[Bell Historians] Ringers' rules

CHRIS PICKFORD c.j.pickford.t21 at b...
Fri Mar 25 01:42:51 GMT 2005

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David may be right about the ringing tradition persisting longer in the cou=
ntry than in the towns and cities, but two things are worth noting / consid=

1. You'd be surprised (by today's standards) what used to be rung! There ar=
e late nineteenth century photographs of the bells at Elstow (Beds) with a =
beaten up old frame and all sorts of old fittings - at least one peal was r=
ung on them in that condition

2. The sorts of installation you describe certainly exist from the mid nine=
teenth century, but they weren't the norm. They need to be placed in contex=

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