[Bell Historians] Re: A Short handstroke

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at BqvOr8Y9wKzKZQYbl7fM3Wzhu8DxFIGSpGOvALGR_bHJ-Nx96mk_AAvUbmTR79gVVz9HtNtPiwZRynJJTghwIXRQQ2QdDA.yahoo.invalid
Tue May 10 08:37:43 BST 2011

Brian Meldon notes "old bell wheels at Canewdon have the garter holes at the 12 o-clock position when the bells are down"

A short handstroke, yes - but what you had at Canewdon is a set of bells hung for deadrope ringing. Not the same thing as the sort of short handstroke under discussion. Deadrope ringing has, though, been mostly forgotten about as a now obsolete style of bellhanging / ringing of which not-too-many examples now survive

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