[Bell Historians] Was Belfry Reform necessary?

John Camp camp at 9brtsSh8BVsjwJFNBV5yhO1cLy7kACwKoqrtTumO6VsgipQP13MvMFj0bRjzR8kw7TmCXU-bgU2Ab5LxUcw.yahoo.invalid
Thu Mar 9 23:38:31 GMT 2006

At 23:13 on 09 March 2006, David Bryant wrote:

> However, it also seems likely that this was a reason used to justify
> what the clergy wanted to do anyway - have control over the ringers.

And why not?

Do you possess a copy of John Spice's 'History of the Oxford
University Society of Change Ringers'? The OUS, which, at its
foundation in 1872 consisted almost entirely of clergy and ordinands,
had a lot to do with the subsequent foundation of diocesan
associations. Only £30 (inc postage), from Peter Giles, 6 Pittsfield,
Cricklade, Wilts SN6 6AN.  Cheques payable to 'OUS History'.

John Camp


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