[Bell Historians] Early Peal in Canada? / life before N A G

'Chris Frye' Chris@frye.org.uk [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Jun 3 21:40:16 BST 2014

> Alan Ellis wrote: "Exeter, Ontario...Perhaps others who have rung or who have tried to ring there could provide additional information."

I rang there on a tour in the summer of 2006. There was write up in the RW (2006 p940) and it mentioned that we rang 10 changes of plain hunt doubles. They were very hard going and that was the limit of what we (a pretty competent band) could manage.  It was a very hot day and we were drenched with perspiration after the exertion. A lot of "friction" problems on some of the bells did seem to emanate from some very small pulleys, which were of the type that one might buy in a hardware shop for general use or else for use on boats. I think they were a reasonably modern addition or replacement for whatever was originally fitted. I have a vague recollection that the pulleys in question were at least partially "shrouded" so that they worked "normally" at one stroke but caused the rope to be "kinked" or to rub against the metal shroud at the other. I remember thinking that an hour or two of work (with perhaps a repeat visit to the hardware shop) might have improved the "go" considerably. There was talk of a UK bell hanger having seen or commented on the installation but I did not get the impression that any remedial work was about to be put in hand. We were made very welcome and the person meeting us knew that we would attempt to ring the bells full circle. 

Chris Frye.  

Posted by: "Chris Frye" <chris at frye.org.uk>

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