[Bell Historians] Fwd: Comments on IXfoundryWarner
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Fri May 4 19:45:39 BST 2007
Oh yes, I remember this. It was opposite St John's Church Tunbridge Wells, the only tower of the day that wouldn't let us up to see their bell ( 'elf 'n' safety' or some such thing). There were two bells, the small, rather poor one, by Warner and a larger one, with angular canons, by Taylors, about 1890 I think.
For the other towers of that day, including the one where my glasses fell off thirty feet up, onto a stone floor, and the lenses didn't break, see Dickon's excellent site.
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From: Dickon Love
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Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Fwd: Comments on IXfoundryWarner
> >I wonder if you can help me to find records of a bell founded in
> >1904 by J Warner & Sons London. It is currently for sale in a shop
> >in Tunbridge Wells and is claimed to be from a school in Hawkhurst
> >Kent. It is this that I would like confirmed, at least as a
> >possibility. If there are any records that you think may exist I
> >would be very grateful to know where I might find them.
I rather think that Fr David, Quiche and I saw this bell last year in that shop. I am not surprised that he hasn't sold it yet - he wanted about 3 times the scrap value for it and was most put out when we laughed rather loudly at the price. At that time the owner couldn't remember where it came from.
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