[Bell Historians] Fen Ditton

Bickerton, Roderic K (SELEX) (UK) roderic.bickerton at GRkmSUCWz_G7baAvWGj-Wn_WWHQEGhkfKMn3SQ7xdjeZjk9p94xGHCRI9r4_EikBn6jRQxdOCEcLoCnVnchLKubt87DJ6hLoDQ.yahoo.invalid
Wed May 2 16:01:16 BST 2007

I rang Fen shortly after they went in.
Things can change appreciably as clappers bed in.
To recount a tail, I remembered Haywood as being possibly the nicest, beautifully mellow 8 I had heard. We were almost the first to ring on new clappers, 1973. I went back a few years ago and found them really disappointing, distinctly over bright and harsh.
Is that what has happened at Fen? I really must go back.


From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com [mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Sue Marsden
Sent: 02 May 2007 15:42
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Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Fen Ditton

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> PS. I am with Sue Marsden on her judgment of the quality of the present Fen Ditton bells. I have rung a number of peals on them, and they are 'ok' but nothing more.

They should have been a lot better than 'OK' which is a shame. But
they are a lot better than many of the rings of 8 nearby - Histon,
Huntingdon, Littleport, etc, etc.


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