Handbells




There are 78 hand bells in two sets. There is a five-chromatic octave set of 61 bells with a base bell size 29 in C, 10 ins in diameter and weighing 7 lbs (?) and a diatonic set of 17 bells, tenor size 22 in C. They are retained in a glass cabinet on the S side of the room and are used for occasional tune ringing and change ringing. They were purchased from ---Welch in 1890(?) at a cost, according to the original invoice kept in our archives, of the princely sum of £15 12s 6d