[Bell Historians] Great Malvern Priory

Andrew Bull a_m_bull at EpfqLQ_YPXJ5MdKI7581H2Fn75x1Sd5w-_QCf-i9d3NOujSmgfPyKWcaMXfjkWaegODGTju1ao5Avluv.yahoo.invalid
Thu Mar 12 19:00:11 GMT 2009

It's interesting to see how the argument is shifting. I've still seen no
justification given as to why on earth EH want to keep the old frame in the
first place. It is even stated by David Bryant in a posting yesterday that
EH themselves own a church with a tower containing one of these very frames.
It is exactly this sort of thing that brings EH into disrepute, seemingly
wanting to interfere with restoration projects at every turn on the most
tenuous excuse.


Andrew Bull



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At 17:51 12/03/2009, Bickerton, Roderic (SELEX GALILEO, UK) wrote:
>Has the movement been measured recently?
>Getting it down is no guarantee it will stay down.


At 17:40 12/03/2009, John H Allen wrote:
>[ref Lichfield] matters are getting worse.

The problem is no-one on the "ringers' side" appears to have put 
these points across to the Chancellor. EH found contractors prepared 
to guarantee that their work would reduce the frame movement enough 
to make the bells easy to ring and no-one asked "how long for". On 
the basis of the information provided I think I'd have found it 
difficult to justify replacing the frame. If the ringers had obtained 
a statement from the Lichfield ringers this would have helped, but it 
appears they didn't.

As I see it, the ringers want the bells to be easier to ring and EH 
want to retain what they consider to be a historical frame. EH have 
proposed a solution that (they state) will give both sides what they 
want. The ringers/PCC haven't done this. How else do we expect the 
independent person charged with making a decision one way or the 
other to respond other than to go with EH?


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