[Bell Historians] Chilcompton, Somerset

David Bryant davidbryant at O2cuttnLkROqwBkPYAhNf6nwu36nbEI45iGcBd6XANREOvIFAdOkX3Px0SQBaBCmJLWDe98R-wAQiwARRWUFpKFFi1s.yahoo.invalid
Mon May 14 20:12:15 BST 2007

It's worth adding that after removal from Chilcompton the front five were
tuned as a major five by E&S, who tried to sell them as a complete ring.
Unfortunately they were unable to find a buyer for them as a set, hence they
are being sold separately.


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The old ring were:
1.   Thomas Bilbie I, Chewstoke  1732  32¾"  6-2-0 
2.   Roger Purdue, Bristol  1630  33½"  6-3-26
3.   Roger Purdue, Bristol  1630  37" 8-2-20 
4.   Roger Purdue, Bristol  1630  39"  10-0-0     
5.   Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel  1821  43¾"  12-3-20            
6.   Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel  1821  49¾" 19-1-10  (E flat).
1,3 & 4 are supposed to be going to East Rudham. 2nd is at Manor Fm,
Wantage. 5th is still available. Tenor was recast in 2004 - into two light
rings of eight (by Richard Bowditch). One will be hung later this year (more
details soon), the other is homeless as yet.
Matthew Higby & Co Ltd,
Church Bell Engineers.
Jasmine Cottage,
The Street,
BA3 4HN.

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