[Bell Historians] Fort William

Matthew Higby matthewhigby@aol.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Fri Aug 1 20:01:34 BST 2014

I have looked at them. They could be done up and rung again, the frame and fittings would be ok with some work. Currently there is no belfry floor/ringing chamber ceiling. 

There was very little interest from the church (sadly) when I visited Tulloch for the first time (about 4 years ago).


Sent from my iPad

On 1 Aug 2014, at 19:53, "Douglas Davis dougdavis22 at googlemail.com [bellhistorians]" <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> Apologies for the top post - can't seem to edit properly on my phone.
> Just wanted to resurrect this thread briefly to ask if there has been anything done about the unringable 4 in St Andrews, Fort William? It seems a shame to me that such a popular tourist spot with I believe a number of lapsed ringers in the locality is devoid of ringable bells apart from Tulloch 18 miles away.
> Regards,
> Doug.
> Sent from my Windows Phone
> From: David
> Sent: ‎3/‎28/‎2010 1:30 PM
> To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Fort William
> --- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Bickerton, Roderic (SELEX GALILEO, UK)" <Roderic.Bickerton at ...> wrote:
> >
> > I rang the 4 at Fort William in 1975.
> > At that time the bells were in reasonable going order.
> > We had to cut 4 rope holes in the plastic corrugated roof beneath the
> > frame, oil and rope up. Water ingress was gross, hence the "roof" under
> > the frame so I imagine they must have got into a sorry state by now.
> > PNBR details look about right. I probably have a recording of them
> > ringing.... Somewhere!
> I visited the tower a few years ago. There are now no floors below the bells so when you ring, you can see the bells swinging. They have 4 plain plastic ropes on the wheels and also 4 plastic ropes on ellacombe hammers which just hang down making a circle of 8 ropes. The tower is now dry inside having had repairs to stop water getting in. There is no access up to the bells so a very long ladder would be needed. Not a bad sounding 4 though. Loose fittings.
> David
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ringingworld.co.uk/pipermail/bell-historians/attachments/20140801/6e77fe8e/attachment.html>

More information about the Bell-historians mailing list