[Bell Historians] FW: WWI Memorial Rings

'David Cawley' davidl.cawley@btinternet.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Sat Oct 13 23:33:03 BST 2018

Here is a list of the World War I Memorial bells in Kent - this is not meant
to be a definitive list and others may be aware of additional bells in the
County. Of the bells listed, only the two identical peals in Tunbridge
Wells, one a ring and the other a chime are complete War Memorial
installations together with six of the ten bells, including the Tenor at
Rochester Cathedral.


For further details of these bells see Kent.Lovesguide





Subject: RE: WWI Memorial Rings


Since you have asked also for bells as well as complete rings here is a
rather 'rushed off list of Kent


Canterbury Cathedral 1/12 and 2/12  1923,Mears & Stainbank: recast 1981 with
Memorial Inscriptions reproduced on both

Brabourne, Kent 3/8, 4/8 (was 1/6, 2/6) - Mears & Stainbank 1917,
respectively The "Canada" Bell to commemorate Canadian Troops who fought in
the Great War; and parishioners who fell. Yes, the date is 1917.

Cheriton, Kent 1 / 2 and 2/2 1923 Mears & Stainbank

Gravesend, Kent S George 7/8 1923 John Taylor & Co. A completely new ring
but only 7th is specifically WW! Memorial inscribed 

Rochester Cathedral - 1921 Gillett & Johnston: only 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10 are
specifically inscribed as War Memorials

St Laurence-in-Thanet, Kent 1/10 and 2/10 1924, Mears & Stainbank

Thanington, Kent 2/6 and 3/6 were cast in 1948 as the Parish WW2 memorial.
Gillett & Johnston

Tunbridge Wells, Kent S Peter New ring of 8 cast 1919 by Gillett & Johnston,
and first rung on "Peace Day", 19th July 1919.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent S Luke  New chime of 8 cast 1919. They are an exact
replica of the S Peter's ring of 8. Both cast by G&J 

Whitstable, Kent S Alphege Seasalter  8 tubular bells by Harrington, 1920;
replaced by ring of 8 1969/74. Donors of War Memorial Tubulars recorded on


Also notable is the Zeebrugge Bell, Dover Town Hall. This was captured from
the Mole in Zeebrugge Harbour by British Troops under Admiral Sir Roger
Keyes. The bell had been looted from a Belgian church and was conveyed to
England after capture and presented to the Town and Port of Dover by Admiral
Keyes. It is rung on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday at 11 a.m. It has
lately been restored by Taylors. 




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