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Walmer, Lifeboat Station


Photo: Stuart Adcock 12 Jul 2005 CC BY-SA 3.0

  • Single bell hung in an open gable
  • Tenor: 3 cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TR377515

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
Single bell 3 cwt approx.c.24" 1871 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never

 - Hung dead

Inscriptions

History

1871 Lifeboat House was built opposite St Saviour's church and in a similar gothic style. A bell, cast by John Warner & Sons, was hung in an open gable for swing chiming with a lever on a timber headstock.
2013 The bell was rehung on a new metal deadstock for chiming with an internal hammer. Prior to that it is said not to have been rung since the 1970s when one of the lifeboat volunteers was married.

Gallery


View of the lip of the bell when it was rehung.
Photo: Colin Varrall, July 2013

The bell before it was restored, on its original headstock.
Photo: Colin Varrall, July 2013

The team involved with the dismantling of the bell.
Photo: Colin Varrall, July 2013


Photo: Colin Varrall, July 2013


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 28 August 2022