[Bell Historians] Macclesfield Christ Church
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Tue Aug 14 10:14:41 BST 2007
Just to say that I looked into all this about 30 years ago - and you may remember, Pete, that we visited Lower Peover together - but never managed to trace the Sankey Street chapel, which seesm to have gone. If the bell had survived, it might have provided proof of the date of the trebles. I have also looked at the Lower Peover accounts to see if the purchase of the bell from Macclesfield was mentioned - it isn't (but the accounts aren't complete). But the fact that Rudhall supplied ten bells isn't in doubt as it's clearly stated in their catalogues.
Still now online at our new abode so can't provide chapter and verse from the lists right now, but will check my notes on this and (if there's anything to amend or add to this note written from memory) perhaps provide a further summary
Pete Dyson <pete.dyson.holly at KNBUYQrjxmmXvJf7sXQfwVSTBQ1sv5GRrGXtpYH2Lr6QMWowKJjTjorffl5uIW2DLuxymZoiyY9txcUw93Jt5LZMtS1ajfUl.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
I wonder if anyone can help myself and David Atkinson, the Tower
Captain? Macc Ch Ch were originally a complete Rudhall 10, dated 1777.
In 1815 the 9th was cracked and recast by Wm Dobson, with the two
trebles being sold to defray the cost. One was sold to "Peover" and
the other to "Sankey Street Chapel, Warrington". I am trying to find
if either of these bells are still around.
My visits to Over Peover and Peover Hall show that there are no
contenders there, but Lower Peover was a possibility, as these were
recast by Warner in 1912.
I cannot find any reference to Sankey Street Chapel, Warrington
despite a search on Google.
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