[Bell Historians] Darlington station bell
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Thu Oct 1 09:06:04 BST 2009
Somewhere i have a newspaper cutting about this bell from the D & S times I have a feeling i sent it up some years ago in a similar discussion.
Message Received: Sep 30 2009, 11:46 PM
From: "David Bryant"
To: "Bell Historians"
Subject: [Bell Historians] Darlington station bell
While waiting for a train this evening I noted details of the large bell on display on platform 4 at Darlington station:
Inscription band: Cast by John Warner and Sons London 1886.
Didn't have a tape measure so couldn't get its diameter, but I'd guess it's about a ton. Typical Warner profile of the date - short waisted, square shoulders and Doncaster head. It formerly hung in the station's clock tower (which still exists, with working clocks), but the bell had become disused and was removed in 1983. It bears the mark of an external clock hammer.
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