[Bell Historians] Re: All Souls, Bolton

David Cawley dave at _L0Z4dXV_Rc1LRncpDmiDqCn3aDA8r-3u-Mye7HAN7q99d4qnn0YAtIWlRHVPqpVyCQi5QbfseCxueQKcwNHlxhQU2M.yahoo.invalid
Thu Sep 13 00:52:39 BST 2007

Rang here on a VERY cold day just after Christmas last year. Church very much as it is in the 28 days posting; CCT with a nice guide book, but really rather run down. Church is one of Austin and Paley's glories, and the bells a slightly heavier sister ring to the former eight at The Saviour, Bolton (a sister church, also magnificent, demolished), which are now the back 8 at the Parish Church.

Yes, St Bartholomew's six were alas scrapped. There was a rather sad/amusing Ringing World account of a ringing meeting there held in a terrific rainstorm. The lead off the roof had gone and water poured down in torrents on the riungers who had gone there for a last ring.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Simon Bond 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:37 PM
  Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: All Souls, Bolton

  > Are these bells still rung regularly and looked after,
  > or is this church and bells going the same way as
  > Hanley with access to anyone who wants to get in
  > and cause damage/start a fire?
  > Mat

  I rang here in 2005 for a visit by CCT trustees. A rope broke during the 
  visit and the bell chamber contained a number of dead pigeons but the bells 
  were otherwise in a ringable condition. Gordon Birks is responsible for the 
  tower but I don't believe the bells are rung many times a year.


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