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Offline MartinR

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Re: Church bells of Kent
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 21:22:12 »
Love's lists it as
CHATHAM, Town Hall - Formerly 2 bells, heavier 13-2-16
(see  Neither Dove's nor show rings of less than 3 bells, so this is all I've turned up quickly.  The quoted weight translates to 13 cwt, 2 qtrs and 16 lbs or for the "young 'uns" 693 kg.

Please note, in my previous post on this thread "Dove's" had somehow been changed to "Love's" (and also the URL).  Dove's and Love's are two separate websites and I've just corrected the original posting.

Offline smiffy

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Re: Church bells of Kent
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 13:45:29 »
I did pose a question some time back about the Chatham town hall bell. Older photographs show it - could it have been removed during the war for scrap? If not, like CDP I would be interested to know what happened to it and all the other retired bells.

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Re: Church bells of Kent
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 13:02:31 »
Has the time arrived to begin a listing of any church no longer used and perhaps where the church bells went to ?
Leysdown Church and Sheerness Bluetown Church are no more, Sheerness Dockyard Church is being saved.
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Re: Church bells of Kent
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 07:38:44 »
Thank you for that Conan, Interesting as well, I did not know that Chatham Town hall had bells hung.

Offline MartinR

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Love's guide is excellent for the technical details and an outline of the history.  For information on practise nights and some other details the standard work is Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers:  Dove's covers English-style bells world wide (95% in England of course) and is an official publication of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR).  I would urge anyone interested in a particular tower to use both publications to obtain a fuller picture.

Offline conan

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Church bells of Kent
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 19:37:14 »
A comprehensive survey of the church bells of Kent can be found here.
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