Fire Station bell from Salisbury

philholtsdgr pippolucas23 at ...
Sun Jul 31 15:31:58 BST 2005

This morning I called in the weekly "car-boot" sale held in Devizes 
Market Hall, and spotted a small bell (12 1/2" in diameter) complete 
with canons, the only inscription being "F.E.S. 1876". I passed the 
information on to David Godwin, who has since purchased it. Information 
he was given by the stall-holder, suggests that this bell came from a 
fire-station in Salisbury. David thinks the founder was probably 
William Blews, and hopes that photos he intends submitting, may help to 
confirm this.
All this leads me to ask whether it would be worthwhile searching 
archives for local authority contracts for the supply of bells such as 
this? Of course, it may have already been done.

Phil Lucas


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