Bells of Liverpool
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Samuel M Austin



St Helens, St Helen
10 bells, 22-2-25
Grid Ref.: SJ513953

Frame: Wooden, 3 and 4 on the top tier
Retuning:
Ringing room: Upstairs
Sound: D+. The bells suffer from poor acoustics in the ringing room but sound quite grand from outside.
Go: C-

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Key

Founder

 

 

 

 

 

Treble

6-1-2

29”

F

Thomas Mears, London 1839

2

6-3-7

31½”

Eb

Thomas Mears, London 1839

3

6-3-18

32”

Db

Thomas Mears, London 1830

4

7-0-17

33½”

C

Thomas Mears, London 1830

5

8-1-23

35”

Bb

Thomas Mears, London 1830

6

9-1-26

38”

Ab

Thomas Mears, London 1830

7

11-3-24

41”

Gb

Thomas Mears, London 1830

8

14-1-14

43½”

F

Thomas Mears, London 1830

9

17-3-24

47”

Eb

Thomas Mears, London 1830

Tenor

22-2-25

53”

Db

Thomas Mears, London 1830


Inscriptions

Treble: T. MEARS OF LONDON 1839

2. T. MEARS OF LONDON 1839

3. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

On waist:

MAY GEORGE LONG REIGN WHO NOW THE SCEPTRE SWAYS
AND BRITISH VALOUR EVER RULE THE SEAS

Below:

THE REVD J. BROOKS A.M.
THE REVD A. CAMPBELL A.M.
- RECTORS


W. P. BUSHBY ESQR
W. TROUTBECK ESQR
- CHURCHWARDENS

4. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

On waist:

WITH LOYAL ZEAL WE ALL REJOICE TO RING FOR GLORIOUS CONSTITUTION CHURCH AND KING.
Below:

Names of rectors and wardens as No. 3.


5. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

On waist:

WHEN VICTORY CROWNS THE PUBLIC WEAL
WITH GLEE WE GIVE THE MERRY PEAL


Below:

Names of rectors and wardens as No. 3.


6. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

On waist:

WHEN FEMALE VIRTUE WEDS WITH MANLY WORTH
WE RING WITH RAPTURE AND WE SPREAD IT FORTH

Below:

Names of rectors and wardens as No. 3.


7. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

On waist:

LOUD THROUGH THE AIR EXTEND EACH GENEROUS THEME
FLOATING MELODIOUS DOWN THE MERSEY STREAM


Below:

THE REVD JONATHAN BROOKS A.M.
THE REVD AUGUSTUS CAMPBELL A.M.
- RECTORS OF LIVERPOOL

WILLIAM PEATT BUSHBY ESQR
WILFRED TROUTBECK ESQR
- CHURCH WARDENS 1829


8. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

THROUGH GRANDSIRES & TREBLES WITH PLEASURE MEN RANGE
TILL DEATH CALLS THE BOB & BRINGS ON THE LAST CHANGE


Below:

Names of rectors and wardens as No. 3.


9. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

WHEN OF DEPARTED WEALTH WE TOLL THE KNELL
INSTRUCTION TAKE TO SPEND THE FUTURE WELL


Below:

Names of rectors and wardens as No. 7


10. T. MEARS, LONDON FECIT 1830

MAY ALL WHOM I SHALL SUMMON TO THE GRAVE
THE BLESSING OF A WELL SPENT LIFE RECEIVE

On other side of waist:

THE REVD JONATHAN BROOKS A.M.
THE REVD AUGUSTUS CAMPBELL A.M.
- RECTORS OF LIVERPOOL

WILLIAM PEATT BUSHBY ESQR
WILFRED TROUTBECK ESQR
- CHURCH WARDENS 1829


The original treble and second before recasting bore the following inscriptions

1. IN MELODY LET EACH ITS NOTE REVEAL
MINE BEING FIRST TO LEAD THE DULCET PEAL.


2. THE PUBLIC RAISED US WITH A LIBERAL HAND
WE COME WITH HARMONY TO CHEER THE LAND

Historical Events & Dates

• 1920 The whole ring was transplanted from St Peter’s pro Cathedral Liverpool and installed in St. Helens’.
• 1929: First peal on the bells at St Helens.

Pictures

 
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