Wychwoods Local History Society Evening Talk

Wednesday Mar 8th 2023

Speaker: Chris Pickford
Subject: Bellfounding at Burford 1630-1940 and the Bells of the Wychwood area

Start: 07.30 pm Milton Village Hall

Chris has written books on The Steeple, Bells and Ringers of Coventry Cathedral (1987) and Bellframes (1993) – reflecting his spare time activity of church bellringing.

He is among the leading historians of bells and ringing and he writes regularly for The Ringing World including an ongoing series “What’s up that tower?” Since 2010 he has been one of the volunteer archivists at the John Taylor Bellfoundry Museum and Archives, leading work on cataloguing and digitising the rich archival and photographic collections.

Our “Little Ben” – the bell from the old chapel on Fiddlers Hill – will also make an appearance. See the story here