George Dawson george at
Wed Nov 29 18:55:19 GMT 2006

I n 1926 Taylors inspected, the 2nd of 3 had a chunk out of the lip & this
was welded by Barimars & returned to the tower. The three were badly out of
tune & Taylors provided a new bell to make a 'proper' three. The bells in
the tower in 1974 were:
1. 32.93" 6.3.25 J Taylor 1929 948 Hz
2.  36.625" 9.0.7 Sam I Smith 1675 844Hz
3  40" 12.0.23 Sam I Smith 1700 826 Hz (Welded)
4 . 44.375" 16.0.19 Sam I Smith 1682 753 Hz 
I.e 1, 2 & 4 were a major three, & 3 was an odd bell.
A t one time there was some talk of one bell being used to replace a cracked
bell at Shoreditch (I think) but it came to naught.
I would be interested to have confirmation of which of these bells are the
two still in Filey. 
George Dawson

Filey was originally a three bell tower, three old bells, with all three
being by Samuel Smith of York. The treble became cracked and a replacement
bell was installed. At that time all four were hung dead in the three bell
frame. Bells treble and replacement being in the treble pit . Hence the
wheel which dates from the time when they were rehung dead.
In 1981 the two smallest bells were taken out and sent to the foundry. In
return the light six were installed around the two old bells 2 and 3 hung
dead in their pits.
a) the two old bells are "listed"(1689,1700)
b) the frame is "listed"


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