[Bell Historians] Purdues

Susan & Christopher Dalton dalton.family at ...
Mon Nov 14 20:25:02 GMT 2005

> It was their ancestral home, and up until the end of the line 
> (Thomas) they retained close links with the village, therefore I
> think it is fair to describe it as their home although, as you say,
> several of them worked elsewhere. I am very familar with George
> Purdue's work as he based himself in Taunton. It cannot be said that
> he was the most talented of the Purdues, even in his own generation.
> Most of his bells which I've come across vary between average and
> poor. I've not encountered anything by him anywhere near as good as
> the products of his brothers Richard (e.g. Queen Camel tenor) or
> Roger (e.g. Redcliffe 11th).
> David

Try Godmanstone (especially), Congresbury and Plympton St Mary.



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