[Bell Historians] 3 bell restorations

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Sun Jan 20 12:26:27 GMT 2008

A lot depends on what sort of adviser is involved and which firm 
quotes for rehanging. We lost Middleton in Teesdale due to the bell 
hanging firm falling over themselves to agree with the 
preservationists and the result is a levered mess. Similarly 


--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Colin Turner" <colin at ...> 
> Ah! I had forgotten about the Southwell Diocese, probably because 
many of
> the lesser numbered rings are augmented when restored. I know a 
few people
> are against augmentation, but at the end of the day, there is more 
chance of
> bells being rung regularly - and of retaining a band - if there 
are 5 or 6
> bells rather than three. There are quite a few very ringable 3 
bell towers
> in the Oxford Diocese, but to my knowledge only one, Didcot, has a 
> band of ringers. That said, I think it is more likely that the 
bells are
> heard more frequently at those towers where the bells are hung for 
> than those where lever chiming is the mode. There will be an 
> visiting band and ringing can be provided by other towers for 
weddings &
> special services.
> As a matter of interest, perhaps George can provide us with some 
data on the
> number of rings of 5 and above in the Southwell Diocese in say 
> compared with today. I doubt if many (if any) other Dioceses will 
have seen
> such an increase.
> Colin


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