Bells of Liverpool
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Samuel M Austin



Ditton, St Micheal, RC
6 bells, 12-2-0, Unringable
Grid Ref.:

Frame & Fittings: Original frame & fittings. Wheels have been sawn off. Stays, clappers, pulleys and some sliders remain. Plain bearings.
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned
Sound: B. The fifth has a bit of a “noncky” sound.
Chiming apparatus: Ellacombe apparatus installed in c1970

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Founder

 

 

 

 

 

Treble

 

29Ό”

D

William Blews and Sons, Founders Birmingham 1878

2nd

 

32Ό”

C

William Blews and Sons, Founders Birmingham 1878

3rd

 

34½”

Bb

William Blews and Sons, Founders Birmingham 1878

4th

 

36Ό”

A

William Blews and Sons, Founders Birmingham 1878

5th

 

40”

G

William Blews and Sons, Founders Birmingham 1878

Tenor

14-2-0 approx.

43Ύ”

F

William Blews and Sons, Founders Birmingham 1878


Inscriptions

Treble:     ST. RAPHAEL

2              ST. GABRIEL

3              ST. MICHAEL

4              ST. BARTHOLOMEW

5              ST. JOSEPH

Tenor:      THE GREAT MOTHER OF GOD, MARY MOST HOLY

Historical Events & Dates

• The story is that when the bells were installed, concerns over the stability of the tower were expressed and consequently they were never rung.
• C1970: Ellacombe apparatus installed.

Sources

Diameters from Taylor inspection book A41 p.66 – 2 Dec.1911 per Chris Pickford.
Inscriptions from personal visit and Letter from Jim Hedgcock in RW 18 Sept.1970 p.734 per Chris Pickford.

Visited S.M.A. & Craig J. Huxley 2000
 
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