pippolucas23 at ...
Thu May 26 19:23:56 BST 2005
Apart from the extant 3rd bell (Edington 5th), the remainder were
supposed to have been used to provide additional metal for Edington.
However Fred Slatford (former SDGR secretary) from North Bradley was
visiting the foundry, while Edington's ten were there, and discovered
the ex-Imber bells still there as well. Whatever bell-metal was used to
cast the Edington bells couldn't have come from Imber, if Fred is
correct and he is still adamant this is the case.
Incidentally, Edington were second choice as a new home for the
bells.The original plan was that they should provide a ring of 6 for St
Francis' church in Salisbury, but funds ran out after the tower was
completed. Neil Skelton will have more details than I on this plan.
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