[Bell Historians] Fen Ditton

Philip Denton philip_denton at mWw2qMtBLbM6ZAzxkFKsVz8cu1i5zITiPlwstAH6K0NFjfhddhd_v3y-76W93Q6z_uFRLRfb-EipAb9J1AJnhYI.yahoo.invalid
Wed May 2 16:37:12 BST 2007

On my recent visit, we began by ringing the back 6, which I thought sounded rather good. Then we rang on the 8, and I felt that the trebles sounded a bit strange, not quite a match for the rest. Then I found out that they were Eijsbouts replacements...

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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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