St. Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne
richard.offen at I0VOdb8nrXTSrBZHbNYq46zy6cQPQtMzjWYcY6qKRd2bnaxxISoQssy7asFV2F1zIK-6g40e0QqL1uAonBWtAiugJiM.yahoo.invalid
Sun Oct 7 15:56:37 BST 2007
But one thing we will never know is why the bells in the Cathedral
were hung anti-clockwise and why this situation should have been alowed
to be perpetuated when the bells were rehung in 1988. John.
Murphy seems to have always favoured a frame design that necessitated
hanging his bells anti-clockwise - all of his rings still extant in
Ireland are thus hung.
Presumably, as at Richmond in Surrey, it was felt that putting St
Patrick's bells back 'cack-handed' would retain some of the character
of the original installation. Personally, I have no problem with this
and feel it would be sad if we lost all anti-clockwise rings
I was taught on an anti-clockwise ring so am biased!
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