OLD CARILLON BELLS DISCOVERED!

Taylor’s first carillon of 47 bells met a sad end during a period of financial hardship for the Foundry, with bells being either used in the furnace for their metal or being sold for use elsewhere. But every now and again original carillon bells come to light. The original 24 cwt bass bell was sold back to the Foundry in recent years from a church in Liverpool and is now the tenor bell at Coggeshall in Essex. And this week three more bells came to light when Cumbria Clocks’ Keith Scobie-Youngs undertook the restoration of the clock and bells at Winter’s, a former jewellers in Stockport, Cheshire. Now being restored as a restaurant, the bells are chimed by clock jacks on the exterior of the building, and fine they look.