[Bell Historians] surprising Campanophile listing

Bickerton, Roderic K (SELEX) (UK) roderic.bickerton at qpQ5Yfy5NokW64MIN8z8Y0f_59HG5bG0MfiznkV__dtG11uJQjPQbhLSfos-RKl5Mz7DgYq9eFxo5Cj44Y6psGd8GPTSW6ge6A.yahoo.invalid
Mon Aug 7 08:36:20 BST 2006

The link to St Peter Port Guernsey is not appropriate.
They were hung in a good frame and fittings and were not slow swing.
They had stays and sliders and were all set to rotate at approximately
the same speed.
They were well sorted and were intended to clapper "wrong"  but were
stable, striking once and striking cleanly. They could be rung to
changes  easily, once one got used to the trebles. The tenor rang like a
normal English bell, although it had a very substantial headstock.
They all had the same size wheels and the smaller bell wheels had
weighting to slow them down to the speed of the tenor.

I dont think they were intended to be rung full circle when hung.
Perhaps someone who was a ringer and lived there adapted them so they
could be rung even if the fittings are incorrect or maybe it was an
attempt by McShane to imitate an english ring without proper knowledge
of the necessary fittings etc a bit like the old 8 at St Peter Port
Guernsey. I think in this country they may be considered as 'unringable'
but also as a swing chime but given where they are, they present a
novelty to visiting ringers.

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