[Bell Historians] Fire at Sheering, Essex

Robert Lewis editor at VltA9Esc46-qiAbGyXDy4FpdrN-ldEekc3Jg8ZAiAoZOY73kZuakZVwZUFftiBNmHSKiajeguNsA8Ph4z6WBlnM.yahoo.invalid
Fri Jan 15 10:46:30 GMT 2010

Does anyone have details of the fire damage at Sheering, Essex 
reported briefly with a picture in this week's Church Times (p.4).

The Church's website has nothing about it yet, but says this about the bells:

"There are four bells in the bell tower. The first and third are by 
Miles Graye 1619; the second is probably by William Wightman dated 
1682 and the fourth probably by Richard Keene 1702. The bells were 
not heard for about thirty years as the tower was considered unsafe 
for change ringing, but in 1998 they were repaired and re-hung by the 
Whitechapel Bell Foundry with a chiming mechanism, as part of our 
year 2000 preparations."



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