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Under the date of 16 July, 1814, we read in the Norwich Mercury, "A new peal of six musical bells, the weight of the tenor about twelve cwt., are now casting at the foundery at Downham, for the noble tower of the parish church of New Buckenham, Norfolk."
On the 24 September, 1814, the following notice appeared:-
"To Lovers of Harmony.
The new peal of bells in the parish church of New Buckenham, will be opened on Wednesday 28 September inst., and a prize of 6 hats, value 10s. each, will be given to the Company of six who shall give proof of their skill in ringing the best peal. In order to impartiality, the precedency in ringing is to be decided by lot."
See also the New Buckenham parish page.
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