[Bell Historians] Request for info: women in bellfounding
dickon at lovesguide.com
Sun Apr 4 23:55:29 BST 2021
In addition to all the valuable contributions from others, there is the name of a lady on the foundry stamp of the 3 of the bells that hang in your home (change ringing) tower: Kathryn Hughes. This is on the 3 largest Royal Jubilee Bells and a larger version of this foundry stamp also appears on the largest bell in the UK – the Olympic Bell.
From: Bell-historians <bell-historians-bounces at lists.ringingworld.co.uk> On Behalf Of Scott Allan Orr
Sent: 03 April 2021 11:06
To: Bell Historians Mailing List <bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk>
Subject: [Bell Historians] Request for info: women in bellfounding
Prof Tiffany Ng (University of Michigan) and I are running a small project to document and promote early contributions of women to the carillon art (early being interpreted primarily as the first part of the 20th century, but also more broadly to include notable instances outside of this time frame). We welcome any information relevant to women who contributed to bellfounding and related activities, but especially with connections to firms or installations of carillons.
For example, we are already familiar with contributions of Gwendoline Taylor in Loughborough (although this requires more archive work to fully understand), Sidonie and Marie Causard in France (early 20th century), and a successor to a branch of the Hemony foundry being taken on for a short time by a woman relative of one of the brothers.
All my best,
SCOTT ALLAN ORR
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