David Cawley dave at uE_34nbTmOxnS_JiGq7G8qb27DcdOP2kisAtbm1qJtvVimVtS4mFzSTBimEhj-VIZr1fEqMDZCbnbpFvAvMMWI_3vcztRA.yahoo.invalid
Tue Sep 9 17:00:01 BST 2008

Amazing how quickly DAC's and Chancellors appear to have worked in the sad case of the ex-St Peter's Oldham bell. An positive enquiry is made at St Ambrose where the bell resided, and "a few weeks later" it is "broken up on site and the metal sold for scrap". Or was a Faculty not sought?

I don't think that Whitechapel (or Taylors) would have purchased bell metal without knowing that it had been lawfully come by - which in the case of a church bell means that the sellers have authority to break up a bell of local historic interest.

Either the DAC etc worked quickly or it fell into the hands of a wrong'un. 

At least it generated a couple of interesting posts from Derek and CJP. 

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