MILTON, Ss Peter & Paul
DETAILS OF THE BELLS
(prior to retuning)
Diameter Cast Founder
Mears & Stainbank
Mears & Stainbank
Thomas Mears II
5½ cwt approx
6½ cwt approx
7½ cwt approx
9 cwt approx
MEARS & STAINBANK, FOUNDERS, LONDON. 1930.
IN MEMORY OF
ALAN GATES SANDFORD
KILLED AT LOOS
F. M. MITCHELL,
21 YEARS, LEADER
CHURCHWARDEN ERNEST E. & MRS. J. E. KNOWLES.
C. W. MENNIE, M. A.
30 YEARS, RECTOR
3. THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1810 G RICH W COOK CHURCH WARDENS 4. à IOHN à HODSON à MADE à MEE 1656 WILLIAM HVLL 5. IOHN à HODSON à MADE à MEE à 1656 PETTER à BROWNE à WATERMAN 6. IOHN HODSON à MADE à MEE 1656 THOMAS MORRIS SMITH W H 7. IOHN à HODSON à MADE à MEE à 1656 IOHN SMITH DISSTILAR 8. IOHN à HODSON à MADE à MEE à 1656 à WILLIAM à ANTROBVS à IOHN à HALL à CHVRCH WARDNES IS TM PB MASARS
Ring of 5 cast by John Hodson.
Treble added to make 6. All the bells were rehung in a new frame.
Bells quarter-turned and rehung with new fittings by Mears & Stainbank.
2 trebles added by Mears & Stainbank to make 8. They removed the north end of the frame and placed 2 cast iron pits there to receive the eventual 3rd and 4th, the 2 trebles hanging in the pits vacated. The 3rd (of 8) was taken back to the foundry and tuned at the time. The tenor also appears to have gone to the foundry, although probably just to be measured to allow the others to be cast and tuned.
Bells rehung with some new fittings by John Taylor.
|The following photograph is of the
dedication of the two new treble bells in 1930.
The lady and gentleman on the left are Edward Augustus Sandford and Frances Sandford (née Gates). The treble is dedicated to the memory of Alan Gates Sandford. This picture was kindly provided by Catherine Allcott who is the great great granddaughter of Alan Gates' father.
The lady and gentleman on the right are Mr Ernest and Mrs Jean Knowles who donated are feature in the inscription on the 2nd bell.(These were identified by Janet Horsman, their great granddaughter, to whom thanks are due.)
The two gentlemen in the middle are the Rev'd C.W. Minnie (the Rector) and Frederick Moses Mitchell, who was Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths in 1932. Frederick Albert Mitchell, his son, followed him as Secretary of Milton tower for many years. Best thanks to Michael Mitchell, F A Mitchell's son for this information.
Also pictured is the tenor bell.