[Bell Historians] Which are the top 10 bell & /or bellhanging related books?

David Bryant davidbryant at eYffsh2zxBsCYqfuP-Bih23hRvvw_zDA_z_-GSKzuJDDhtXzPk8VbMyPpXq3HnoIlhGV8Dn0oEFhqay6DD9KFw.yahoo.invalid
Tue Sep 2 21:38:30 BST 2008

"Who is able to provide their top 10 regarding bells & bell hanging etc.
reasons? I suggest the top 10 must be limited to books which were printed &
could in theory be purchased."

I would find it difficult to do a top ten (too many contenders!), but in the
realms of county bell books I think Christopher Dalton's Dorset volumes have
to be my favourites - his idiosyncratic style and brilliant photographs (I
imagine we can probably all agree that he was the best bell photographer
ever), combined with the polished production of the books makes for
something inimitable.

Other than this, Trevor Jennings' bell fittings book would certainly feature
highly on my list as the subject matter is a particular interest of mine.

Incidentally, another of my favourite books is 'Churches in Retirement', a
long-out-of-print gazetteer of their churches produced by the then Redundant
Churches Fund. The photography in this is by Christopher Dalton.

At the other extreme, what are the worst bell books ever produced? I can
immediately think of two contenders.



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