[Bell Historians] More stolen bells

Peter Trent peter.trent at nGSB6dBU_QEJdHflT_p8qWGACvD2fD8edmjbUZPapK4Jduk2AsuP6fwC_DyERtwxLsPEIOAq2wZKvjREogIEHVU1a4JG.yahoo.invalid
Mon Jan 10 08:31:27 GMT 2011

The following information is taken from Ranald Clouston's 1977 report on the bell at St Mary Newton Flotman which is the subject of the bell theft report below:

Diameter 33 and 15/16ths inches
Approx weight 7cwts 2 quarters
Unworn soundbow thickness 2 and 1/4 inches.
Note A
Cast in crown Staple
No tuning marks but a scar of metal inside the crown.
Founder William Brend
Inscription Anno dni 1616 (second word is doubtless abreviation for Domini)
Moulding wires 3,2-3,3-2.
Lip to shoulder at tangent 25 and 3/4 inches 
Shoulder circumference 59 and 1/8 inches 
Six cannons

Peter Trent

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David & Mary Kelly 
  To: bellhistorians 
  Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 12:18 PM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] More stolen bells


  The Keltek Trust has been informed of two more stolen bells.

  The first is listed in Church Bells of Herefordshire: St Mark, Leggatts Way, Watford, 13.75" diameter bell cast by J Warner & Sons, London, 1891.

  Information regarding the second stolen bell has come from Peter Trent, Norwich Diocese bells advisor:
  This is a message from Long Stratton Safer Neighbourhood Team: 
  Police are appealing for information from local residents following a theft. 
  Between 26 December and Sunday 2 January thieve(s) have removed a large church bell from a garden in Saxlingham Thorpe. 
  The bell had been stored under tarpaulin in a garden for the past 25 years, so was overgrown with brambles and bushes. 
  Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Jon Phillips at Long Stratton Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  Peter adds: the bell weighs approximately 8cwts, inscribed: "anno dni 1616"  and by William Brend

  Dave, Sec. K.T.

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