[Bell Historians] The 26 bells of St Wilfrid's Harrogate

Richard Offen richard at ...
Fri Jun 3 10:10:01 BST 2005

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Peter Kirby" 
<peter.c.kirby at b...> wrote:
> >> David Bryant
> [They had stopped doing it generally by this point. They started 
again to
> some extent in the 70s with very light eights such as Lightcliffe 
and Pately
> Bridge (bar stocks on all bells at both), but at Harrogate it 
> appears to have been done for cheapness.]
> I think Lightcliffe were done on the cheap as well!
> Peter Kirby
> Ringer @ Lightcliffe 1971-present date

Weren't most of Taylor's mini-rings in the 50s, 60s and 70s hung on 
bar headstocks? I seem to remember places such as Rochford and 
Saxthorpe being hung so.

At Haddiscoe (and possibly others), they even forged wi/steel bar to 
form canon retaining headstocks!

The first of the Whitechapel mini-rings, Radlett, also has bar 
headstocks, but then WBF developed their fabricated hollow-section 
steel headstocks, which we see at places such as Seasalter (sorry, 
old habits die hard, I know I'm meant to call it Whitstable these 
days!), Ston Easton, Scofton with Osberton, et al.




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