[Bell Historians] Taylor shield

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Tue Sep 8 09:54:42 BST 2009

I'd always assumed the  shield was that of the Brasyer foundry. Perhaps there is a connection or evolution between this and Watts.


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From: "Andrew Higson" <andrew.higson at c_EhXVkhOhonrFBN5soSKFmvcO0oZNrqPZa-2J7g5yZz1Qxk-mna5eP8yyys-7hghO7vTPbtCzajNB6sl-vu_BNtmogr.yahoo.invalid>
Date: 08/09/2009 9:24 am

I can think of a couple of others. The national 12 bell competition
shield, the Leicester DG striking competition shield and the Roses
competition shield. There is also on in All Saints Loughborough atop a
bronze tablet recording the names of band memebers.


Andrew Higson

Taylors Eayre and Smith Ltd

The Bellfoundry

Freehold Street


LE11 1AR

Telephone: 01509 212241 Fax: 01509 263305 Registered in England No.


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[mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John David
Sent: 08 September 2009 09:01
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Taylor shield



The Channel Islands district of the W&P possess a shield cast in bell
metal as the trophy for the District striking competition. It was a gift
from Paul Taylor of the Loughborough Foundry in 1981. It was said at the
time to be one of only three in existence, cast of bell metal and the
trademark of Hugh Watts, master bell-founder of Leicester in the mid
16th century. 


Is it still true that it is one of three? 


Who has the other ones? and how did they get them?


Ours was obtained through Tony Wolstenholme of Alderney, who was
friendly with the Taylor family. He had it very nicely mounted on a
polished board in memory of his wife and it now has engraved silver
plates on the back listing the competition winners. 


John David




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