[Bell Historians] Mells bells

Philip Denton philip_denton at e8cUQorS6RH4CZf3xjCigOvvmClr7n1oXsNYvW2tkXvxd8eMxHxB8a_VjevkmHiOlfQT532hpsmjVbLlo8NLcf_C.yahoo.invalid
Wed May 16 10:45:56 BST 2007

I have no intention of writing a book. I'm just an enthusiastic (although not particularly advanced) ringer, who is curious about the bells I'm ringing and their history. When I visit a tower, I collect what information I can find, then check other sources and try to put together the full, accurate picture. There are often discrepancies, in the case of some counties, lots of them. The Somerset enquiries of the past few days are as a result of my visiting several towers on the recent Open Day.
  My research is for my own interest, although some of my recent enquiries have resulted in additions and updates to the NBR, and I'm very happy to share my findings with others. 
  Someone recently suggested to me that this forum might be a suitable place to post enquiries, given that many of the contributors clearly have a vast wealth of knowledge in these matters. Perhaps it isn't the right forum after all...
  Sorry if you found my enquiries boring or monotonous!

Dickon Love <dickon at kI_rUZvyq4olj_kiv7bVBahoGHPWWl__cVvWvSFK30F1K9r3G8XzHhucfDDh8MgqL0vciiYOpcKwIXA.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
          > In the ringing chamber at Mells, there is plenty of information about the
> bells - founders, dates and inscriptions - but a only a list of
> approximate weights. I notice that the tenor is given by Dove as 26-2-23.
> Are the other exact weights known? There is also no indication of when they
> were last restored / re-hung / tuned. Is there information available on
> this?

We have had an awful lot of enquiries about bell details on this list from Mr Denton. May I ask whether there is a purpose, eg a book or public archive coming out of it? Also, are these all questions that cannot be answered by the NBR? I'm not moaning, but it is getting monotonous. Of course, if this is geniune research to augment the NBR then fair enough.



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