GAMLINGAY BELL RINGERS


Our Bells

Our bells were tuned, rehung and augmented from 6 to 8 by Eayre & Smith, in 2001. Our old treble bell is now the 4th of a 17.5cwt 8 at Kirkby Malham.

Bell  Note  Diameter (ins)  Weight (cwt-qtrs-lbs)  Kg  Inscription 
 Treble   Eb  28.5  5-1-3  268  In loving memory of Randolph Walter Eayrs 1920-1998, AD 2000 Whitechapel
 2nd  D  29.38  5-1-9  270.8  In memory of William Ellis and Antony R.P. Ellis, D.S.O., AD 2000 Whitechapel
 3rd  C  31  5-3-17  299.85   M.G.G. 1901-2000, 'Amen Sonamus, Alleluia Dicimus', AD 2000 Whitechapel
 4th  Bb  33  6-0-22  314.8  Nicholas Meade, 1653, Miles Graye III of Colchester
 5th  Ab  35  6-3-8  346.5  E.A. 1653, Miles Graye III of Colchester
 6th  G  38.5  9-0-16  464.5  V.R. 1897, Recast by J. Warner & Sons
 7th  F  42  12-1-6  625  V.R. 1897, Recast by J. Warner & Sons
 Tenor  Eb  47  16-0-14  819.2  George Bury, Ste. Apthorpe churchwardens, 1653, Miles Graye III of Colchester


                  
Picture by John Boocock                             Picture by John Boocock

On the left our treble (smallest) bell in the 'up' position, ready for ringing and on the right the 5th (cast by Miles Graye 1 ) and the sanctus bell.

             
     Tenor                           #7 & #8                           #2


           #4
Pictures by Gamlingay Photographic Society

Above top left the Miles Graye tenor and other bells in the 'down' state, below the 4th (also by Miles Graye).

1. Miles Graye, ref. The Curch Bells of Huntingdonshire by Rev.T.M.N.Owen MA, page 35. 
http://archive.org/stream/churchbellsofhun00owen#page/n0/mode/2up








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