[Bell Historians] Unintended consequences and faculties

'Chris Pickford' c.j.pickford.t21@btinternet.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Fri Feb 20 10:40:37 GMT 2015

Ted Steele comments " I had believed that the faculty process was intended
to prevent works that would impair use of the building in the way intended"

Indeed, DAC Bells Advisers have to be aware of things outside their
immediate areas of responsibility - including access "improvements",
creation of kitchens and toilets in towers, clock works, radio and
telecommunications equipment and even repair and restoration work affecting
tower and belfry space. The need in such cases is not so much to propose
bell restoration work - but rather to ensure that what is proposed will not
prevent or unduly complicate subsequent work (intended or not).

Very often, though, such advice will be ignored - even where sensible and
reasonable representations have been made. DAC advisers should, though, take
all reasonable steps to make sure that the long term needs of bells and
ringers are not compromised by ill-considered schemes pushed through on a
quick-fix basis (solving one problem but creating others)

Chris Pickford

Posted by: "Chris Pickford" <c.j.pickford.t21 at btinternet.com>


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