[Bell Historians] Which are the top 10 bell & /or bellhanging related boo...

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  From: Richard Offen 
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  Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 1:54 PM
  Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Which are the top 10 bell & /or bellhanging related boo...

  DLC:  I myself at the age of 14 spent 50/- (£2.50) on Stahlschmidt's Church Bells of Kent which still keeps me entranced. By the mid and later 1960's, I was not alone, as it frequently had to be retrieved from a still more youthful RCO who shared a similar fascination with the book.  

  RCO: Then he went and purchased his own copy, which is still his most treasured possession!   Mine cost 25 quid though

  An interesting comparison:

  1959: The Church Bells of Kent selling in Canterbury for 50/- (£2.50)
  c.1970?): Richard Offen buys one for £25
  2008: One was offered for £250 (and that's cheap)!
  I believe it cost 12/6 when first published in 1887. That's 62.5p. What a Jubilee present!



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