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The Bells

The world's most southerly ring

Donated by Harold Harding Richmond

Cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in 1975

Bell Note Weight  
Treble B 2-0-17  
2nd A# 2-1-5  
3rd G# 2-1-5  
4th F# 2-3-1  
5th E 3-1-13  
6th D# 3-3-5  
7th C# 5-1-11 The world's most southerly change ringing bell.
Tenor B 6-3-26 diameter at mouth = 2 feet 8.5 inches

First Peal on the Bells

31st January 1976

5056 Plain Bob Major in 3 hours

The band:

David Hockley 1
Stephen Jones 2
Peter Whitehead 3
Stanmore Barnett 4
Jane Emmett 5
Michael Clayton 6
John Bastow Wilson 7
Ronald Stevens (c) 8

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