Salisbury Diocesan Guild — THE GREAT BRITISH BELLFOUNDING REVIVAL
19:15 – 21:00 GMT Saturday, 16th January 2021
Register on Guild website at https://sdgr.org.uk/bell-ringing-talks/
Founders and Bell Hangers of the late Nineteenth Century
Speaker: Chris Pickford
Did you know that by the mid-1840s the Whitechapel foundry had a near monopoly in the British bell founding market? The Victorian church reforms coupled with the reordering and restoration of churches changed all that. This talk explores the great British bell founding revival.
A ringer for over 50 years, Chris is now based in south Staffordshire. He is a Past Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths and has rung 2000+peals. Now semi-retired, he spent his working life as an archivist. He is the author of ten books, but the history of bells and bell founding is his “special subject”.
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