[Bell Historians] G&J bell - Birkenhead docks

Revd David Cawley davidl.cawley at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 29 12:27:24 BST 2022

There are a couple of Gas Accumulator Company's Bells (M&S) in Jersey,, 
full details and a picture to be found on pages 40 and 41 of my "Church 
Bells of the Channel Islands (2007)..

The late Bill Hughes told me that they had supplied a number of these 
Bells, usually as alternatives to Trinity House.


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Subject: [Bell Historians] G&J bell - Birkenhead docks

Apologies if there has been discussion on this particular subject 

I recently came across a G&J bell at Birkenhead Docks (N 53° 23' 55" W 
003° 01' 8" OS Grid: SJ 32351 89558).  The inscription indicates it was 
cast in 1948 and the top has the inscription of The Gas Accumulator 
Company London.  Diameter is around 2’.  There is a solenoid type hammer 
(I doubt if this works) and the bell is mounted in a frame at ground 
level so easily accessible.

The only reference to the Gas Accumulator Company I can find is that 
they appear to have been based in Brentford, Middlesex so, if this is 
the case, why is this bell in Birkenhead?

I have included a couple of photographs with this post but not sure if 
this will appear when distributed to list members.

Can anyone on this group

Peter Kirby
Halifax, West Yorkshire
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