[Bell Historians] Tetbury, Gloucestershire

c.j.pickford at talk21.com c.j.pickford at talk21.com
Tue Feb 22 17:46:01 GMT 2022

Taking an example from Audlem (I’m sure Chris Hughes won’t mind me sharing his photo - attached) I’m not so sure the marks are from machine tuning. More likely from the sweep of the mould, as already suggested. At Audlem (Rudhall 1736) the second has similar marks that look like machine tuning – but the bell hasn’t left the church since installation (when rehung in 1891 they did not go to Loughborough). 


You can’t do tuning like that except on a lathe – which means in a tuning shop in a works environment. In both cases (Audlem and Tetbury) it’s pretty clear that the bells haven’t been taken away since first installed.


Chris Pickford

Kinver (UK)

e-mail:  <mailto:pickford5040 at gmail.com> pickford5040 at gmail.com 

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