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Liverpool Cathedral bells

I was very fortunate to be allowed to see the bells of Liverpool Cathedral
being rung on 11 July 2009. The Cathedral contains the heaviest and highest
ringing peal of bells in the world,(67m/219feet and 31tons) They were cast by The Whitechapel
Bell foundry in the 1930's. The tenor weighs 82-0-11 ( just over 4 tons,
or 4100kgs.) and is in the note of A flat. They are hung in a radial
reinforced concrete frame, the only one of its kind. The ring includes
a sharp 2nd. In the centre of the ring is the bourdon bell, Great George.
This was cast by John Taylor and Son's Ltd, weighs 295 cwt, and is the
second heaviest bell in Great Britain. It is rung by a counter weighted
clapper and is sounded on special occasions. The world bell ringing record
was broken by the Cathedral ringing team on Saturday 15th November 08, for more details see
http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/detail/WE_DID_IT_World_bellringing_record_broken_at_Liverpool_Cathedral/86/176.aspx
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Highest and heaviest peal of bells in the world
Highest and heaviest peal of bells in the world
Liverpool Cathedral Ringers
Liverpool Cathedral Ringers
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