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Beverley

The Minster of St John

Practice night: Tuesday

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10 bells, 41-1-20 in C.

Total peals: 2

Total quarters: 98

Cast in 1901 by Taylors some regard these as among the finest rings of 10 in the world. The drive to install this heavy ring of bells came from Canon Nolloth who liked the sound of big bells, Taylors cast and installed the bells in 1901 including the 7 1/4 ton bourdon 'Great John'. The Minster is unique in that it's clock uses the bells in both towers, the quarters are chimed on the ringing peal in the North West tower to tunes composed by the organist John Cammidge while the hours are tolled on the Bourdon in the South West tower. Nolloth repeated the work on a larger scale in 1929 when he worked to install the heavy 12 and Great Peter at York Minster.

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