[Bell Historians] Spanish bells from Swansea to Chile?
stephen.dutfield at 4CRimdwlt-J6KR_dfGZvfgvQIjXllJdUJWnR6sXzonxHsqM_Vx8GyycLBdVBkkiptVeEEcKx0_dgL_U0gNU4WWlNItIrTg.yahoo.invalid
Tue Feb 9 11:23:13 GMT 2010
Yes, they are one and the same place. Oystermouth is the official name for the area - Oystermouth Castle overlooks it from the top of the hill - but everyone knows it as Mumbles.
I visited All Saints a few years ago to look at the clock, and saw the Santiago bells in the west porch. There is a single bell in the tower (presumably by Taylors in 1964) which is hung for swing chiming and acts as the hour bell for the clock. I don't recall seeing any pulling-off gear for the clock hammer, so assume they're careful about when the chime it!
I'll upload a couple of photographs.
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, c.j.pickford.t21 at ... wrote:
> Just to add to my last posting. I do know that Oystermouth and Mumbles are the same place - my grandad was stationed there during WII and on boyhood holidays to South Wales we used to go to "The Mumbles" occasionally - and the Oystermouth church is All Saints.
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