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 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.



Basil Dent Ringing the bells on this 90th Birthday in 2014


see also The Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012 for more bell ringing


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