[Bell Historians] FW: Dove Web Contact: St Mary the Virgin, Parham, Suffolk

Richard Offen richard.offen at iinet.net.au
Thu Feb 10 22:13:17 GMT 2022

It looks more like a version of a verse from the Song of Solomon (2:10) than a reference to getting a bell up. 


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> On 11 Feb 2022, at 1:49 am, Tim Jackson <tim at timjackson.email> wrote:
> Please see below.
> Tim 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Cottrell [mailto:j.c.cottrell at btinternet.com] 
> Sent: 09 February 2022 21:47
> To: Tim Jackson
> Subject: Re: Dove Web Contact: St Mary the Virgin, Parham, Suffolk
> Tim, may I ask a question on pre-full circle ringing terminology? I
> understand that full circle ringing started in the 16th century. Our c1299
> bell has a Latin inscription that is thought to translate to "Come, my
> bride, to my rising/beginning/garden".  I know a full circle bell is raised
> before being rung in a method and therefore 'to my rising' might be
> considered the most likely of the 3 options for a bell inscription. Is there
> any evidence that pre-full circle ringing involved the terminology of
> raising a bell at any stage? Please do feel free to pass this question on to
> your fellow Ringing World bell historians if you are not familiar with this
> rather obscure area! Best wishes, John 
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