[Bell Historians] Enfield - Bramley Road Clock Tower
robthebob1911 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 18:56:00 GMT 2020
A brief reference (from a former resident) on the Enfield Society website
suggests that the chime was silenced at the outbreak of WW2, just three
years after installation, and remained inoperative until at least 1951.
Maybe someone local knows the story since?
On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:36 PM Robert Lewis <robthebob1911 at gmail.com>
> There is a reference to it in an old book on unusual clocks by Arthur
> Tremayne, which ties up with Chris's location information (school playing
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:35 PM Chris Pickford via Bell-historians <
> bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk> wrote:
>> The bells were cast by Taylors for Smiths of Derby in November 1936. They
>> are a diatonic set of five in F (i.e. notes F, G, A, A# and C), the largest
>> being 23” diameter and weighing 2-1-24. They have the makers’ names on –
>> but no special inscriptions. Taylors merely supplied the bells – and had
>> nothing to do with the original installation, which was designed and
>> executed by Smiths.
>> The clock tower is listed (grade II) -
>> - as being in De Bohun Park, Bramley Road, Cockfosters, in the London
>> Borough of Enfield
>> That’s about it really
>> *Chris Pickford*
>> *Archives team – John Taylor Bellfoundry Museum and Archives*
>> *E-mail* pickford5040 at gmail.com
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