[Bell Historians] Re: olympics

John Camp camp at VkO7iCX22tC3biRHEybb8JUx049sPnUM9yMEQiKagObdyTDUAdE5A6xVJyP8NspmFvIB-JwJ7ZUR6pM.yahoo.invalid
Sun Feb 5 20:54:21 GMT 2012

At 20:35 on 05 February 2012, Dickon Love wrote:
> "Change-ringers reports that a company in the Netherlands (not Eijesbouts,
> but possibly on their behalf) have cast the bell (23 tonnes).  Pity that a
> bell for the London Olympics has to be cast outside the UK.  This seems to
> be the reason for the secrecy."

> What is the authority for this report?

Authority?  All gossip.  Petit & Fritsen (as reported) say that
Eijsbouts are casting / have cast the bell.  Paul de Kok says that they
haven't got the capacity.  But it seems wholly clear that it hasn't been
cast in the UK.

> I understand that the reason for the secrecy lies entirely with the Olympic
> authorities.

And your understanding comes from where?  The real question is why the

John Camp


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