Oldest Fittings

Philip Denton philip_denton at -4h7xUBqMVHFAgDneMvB40VNv2ulJfBPI57d5c5ZJvExc5Ga-dY2vXLeB0yDBVZ0NbPwPtarHLKFMj85ph6CAVTNgNs.yahoo.invalid
Sun Aug 12 23:19:26 BST 2007

Does anyone know which ringable rings have the oldest fittings? When I rang at East Carlton, Northamptonshire (3/06), I was told that the bells (Joseph Eayre, 1755, 9 cwt ring of 6) were re-hung in the new church tower in 1788. The Peterborough Diocesan Inventory gives the frame and fittings as probably by Edward Arnold, 1789. They were very heavy-going to ring! Are there many cases of older fittings in use?
jshe726707 at NJqj1lbM1FlmVf-99l8rQDhx4BgRqRSmmFcBp6OFeLOnkJRk9UFNe96bZmxdbR17c0F9H-P0ST5M.yahoo.invalid wrote:
              In a message dated 12/08/2007 21:46:11 GMT Daylight Time, rodbick at XMxbPE-5fZP7eLCoQtw1Yx4bfiR7jiXUaI6ztfHkA7hgF52i0jsm6lYpBFxO6FHRiauMywROT7wlyv12yHqqi_c.yahoo.invalid writes:
  I remember re-hanging a bell in the 1070's and it went really badly. It is
still going and now goes as well as any other bell in the tower.

  I didn't appreciate that you were that venerable Rod .


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