Bells of Liverpool
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Samuel M Austin



Garston, St Michael
8 bells, 10-0-7
Grid Ref.: SJ404843

Frame: Eayre & Smith 1990s. Metal two tier.
Retuning: Retuned by Whitechapel 1990s
Ringing room: Upstairs
Sound: D. A bland lot. The treble ‘meows’
Go: C+. Some of the ropes are drawn quite a distance to create a better rope circle
 

Bell

Diameter

Weight

Note

Founder

 

 

 

 

 

Treble

26½”

3-3-15

4-2-2+

4-1-0*

F#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

2nd

27”

4-0-21

4-2-22+

4-2-0*

E#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

3rd

28¾

5-1-11

6-0-13+

5-2-0*

D#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

4th

31”

5-3-6

6-3-4+

6-2-0*

C#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

5th

33”

6-0-23

7-2-4+

7-1-0*

B

John Warner & Son, London 1878

6th

34”

6-3-8

7-3-18+

7-3-0*

A#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

7th

36¼”

7-1-24

9-0-1+

9-2-0*

G#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

Tenor

40½”

10-0-7

11-2-25+

12-0-0*

F#

John Warner & Son, London 1877

Service Bell

15”

 

G#

J. Warner & Sons London 1882

* Reputed weights before retuning.
(Thanks to Peter Furniss for the date of the 5th)

Inscriptions

*=Approx. weights from F.E. Robinson’s “Among the bells”
+= Actual weights before retuning

The tenor is inscribed on the waist:

PRESENTED
TO ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH GARSTON
IN MEMORY OF J. LIGHTBODY ESQU
WHO DIED A.D. 1848 AGED 80 YEARS
BY HIS DAUGHTER M. A. LIGHTBODY

The Service bell is inscribed on the waist:

1206
RECAST 1882
AT THE EXPENSE OF SAMUEL GOUGH
CHURCHWARDEN
THROUGH WHOSE INFLUENCE
THIS PEAL OF 8 BELLS WERE GIVEN

On soundbow:

J. WARNER & SONS LONDON 1882

Historical Events & Dates

• 1552: “one belle”
• 1877: Ring of eight bells installed, cast by John Warner & Son, London.
• 1878: First peal on the bells
• 1882: Sanctus bell recast by John Warner & Son, London.
• 1990s: Bells rehung and retuned
• 1990s: Sanctus bell restored and rehung in memory of Pat Furniss.
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