Wednesday, June 4, 2014
A campanologists banquet!
The Bell Tower, housing one of the finest collections of bells anywhere in the world and home to the Swan Bells, twelve of which are historic bells from St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square and six cast in more recent times by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry using metals mined in WA, would be an unmissable destination for keen campanologists. Unfortunately I was there too early yesterday morning to watch the bell ringers practice but $2 in the slot set the electronic bells below right at the very top of the tower a'clanging.. very loudly :)
Above left just a few of the many historic bells on display in the tower and below the oldest bell in Australia. Weighing in at 459kg and cast over 450 years ago this beauty once rang out from the tower of the parish church of Upton Grey, Hampshire England.. not sure about you but my imagination is soaring! Show you a bit more of the tower tomorrow, happy Wednesday, take care...
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