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Solstice Bells

This is one of the bells that used to hang in the tower of St Andrew's church in Droitwich. Subsidence caused by the extraction of brine meant that the tower had to be demolished in the 1920s. 

 

Solstice Bells

This is one of the bells that used to hang in the tower of St Andrew's church in Droitwich. Subsidence caused by the extraction of brine meant that the tower had to be demolished in the 1920s. 

 

comments (13)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Dec 2019, 06:43
See - I told you all that brine extraction would lead to no good..
Bill Phillips: Apart from the shedloads of money it made
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 20 Dec 2019, 07:06
Rather ironic ...
Bill Phillips: It is if you consider that St Richard blessed the brine wells to make them flow again
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Dec 2019, 07:14
It's an excellent subject for some tasteful decoration, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is indeed!
looks very festive now, Bill. i like the twinkle on the light.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush. The twinkle was more luck than judgement
Good thing they've preserved the bells for festive times like this, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is a decent sized bell. I think you may have seen it when you came to Droitwich
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Dec 2019, 08:04
It's good that the bell was saved and then not melted down for the war effort. I enjoyed Jethro Tull's music at the the time.
Bill Phillips: They are still going I believe.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Dec 2019, 08:15
I am glad that they kept the bell and did not melt it down...
I like Jethro Tull, this is an unknown song for me though.
Bill Phillips: A minor hit in 1976
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Dec 2019, 08:58
Interesting about the bell. Forgive me if I can’t bare to hear the music.
Bill Phillips: I used to quite like Jethro Tull
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Dec 2019, 09:07
Maybe the bell misses its tower, but now it makes a great festive picture.
Bill Phillips: It has been towerless for about 100 years now. Perhaps it has got used to it
What a fine way of using the bell even though it can't be rung.
Bill Phillips: There are a couple of smaller bells but they hadn't been decorated
Bells quite often come with greeat stories like this.
Bill Phillips: I am glad it has survived and not been melted down
i remember seeing this bell and three more of them in the cloister when you brought us to St Andrew's church in Droitwich...

thank you Bill you for taking care of Penny and i while we were there....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It was our pleasure Peter.
Cool shot. And I love Jethro Tull.
Bill Phillips: They are still going strong as far as I know

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