Re: [Bell Historians] Re:  Stoke, Please do this

Dave Simpson d.simpson11 at
Sun Apr 25 13:06:41 BST 2010

At 20:03 24/04/2010, Dave Simpson wrote:

>The two war memorial bells are not the issue here.


Let me expand on that. 

There is a small group of people from Stoke who will fight every inch of the
way to prevent anymore of their heritage leaving the City. (Stone is a
couple of miles from the City boundary) There would be exactly the same
response, of vociferous lobbying, even if there were no “memorial bells” in
the tower.  

>I was told that the War Memorial Trust is still actively opposing the 
removal of the bells. Is that information incorrect?

The War Memorial Trust’s view is that there are other options to be looked
at for the bell’s future. Therefore the application is premature. Either
they are uninformed or they choose to ignore all the hard work that was done
by the Bishop of Lichfield and the various Church bodies over a long period
of time. They  looked at all the possible options for the bells before the
Bishop’s decision was made.

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