[Bell Historians] St. Paul's RC Church, Alnwick, Northumberland.
alan Buswell firstname.lastname@example.org [bellhistorians]
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Sun Aug 5 14:59:22 BST 2018
No quarters have been recorded as being rung on them since 1960.
On 4 August 2018 at 19:00, Bryan McCahey b.mccahey at yahoo.com
[bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> I've just returned from a week's holiday to Alnwick and had a look around
> St. Paul's Church, which according to Dove has an unringable eight (18-3-23
> in E flat). The church building passed from C of E to RC ownership some
> time in the 1980s. I noticed a neglected-looking Ellacombe apparatus in the
> tower basement, which forms the main entrance to the church. The clock
> still chimes the Cambridge quarters and they sound very impressive. I
> asked a lady on duty if she could tell me anything about the bells but she
> knew nothing. She was under the impression that they were not rung simply
> because there were no ringers. I have a vague recollection of hearing that
> the issue was relatively minor and concerned the wheels. Any info please?
> When were they last rung? (2 peals on Felstead database: 1892 and 1901).
> Bryan McCahey
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