[Bell Historians] St Sidwell, Exeter

David Cawley dave at d...
Mon Mar 21 21:28:54 GMT 2005

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The bells still hung in the hald tower which survived until the Royal Engin=
eers pulled it down. They were recovered from the rubble except the tenor w=
hich went exactly as David said. The new church was designed with a tower w=
hich was never built. 1-8 and the remains of the tenor were indeed scrapped=
and the ninth rehung for electrical chiming on the tripod thingy by John T=
aylor & Co

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John Oldham, of John Taylor & Co, writing to Aubrey Bennett of Buckfastle=
igh on the subject of St Sidwell, Exeter, on 5th January 1943, added:

What's he say about St Sidwell's then. All I know of their fate is that t=
he 9th is now hung dead in a tripod thingy at the east end of the new churc=
h (I've seen it several times - canons seem to be off - who hung it there?)=
, and the tenor was recovered from the rubble by the demolition contractor =
who secretly broke it up and sold it as scrap, an act for which he was take=
n to court. Rumour has it that the front eight were scrapped.

The post-war church was a few years ago converted into flats and a cafe, =
with part remaining as a chapel.


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