ACCIDENT AT A BASINGSTOKE CHURCH.

GALE RESPONSIBLE FOR BREAKING BELL WHEEL.

The gale on Saturday night blew a board from the window at St. Michael's Church, Basingstoke, across the frame of the 2nd bell. When the bell was pulled off on Sunday the wheel was smashed and the bell lifted from its bearings. The tenor wheel was also slightly damaged.

As a result of this accident it is doubtful if the bells will be available for the annual meeting of the Basingstoke District of the Winchester and Portsmouth Guild on January 27th, but there will be ringing at All Saints' Church.

The Ringing World No. 1191, January 19th, 1934, page 43