[Bell Historians] Saffron Walden.

La Greenall eldeworth at SWyuo8k5gwcrTC0gHoW7cr7TejYosEdPKOML6_LBbNuHmPLTETph1YJcKEKvcqh5aIgQQmnxpv8qjPMKalvY.yahoo.invalid
Thu Mar 30 14:16:24 BST 2006

Hi Jim.

Sorry, I cannot help with any of your technical queries. I would think
that the town's local newspaper of the time would have carried a story
on the bells if they were in any way unsatisfactory, especially as they
were relatively new. I was merely trying to answer your specific
question "Is there no book on the bells of Essex?" which didn't specify
a time period.

Saffron Walden's public library has an excellent local history section.
It has its own website at:


and I'm sure that they would be able to find the info you seek if they
don't have it already. BTW the library also houses the superb Victorian
(and Edwardian) Studies Centre, which serves as the whole county's focus
for researching that period - I know this is out of your time-frame as
well, but others might be interested. There is a link on the above
website to it.


Lawrence Greenall (no 'h').

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
> [mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jim Phillips
> Sent: 30 March 2006 11:47
> To: Bell Historians
> Subject: [Bell Historians] Saffron Walden.
> Lawrence Greenhall wrote:-
> "Essex: The Church Bells of Essex, their founders,
> inscriptions,traditions and uses, by the Rev. Cecil Deedes
> and H.B. Walters (1909)."
> Thanks for the information.  However the book would not
> cover the period in which I was interested.  I wanted to
> know why the 4 new trebles of 1914 to augment Saffron
> Walden to twelve were recast in 1928.  These trebles were
> clearly tonally unsatisfactory in some way which has been
> pointed out.  The 1928 recast bells were put back on the
> Bowell's 'RSJ' type of headstock which, although primitive
> in appearance, was a good stock and which could be
> thoroughly painted quite unlike the 'modern' tubular steel
> stock which rust from the inside where the rust cannot
> cannot be seen.  Has there been any incidence of these
> tubular steel stocks collapsing due to internal rusting?  


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