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The Bell of St Marys church, Lydney.

St Mary's Bell (51k)

Bob's description of this event follows :

On July 27th 1969 a peal of Stedman Triples was being rung on the bells at St. Mary's Church, Lydney. This peal was due to take about three hours and just over half way through it was found that there was something wrong with the sixth bell. The peal was stopped and short time later the spindle holding the bell broke and the bell fell down into the frame. Luckily the bell was undamaged.
The end result was that the bells were repaired and later upgraded from eight bells to ten.
I was the conductor of this peal and the following day took a number of photographs of the damage of which the above photograph is one. I find this picture interesting because part of the inscription ( ABR RUDHALL CAST US ALL) is clearly visible.

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