[Bell Historians] Bristol Bells c. 1869

Alan Buswell aaj.buswell at Wke65daq-V8DniWvlp3uBsPq8BI7M34mW-MwlXVN-6mSjHZAWIlOQJzErKi3zKfKA6uiYc-I02DZjNDWlanZFw-SHkc.yahoo.invalid
Tue Feb 23 14:22:27 GMT 2010

Yes, I too have a bell-hanger in my family tree. This was aired a little while ago here. He might have been an installer of house servant bells and may have been working for an Ironmonger.

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  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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