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The history of bellringers & bellringing - Woodhouse Ringing Machine

The Woodhouse Ringing Machine was designed and constructed by George Woodhouse in the 1930s. The machine was bequeathed to the Lancashire Association when he died in 1957. It is kept in a temperature-controlled environment at St. Andrew's church, Sedbergh.

Detailed descriptions can be found in Bill Purvis's and The Lancashire Association's web sites.

Links to articles in The Ringing world

1934 - Article with photo

1962 - Ringing machine demonstrated to Lancashire Association

1963 - Ringing machine demonstrated by George Thwaites

1963 - Article with photos by Cyril Crossthwaite

1963 - Letter by Edwin Jennings

1964 - Peal rung on the machine

1968 - Article by Cyril Crossthwaite

1972 - Recollections of George Woodhouse and Sedbergh


1957 - Announcement

1957 - Obituary

Combined summary

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