[Bell Historians] Hanley Stoke on Trent
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Fri Sep 11 16:19:24 BST 2009
When Kidderminster were augmented from eight to twelve in 1935 some if not all of the three G&J trebles were given as a War Memorial, and some if not all of those were given by the Town.
These bells were dispersed when the new twelve were put in; two went to Ludlow and the other to (I think) Australia.
That should be a good precedent for Hanley.
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From: John H Allen
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Cc: 'Dave Simpson'
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 2:57 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Hanley Stoke on Trent
You will know that it is planned to remove the 10 G & J bells from Hanley and reinstall at Stone Staffordshire. A Listed Building Application to remove the bells is with Stoke on Trent City Council for the removal of the bells but this has run into opposition from the City Conservation Officer who has received objections from a number of local residents and also the War Memorials Trust. 2 of the 10 bells were given as war memorials to those from the Hanley area who died in the Great War. These 2 bells are listed as war memorials
It would help the Stone ringers if details could be given for any other bells which are specifically war memorials. The local argument is that bells are intended to be rung and are hardly a fitting memorial in their present derelict state. Any useful suggestions would be appreciated!
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