[Bell Historians] Madrid

George Dawson George at d...
Sat Jan 29 17:39:52 GMT 2005

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See also RW 26/6/99 p.614
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From: David Cawley=20
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com=20
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Madrid

S. E. Tower: A ring of 8 tenor 36 1/2", about 8-cwt in Ab, originally hun=
g for full circle ringing. When RWMC examined in 1956, he found, inter alia=
the 3rd clapper in the 7th and the 5th clapper in the tenor (and the 3rd a=
nd 5th without), and wheels survived only on 2, 4 and 6. 5th headstock spli=
t, tenor stock decayed, gudgeons and bearings pretty poor. Frame on one lev=
el, massive timbers but timber by window openings decayed. Ringing accomoda=
tion chaotic!

N. E. Tower: A chime of 11 bass 45" about 15-cwt in F. No clappers, and a=
ll the original hammers gone and the sunsequent electrical clappers removed=
. Remains of chime barrell in base of tower.

The only bell which was in use at the time was the bass bell of the chime
which had an iron ball on a rope in lieu of the clapper.

All inscribed CAST BY IOHN WARNER AND SONS LONDON 1882 / (Franciscan cros=

Ranald subsequently wrote an illustrated article for the comic, which app=
eared in the issue of 14.12.56 pp 793-4. Canon Felstead subsequently wrtoe =
to Ranald giving details of an article on the bells which Warners had put i=
n the Bell News, Vo. 1, p.327 - fortunately copying it out in extenso, and =
giving an account of the tuition they were giving.

Ranald's visit was 49 years ago - perhaps it is time someone else had a l=
ook at them!


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From: Michael Wilby=20
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Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 2:08 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Madrid

Can anyone provide details of the 8 in Madrid?


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