Wellington Local History & Museum Society organises talks and visits.  

Entrance charge is £2 (members) £3 (non-members) at the talks the Society organises.

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3,000 years of bells.

26 April 2018

A talk by Tom Harris on the 3,000 years of bells used to call people to prayer. The history of bells starts in South East Asia and involves related art and culture. Tom has a lifetime of experience travelling around the world searching for evidence of bells together with his local experience in Taunton of bell ringing. The technique of controlling the timing of each bell note in a peal was developed in England and provided around the English-speaking world by the Whitechapel foundry, which closed down early last year. The weight of the bells in English bell towers can cause damage to the structure and there is continual work required to ensure safety. Tom’s slides will show the wide diversity of designs and decorations. 

Time:1930 hrs

Wellington Prep School Hall.