[Bell Historians] Re: National Bell Database

David Bryant 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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