[Bell Historians] Batricks or Battericks?

Matthew Higby matthewhigby@aol.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Wed Jun 13 14:17:58 BST 2018

Leather baldricks I would assume. M

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> On 13 Jun 2018, at 14:02, Hugh Routh hughrouth at yahoo.co.uk [bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> Hello, All
> Searching through the Steep Church Archives recently, I have come across several 18th C. references to payments for work to the "batricks" or "Battericks" of the bells, ranging in cost from 6d to 1 shilling through the century; has anyone come across this term elsewhere, or know what it relates to please?
> There are also many payments for new bell ropes, sometimes every year, which appear excessive compared to the longevity of bell ropes nowadays; was this almost annual replacement of ropes commonplace in the 18th Century?! 
> Many thanks,
> Hugh Routh
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