[Bell Historians] Ropley, Hampshire, Re: Fire.

alan Buswell aaj.buswell@gmail.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Apr 14 09:31:37 BST 2015

I'll have another look at 'Raised St Peter's' website for the pictures you
mention, I might have missed them.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:59 PM, Matthew Higby matthewhigby at aol.com
[bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> Alan, I have the small Sanctus bell which is dated 1753. This used to hang
> under the eaves, outside the tower and features on several photos on the
> "Raise St Peters" website. It was found buried under much ash and other
> stuff in the ringing room. It is undamaged. Matthew
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 13 Apr 2015, at 12:51, alan Buswell aaj.buswell at gmail.com
> [bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
>            Since most of the church records were destroyed in the fire of
> 19th June 2014, I am trying to gather past history of the tower, bells and
> ringers.
>            In their Timeline from 'Ropley2000' there is an entry for 1726
> viz - 'Church clock installed at St Peters'. I can find no record of this
> event, even after enquiring locally. There is not even mention of the 1701
> bells in this timeline.
>            Colchester's *Church Bells of Hampshire *gives mention of a
> 'Clock bell outside, 1755, Lester & Pack.' This date could be 1758, a badly
> written figure.
>            I am hoping that there may be someone who might be able to add
> further information and possibley connect the two dates.
>            Also, as a very long-shot, would any one know of a photograph
> that I could use of a Miss Marianna Sophie Hagen, b.1852, d,1932. It was
> she who paid outright for providing the new G&J bells in 1927.
> Thank you all.
> Alan Buswell.
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