Lent, Good Friday and Easterday at
From the Bell News Vol 12, Issue
625, page 556
March 23rd/25th 1894
On Good Friday, after ringing on lashed bells, during the whole
Lent, the ringers of the above church rang 720 of Bob Minor with open
bells, though muffled, for the first time (excepting the conductor).
Also a 6-score of Grandsire Doubles for the first time, as well as
several of Bob Doubles.
On Easter day, the same ringers were in their places at 7.15
ring for the Early Celebration at 8.0 a.m., which they all attended on
this occasion. They again succeeded in ringing the 720.
The ringers stood in the following order: T. McLaren, 1; C . Pattison,
2; R. McLaren, 3; C. Langley, 4; J. Smailes, 5; Rev. C. Buston
It is the custom at Embleton never to ring with open bells
in accordance with a very old Church custom, which, alas! now is seldom
observed. All practice is done on lashed bells, and chiming only is
permitted on Sundays. It may interest some who have never tried the
experiment, to know that lashed bells, though doubtless not so
interesting as open bells, have been found very advantageous in
promoting ropesight; and in addition to this, the absence of ringing
during Lent makes the Easter peal all the more welcome both to ringers
and people, as well as making the difference between the fasts and
festivals of the Church.
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