Bells of Liverpool
..
Samuel M Austin



West Derby, St James
6 bells, 12-1-13

Grid Ref.: SJ395927

Liverpool Branch
Frame: Wooden. The treble on a rider frame. Hung by Marsden Brothers, Liverpool.
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned.
Ringing room: Upstairs
Sound: D-
Go: D-

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Founder

 

 

 

 

 

Treble

5-0-20

30

D

Mears & Stainbank 1859

2

6-0-4

31

C

Mears & Stainbank 1859

3

6-2-8

33⅝

Bb

Mears & Stainbank 1859

4

7-3-14

35⅝

A

Mears & Stainbank 1859

5

9-3-6

39

G

Mears & Stainbank 1859

Tenor

12-0-3

42

F

Mears & Stainbank 1859


Historical Events & Dates


1859: The bells were the gift of a Mrs. Thornton who also provided the church
1923: First peal on the bells.
c1960: Spire removed

Inscriptions

Each of the bells has engraved:

MARSDEN BROS LIVERPOOL (crown) 1859

Visited by S.M.A and Alan J Birney 2005.

Photos
 

One of the west derby bells in full swing. Note the word "Liverpool" engraved on the inscription band.
Photo: A J Birney



View of the second with the tenor to the right. Note the 'spare stay'
Photo: A J Birney


Photo: S M Austin


West Derby Church, complete with spire. Copyright unknown.
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