[Bell Historians] Re: Old rings of 12

David Bryant davidbryant at ...
Wed Jun 1 17:40:03 BST 2005

>Although the middle four of the original twelve are still extant, somewhere 
>in Australia I believe. The original tenor was recast a couple of times, 
>lastly by Blews of Birmingham. The front four were subsequently recast by 
>Warners. A sharp second was added by Taylors in 1968. In 1994 when the 
>new Taylor twelve were cast, the previous front eight were sent to 
>Australia and the Blews tenor was put on display in the church, in its own 
>framework with full ringing fittings and (from memory) a rope tied to the 
>clapper. This leaves the natural 2nd, 9th, 10th and 11th, which I believe 
>were all recast. Many of the old Warner headstocks were reused in 1994, 
>but replaced a couple of years ago by HMA. Unfortunately the much needed 
>work on the tower acoustics was not carried out.

My understanding was that the front 8 and the sharp 2nd were bought by 
somebody and are currently in store. Anyone have any more information on 
this. Tenor in church, and I believe it is correct that 9,10,11 were 



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