[Bell Historians] oxhey bells

Matthew Higby matthewhigby at aol.com
Fri Feb 11 18:25:48 GMT 2022

I remember the late Peter Hardwick (Latterly from Frome and Mells) describing them as awkward. I think Peter learned to ring there...   He arranged a peal on them (Possibly the last one, i'm not sure). I have a feeling he thought the issues were more political than structural.
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From: oliver Lee <oliverbellringer at outlook.com>
To: bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk <Bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk>
Sent: Fri, Feb 11, 2022 6:12 pm
Subject: [Bell Historians] oxhey bells

 <!--#yiv7909441802 _filtered {} _filtered {}#yiv7909441802 #yiv7909441802 p.yiv7909441802MsoNormal, #yiv7909441802 li.yiv7909441802MsoNormal, #yiv7909441802 div.yiv7909441802MsoNormal {margin:0cm;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;}#yiv7909441802 a:link, #yiv7909441802 span.yiv7909441802MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv7909441802 .yiv7909441802MsoChpDefault {} _filtered {}#yiv7909441802 div.yiv7909441802WordSection1 {}-->A couple of months ago I was looking through some old annual reports for the hertford county association and I noticed that oxhey where first condemned in 1989 due to worn out fittings before being declared totally unringable in 1990 due to severe structural problems, whilst I can probably understand the reasoning for this I am curious to know weather this was a long term problem or one that had only appeared in the years prior to their condemnation. I would also be interested to know if anyone has any memories of ringing on them as I understand that most of the ropes dropped rather close the wall and the bells themselves where apparently anything but tuneful.Regards Oliver lee   Sent from Mail for Windows   _______________________________________________
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