[Bell Historians] Bells filled with ale

David Willis dcwillispiano at HWryorEWcFleJWnMzQ5DSaZeOiMlEJ5MVNkGl7AM9F55ao0OU0P8MMPfvZogOnOSaJkbc7SpzaS41MQLXNF4Mg.yahoo.invalid
Sat Mar 5 14:39:01 GMT 2011

--- On Sat, 5/3/11, John Harrison <john at zx1UgmDRcO0HTATx8xR99Efb8j8TCKJT53Mmt_09TKtSbbjUcovG8-upboYe7OxqOQI2XFdQS_NdK-qZr5c.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

> Bells filled with ale ... may have happened elsewhere.  

I came across a reference to it somewhere in Oxon/Berks, but can't remember

John Harrison

It's Blewbury.  The 7th was cast by Edward Read 1752 . When it returned from Aldbourne in 1753 it was dedicated by being  "set upside down in a hole in front of the School and filled with beer, and many of the company were exceedingly intoxicated therewith"

Sharpe Church Bells of Berkshire page 37.


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