Great Malvern Priory

peter461779 p.g.davies at
Fri Mar 13 18:15:31 GMT 2009

While I can't quite match John Baldwin's "name drop", referring to his conversation with a Chancellor, I can reveal that I recently had a conversation with a very senior member of the National Trust hierarchy who complained that EH conservation policies cost the NT a lot of time and money neither of which they can afford to lose.

One factor which never seems to be taken into account by EH is that bells are effectively orchestras which give frequent "concerts" to large public audiences.  It is incumbent upon ringers to deliver of their best and to do this they need the best quality of "instruments/bells".  A pianist would expect the best grand piano to maximise his or her public performance and the orchestra would expect to have the best instruments to accompany.  The same principle should be applied to bells.

Peter Davies


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