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    Default Bell Tower at St. Michael's Church, Garston

    I was at the Christmas fair on Saturday at St. Michaels Church in Garston.
    To raise a bit of money they had a little tour of the 'Bell Tower'. How interesting this was! I went with my daughter who had a ring of one of the little bells (santa's bell) and a few of the bell ringers showed us how the bells were rung.And told us a bit about the bell ringing. Hanging on the wall they have about 10 little handbells, I have seen the bellringers use these at the Christingle service in church. Apparently these bells were donated to the church by Miss Watt of Speke Hall. They are a bit dull now , but one of the lady bellringers said that when she was a young girl attending the GFS ,the bells used gleam as her gfs leader (Mrs. Radcliffe) used to polish them.

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    Glad you enjoyed it.

    I expect this will interest brother Cad too.

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    Indeedy! You can find a bit more about the bells at Garston at my website:

    http://www.mbrg.info/garstonstmichael

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    Plus all weights for the bells:


    Garston Liverpool, Mers
    S Michael
    Bell Weight Note Diameter Cast Founder Canons
    1 3-3-15 F# 26.50 " 1877 John Warner & Sons
    2 4-0-21 E# 27.00 " 1877 John Warner & Sons
    3 5-1-11 D# 28.75 " 1877 John Warner & Sons
    4 5-3-6 C# 31.00 " 1877 John Warner & Sons
    5 6-0-23 B 33.00 " 1878 John Warner & Sons
    6 6-3-8 A# 34.00 " 1877 John Warner & Sons
    7 7-1-24 G# 36.25 " 1877 John Warner & Sons
    8 10-0-7 F# 40.50 " 1877 John Warner & Sons

    All weights are in cwt (Hundredweight)

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    @Helen, Collette would have liked to go with the kids. Are they doing another tour soon?
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