Bristol Bells c. 1869

RingingMatters at RingingMatters at
Fri Feb 19 19:15:10 GMT 2010

Another of my hobbies is Family History and I have been tracing the life of 
 John STUART, my gt-gt-grandfather.  He was a man of many talents being at  
various times a Glassblower (1861), a Carpenter (1871), an Artist (1881) 
and a  photographer (1891 & 1901).
On his marriage certificate, 3rd December 1869, he gives his occupation as  
Bell Hanger.  As he was a glassblower 8 years previously and a carpenter 2  
years later, he does not seem to stay in any job for long and so I am 
writing to  ask if anyone knows of any bells hung or re-hung in or close to 
Bristol around  1869?
I would guess that he would have been an unskilled assistant working for a  
local firm, so can anyone tell me of any bell foundries or frame makers in 
the  same area at that time, for whom he might have worked?
A long shot but worth a try!
This has also been posted on the Change Ringers message board
Malcolm Bland  
Kirkby  Malham
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