The History of Burton Bradstock's Church Bells
by Basil Dent
Basil describes how church bells & bell ringing have developed over the years, & gives examples of the dangers of bell ringing!
Basil Dent has lived in Burton Bradstock for 51 years and has been a bell ringer at St. Mary’s Church in the village for 40 years. He is a walking encyclopaedia on the village and its characters, but here he gives a fascinating insight into the history of church bells, (including St. Mary’s church Burton Bradstock), and bell ringing in general.
Introduction to bell ringing & the numbers of bells - starts with bells pealing
A short history of the bells of St. Mary’s Church, Burton Bradstock
Bell ringing as a social activity
Some of the dangers of bell ringing!
Part of the peal of St. Mary’s Church Burton Bradstock in commemoration of VJ Day.
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