[Bell Historians] Bells filled with ale

Bryan McCahey b.mccahey at j6o1esVcdFn9fReAMemvnoLes8kQEVV2Q4u1XE30R7VAXP-YbBE4kSSs_ZBF0jG1irUtLBVswHtkkLypDXI.yahoo.invalid
Sun Mar 6 14:45:22 GMT 2011

Gilbert White, the naturalist Rector of Selborne, Hampshire, recorded the 
following celebrations when the new bells of Selborne arrived in 1735: 'The                              
day of arrival of this tuneable peal was  observed                              
as a high festival in the village and  rendered more                              
joyous by an order from the donor that the  treble                              
bell should be fixed bottom upward in the  ground                              
and filled with punch, of which all present  were                              
invited to partake.' . 

See www.westgallerychurches.com/Hants/Selborne/Selborne.html

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