Bells from the Canadian Pacific Railway

John Paul Adams J.Adams at
Tue Jul 25 10:17:23 BST 2006

Taken from the latest (August) issue of the Railway Magazine, in the
"100 year ago" column:

"Reference was made in the March 1955 issue to the presentation to
Canadian churches of bells from Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives
that had been withdrawn from service. The Revd A.W.V Mace writes that
this caught the eye of the Revd H.D. Hutchins, one of our regular
readers, and it occured to him that it would be a happy gesture if
one of these bells could find a place in an English church. Mr
Hutchins accordingly made this suggestion to the CPR, with the
result that a bell was despatched on the Candian Pacific liner
Empress of France, and sent from Liverpool to the church of
St Thomas, Eaton, about midway between Chester and Crewe, of which
Mr Hutchins is Curate-in-Charge."

I assume this is the Eaton a few miles east of Tarporley in Cheshire.


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