[Bell Historians] Bell Ropes.
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Mon Nov 17 11:43:48 GMT 2008
In the Leicestershire village (Great Bowden) where I grew up, we used
to ring once a year for 'bogmire night' and were given a shilling for
doing so. The tale was identical to Anne's , However, on the wall in
the choir there is a plaque with words to the effect that interest
from the field was to be paid annually to the bell ringers for
celebrating deliverence from 'Papish idolatury'
Nontheless, we all referred to it as 'bogmire night' I must ask my
brother if they still get the shilling ( 5 new P !) which when first
granted would have been a significant amount
The new treble bells at Holy Trinity cost 13d per pound in 1735, and an
agricultural wage in north Oxfordshire was 10/- a week in the 1880's (Lark
Rise to Candleford) which gives two markers. No Mars Bar index for those
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