Updates

31 May 20Folkestone (St Peter)New page
30 May 20SeasalterNew page
30 May 20Sittingbourne (RC)Updates to tuning info from Nigel Taylor
30 May 20Folkestone (Christchurch)New photo
30 May 20Whitstable (All Saints)New info
27 May 20SwalecliffeNew page
27 May 20Sandwich (St Peter)New info
24 May 20Broadwater DownQuotes were given for a new ring of 8, and more significantly, a carillon of 37 bells with a bass of 30 cwt!
11 May 20List of new ringsA new listing
11 May 20BarhamNew info
11 May 20SandgateNew page
10 May 20Tenterden (St Michael)New info
10 May 20Complete ringsA new listing
09 May 20Boughton-under-BleanPeal boards (thanks to Andrew Hills)
09 May 20ThrowleyPeal boards (thanks to Andrew Hills)
09 May 20SellingPeal boards (thanks to Andrew Hills)
05 May 20Rochester CathedralFascinating correspondence about the recasting of 1921 from W W Starmer (best thanks to Scott Orr).
03 May 20Tunbridge Wells (St Luke)Fascinating new info on the acquisition of the chime of 8. With thanks to Dr Scott Orr for access to his W W Starmer archive!
25 Apr 20Strood (St Nicholas)New info on the tubes and the earlier ring of 6 new cast by Thomas Swain.
25 Apr 20LangleyNew page
25 Apr 20Whitstable (St Alphege)New information
25 Apr 20SandgateNew page
25 Apr 20LutonNew page
25 Apr 20Chatham (All Saints)New page
25 Apr 20Lewisham (St Saviour & Ss Johns)New page
24 Apr 20Sandwich (St Clement)New information
21 Apr 20Lee (Good Shepherd)New page
18 Apr 20Folkestone (St Michael & AA)New page
18 Apr 20Ramsgate (St George)New information
16 Apr 20Tunbridge Wells (St Peter)Lots of new information
15 Apr 20BroomfieldInscriptions of 2 and 3 (thanks to David Cawley)
15 Apr 20LympneInscriptions of trebles (thanks to David Cawley)
15 Apr 20HildenboroughNew page
13 Apr 20Plumstead (St Mark & St Margaret)New page, and photo thanks to Andrew Wood.
13 Apr 20Plumstead (St Margaret)New page
13 Apr 20Plumstead (St Mark)New page
12 Apr 20Plumstead (St Alban, now St Michael)New page, and photo thanks to Andrew Wood.
05 Apr 20ShortlandsDiscovery of what happened to the old 3 after the War.
04 Apr 20ShipbourneDiscovery of rehanging work in 1904.
01 Apr 20OtterdenRevised page and photos of the bell (thanks to Graham Heath).
30 Mar 20Mottingham (Our Lady Help of Christians RC)Fascinating story of a church built on the proceeds of horse race winnings on land given with proviso that the church had no bell or bells. The appeal even went to Parliament before it was overturned.
29 Mar 20Margate (Jubilee Tower)New info on the chronology.
28 Mar 20MonktonUpdates following augmentation.
28 Mar 20Maidstone (St Philip)When the spire was put on in 1878 and the clock bell was put in, newspapers say this was the tenor of a future ring of 8. Not convinced!
27 Mar 20Tunbridge Wells Railway StationThanks to Adam Brady, we now know more about the clock bell that hangs in the turret of this listed building.
22 Mar 20Great ChartPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
22 Mar 20Rochester CathedralPeal Boards
22 Mar 20BickleyPeal Boards
22 Mar 20ChelsfieldPeal Boards and old belfry photo
22 Mar 20TunstallPeal Boards
22 Mar 20Canterbury CathedralPeal Boards
10 Mar 20WrothamPeal boards and new tower photograph
07 Mar 20WateringburyConfirmed that the work in 1831 was an augmentation and various newspaper references from the time given.
04 Feb 20Maidstone (St Michael)Article on the person in whose memory the clock bell was given when it was at Penge (thanks to author Mark Elvers).
02 Feb 20FrindsburyPeal boards (thanks to J Martin Rushton)
10 Jan 20FrindsburyTower picture (thanks to J Martin Rushton)
11 Dec 19MapUpdated map
01 Sep 19Quex ParkPeal boards and new photographs
27 Aug 19Milton RegisAugmented to 8, although full details of the new bells yet to be published.
15 Apr 19Ash-by-WrothamPeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith and Alex Britton)
15 Apr 19AylesfordPeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19BearstedPeal boards (photos by the Editor)
15 Apr 19BenendenPeal boards (photos by the Editor)
15 Apr 19Canterbury (St Dunstan)Peal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19Canterbury (St Stephen)Peal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19Chislehurst (Annunciation)Peal boards (photos by the Editor)
15 Apr 19CrayfordPeal boards (photos by the Editor)
15 Apr 19EynsfordPeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19HeadcornPeal boards (photos by the Editor)
15 Apr 19RodmershamPeal boards (photos by the Editor)
15 Apr 19SevenoaksPeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19ShipbournePeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19TonbridgePeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19YaldingPeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
15 Apr 19SturryPeal boards (thanks to Richard Smith)
28 Nov 18DartfordPeal boards (thanks to Alex Britton)
26 Sep 18Cantebury (All Saints)Photo (David Cawley) and new material.
26 Sep 18Maidstone (St Michael)Further details of the old bells (thanks to Mark Elvers)
19 Aug 18Walmer (Sacred Heart, RC)New page.
19 Aug 18AcolTower picture (thanks to David Cawley)
19 Aug 18St Laurence in ThanetPicture of the bells from 1911 (thanks to David Cawley)
19 Aug 18Canterbury (St Mary Bredin Old Church)Picture of the former tenor (thanks to David Cawley)
19 Aug 18Canterbury (St Augustine's College)New page.
05 Aug 18Folkestone (Christchurch)New page.
29 Jul 18BiddendenNew peal board (thanks to Chris Cooper)
29 Jul 18Cliffe-at-HooPeal boards (thanks to Jeremy Clitheroe)
29 Jul 18Milton-next-GravesendPeal boards (thanks to Jeremy Clitheroe)
29 Jul 18ChilhamDetails of the new tenor (although am still missing the inscription if anyone has it)
29 Jul 18OthamPhotos (thanks to Rev'd Richard Love) and updates following the restoration of the back 3
02 May 18BobbingNews on the opening of the bells in 1804
02 May 18Canterbury CathedralNews on an interesting performance on the 8 bells by one man in 1791
02 May 18Canterbury (St Dunstan)News on the opening of the bells in 1778.
02 May 18Canterbury (St George)Record of payment to a man to ring the tenor each morning at 4am for 15 minutes.
02 May 18ElhamNews on the opening of the bells in 1809.
02 May 18GillinghamThe "controversial" opening of the bells in 1811.
02 May 18LymingeNews on the opening of the bells in 1810.
02 May 18Maidstone (All Saints)News on the opening of the bells 1784.
02 May 18New RomneyNews on the opening of the bells 1805.
02 May 18Cantebury CathedralNews on the opening of the 10 bells in 1802.
02 May 18Folkestone (Ss Mary & Eanswythe)News on the opening of the bells 1813.
12 Mar 18EdenbridgePeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
07 Mar 18Ash-next-SandwichConfirmation of the interim ring of 8 cast in 1788 by Thomas Swain.
07 Mar 18HarrietshamOpening of the new ring of bells.
07 Mar 18WyeOpening of the new ring of bells.
07 Mar 18FolkestoneOpening of the new ring of bells.
07 Mar 18FavershamOpening of the new ring of bells and striking competition.
07 Mar 18LewishamCollapse of the new church and decision (later revoked) to sell the bells.
04 Mar 18Erith (St John)Discovery of recorded bell weights raising the tenor from 16cwt to 16-3-22 (i.e. virtually 17 cwt).
04 Mar 18EastryPeal board (thanks to MFRS)
25 Feb 18Articles sectionsThe "Articles" section from the old site has been completely reinstated, and articles added to individual pages.
17 Feb 18BirchingtonPeal boards (thanks to Tim Attride)
17 Feb 18East PeckhamPhotos of the belfry and peal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
25 Nov 17BroomfieldPhotos and tuning figures.
25 Nov 17Maidstone (All Saints)Photos of the belfry (Alex Runting)
25 Nov 17SidcupPhotos of the belfry (Alex Runting)
25 Nov 17RodmershamPhotos of the belfry (Alex Runting)
12 Nov 17Hoo St WerburghPeal boards (thanks to Jeremy Clitheroe)
24 Oct 17FarninghamPeal boards (thanks to Jeremy Clitheroe)
24 Oct 17SidcupPhotographs of the belfry (thanks to Alex Runting)
03 Sep 17WalmerInscriptions and photos of the bells in the belfry (thanks to Chris Cooper).
20 Aug 17Milton RegisPeal boards (thanks to Chris Trafford)
20 Aug 17BethersdenPeal boards (thanks to Stephen Davis)
02 Aug 17LeavelandDiscovered the bell is from St Aiden, Hellifield, N Yorks (thanks to Dave Kelly, Keltek).
05 Jul 17Ashford, St MaryPeal boards (thanks to Mark Chittenden-Pile)
05 Jul 17CharthamPeal boards (thanks to Tom Winter)
04 Jul 17St Peter in ThanetChurch picture (thanks to David Cawley)
04 Jul 17Blean, The CowshedThe story of this formerly ringable bell hung on a splended cow shed (thanks to David Cawley).
25 Jun 17MurstonUpdate and corrections plus new photo from David Cawley.
18 Jun 17FolkestonePeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
29 May 17Belmont House, ThrowleyNew page on the clock chime with info from Lord Harris.
29 May 17Maidstone (All Saints)Peal boards (thanks to Mike Birkbeck)
28 May 17FavershamPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
28 May 17GoudhurstPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
28 May 17MershamPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
28 May 17New RomneyPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
28 May 17SittingbournePeal boards and photos of the bells in 1884 and 1897 (thanks to Chris Cooper)
28 May 17BordenAdditional photographs of the belfry and the Snelling bearings (thanks to Chris Cooper).
12 May 17BordenPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
10 May 17BiddendenPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
10 May 17GravesendPeal boards (thanks to Peter Joyce)
10 May 17OthamPeal boards (thanks to Richard Love)
03 May 17LeedsPeal boards (thanks to Chris Cooper)
01 May 17QueenboroughComprehensive update
01 May 17StaplehurstAdditional peal boards (thanks to Daniel Brady)
01 May 17GreenwichMr Hinks' guide to the ringing room
01 May 17Beckenham (St Barnabas)New page
01 May 17Rochester CathedralReferences to the connection with USS Pittsburgh
01 May 17PengePhotos and stained glass peal board
30 Apr 17ElmleyNew page
22 Mar 17MurstonTransferred to Keltek Trust
21 Mar 17CowdenNotes by the late F W Lewis
12 Mar 17New! Peal Board recordsA new feature in Lovesguide is a repository of peal board information. Dickon would be pleased to receive photographs of peal boards to be included in this. (As good a quality as possible please.)
21 Feb 17HoughamPictures from the belfry
15 Jan 17AlbumsThe galleries are now split into albums for some towers as part of a future overall improvement in the use of galleries.
26 Oct 16LeavelandNew bell
16 Jun 26HollingbourneAugmentation to 8
16 Jun 04MapNew poster to be downloaded


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent