[Bell Historians] Blackbourne / Penshurst

David Willis dcwillispiano at DPcmkYAoiZAOaepk0CPTIKC4D90WzSltAulVXashJ3ZHEddtkRVbyDVmYZd814BAsA3aiepjW-sLf3YeMHylWIY.yahoo.invalid
Wed Jan 6 15:30:31 GMT 2010

I can't answer this question, but looking at the name Blackbourne but spelt
differently reminds me of the name Greenleaf or Greenleef ? Were those 2 in
partnership as a bellhanging firm ?

--- On Wed, 6/1/10, Dickon Love <dickon at jhFChUJjAx7nW_UkJw3K4TlIuk8ZHZWYFgiVEGw2w-nxqDKr5jfQdL3k3uXZYKTfGV8VN9YbvY2kpeC2.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

Does anyone know if Thomas Blackbourne of Salisbury has any surviving
records? He rehung the 6 bells at Penshurst, Kent in a new iron frame
with 2 new bells to make 8 in 1896. The new bells were cast by Mears
and we have weights for these. The tenor is said to weigh 17-2-11 but
there are no 'exact' weights quoted for the older bells. Whitechapel
rehung the bells in 1984 but it doesn't appear that they weighed them.
Therefore I wonder where this quoted weight comes from, and whether
Blackbourne would have weighed the bells and whether their record would
have been passed down.



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