Bell of Doom

John Camp camp at
Thu Mar 11 22:44:43 GMT 2010

I found this item, in a strip called 'London is Stranger than Fiction'
in the London 'Evening News' of 25 January 1950.  Is the bell still

"The Bell of Doom [drawing]

Once the ringing of this simple handbell, now resting harmlessly in St
Sepulchre's Church, Holborn Viaduct, spelt doom for hundreds of

A certain Robert Dowe left a sum of money for it to be rung outside
the condemned cell of Newgate on the night before every execution."

John Camp


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