[Bell Historians] Cowper Congregational Chapel in Dereham

revpcubitt at btinternet.com revpcubitt at btinternet.com
Thu Oct 14 20:39:24 BST 2021

Dear Chris,


This is fascinating. There is a hammer without a bell.  This is a story that
keeps on giving. I am sure there is a book of dad’s in the family home which
references something about the chimes being tinkered with around the 1900’s.
I can pick out 7 chiming wires on the clock room ceiling from a photo I


I am going to book in another visit to the chapel and go with tape measure.
I will also ask about the chapel records and where they might be.




From: c.j.pickford at talk21.com <c.j.pickford at talk21.com> 
Sent: 14 October 2021 18:40
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Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Cowper Congregational Chapel in Dereham


I’ve just found (something else reminded me of a possible source I hadn’t
checked) that Taylors bought some of the bells from Cowper Church in East
Dereham in October 1957. These are listed as two small bells (weights 0-2-14
and 0-3-17) and three gongs (combined weight 0-2-6), making a total of
1-3-19. The price paid was £12. 


So the bells were very small indeed, and the chime seems to have been a
combination of hemisphericals and ordinary bells.


Unless this is only part of a bigger story still 


Chris Pickford

Kinver (UK)

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