Bells and Bell Frames with Robert Walker

Online via Zoom
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Robert’s talk is about things which are for the most part heard but not seen – the bells and the sometimes spectacular structures within towers which support them. He will speak about medieval bells and their conservation but focus on the development of medieval and later bell frames which evolved so that the bells could […]

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Sundials and Prayer Times – Dr Frank King

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The suggestion that prayer times should be determined by where the sun is in the sky seems strange today, but evidence of this practice abounds on the walls of medieval churches in the form of primitive sundials. Dr Frank King is a Fellow in Computer Science at Churchill College, Cambridge, University Bellringer and Keeper of […]

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Change Ringing Explained – Gareth Davies

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This talk will provide an illustrated introduction to the very English art of change-ringing: what it is, when it originated, how it works, and how it has developed over four hundred years. In addition, it will canter through the parts that change-ringing and change-ringers have played in British culture, looking at some of its contributions […]

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Turret Clocks – Chris McKay

The Willows, Low Bank, MepalEly,
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Horologist, author of books on clock care, repair and maintenance and clocks consultant to Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committee Chris has a passion for the preservation of mechanical church clocks.  He will explain what can be found in a typical clock installation in a church, then a history of clock development and types will be presented.  […]

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