[Bell Historians] Stolen bell - Darwen, Lancs

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Sun Apr 29 06:50:23 BST 2012

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, Bryan McCahey <b.mccahey at ...> wrote:
> Further to my previous email about the bell stolen last week from Hoddlesden, Darwen, the church is known as St. Mary's Mission Church, Hoddlesden but appears to be listed as St. Mary's Grimehills, Blackburn Diocese, in the National Bells Register; no data available other than that there is one bell.
> Bryan McCahey
 Both John Greenhough and I, at seperate times, have tried to view the bell but got no further than the GF level from which, the small bell (guesstimated to be somewhere around 1cwt-ish) was swung.

Ladder access is required to get higher in the tower and no ladder is stored at the Church. St Mary, Grimehills (near Hoddlesdon) was built in 1851, and is a bit isolated with not many buildings/dwellings close to it.



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