[Bell Historians] A wake for the bells?

Anne Willis zen16073 at eAU_X-WORAO1SL5zEG-fB8RRe9knIZMDawQQGGEAVH12_yAP8TIhMm50KRofdU064iEzUYrCKPrHr5MocA.yahoo.invalid
Sun Jul 23 11:26:06 BST 2006

La Greenall

Maybe the bells
weren't called 'she' or 'her' (as they often were in our local
churchwardens' accounts) until after this ceremony had been performed.

A bell at Salisbury St Martin changed sex if the accounts are to be
believed.  Among their accounts for 1581 are entries for the re-casting of a
bell by John Wallis.

	It. For unhanging of him [the bell]		xviij d
	for drawing him to the bellfounders		xj d
	for carying the bell to church		xvij d
	for getting of her up and hanging of hir	iiis vj d



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