[Bell Historians] Re: National Bell Database
davidbryant at ...
Mon Sep 26 14:13:03 BST 2005
>Maintenance could be by branch secretaries, for example, who should have
>a good knowledge of local bells or should be able to contact local
That is the very thing which must be avoided at all costs! Most ringers have
little knowledge of bells and the resulting database would be of such
dubious accuracy as to be useless. Ask your average branch secretary for
accurate details of the bells at a tower in their area - few would come up
with anything worth having. One only has to look at many of the articles in
the RW, and the details of bells given in many church guide books, to see
what trash would result if ringers without specialist knowledge of bells
were asked to contribute.
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