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Great Massingham

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4, tenor 9-1-14 in G

Friday 19:30

This beautifully proportioned tower still awaits two trebles to complete what would be a very tuneful ring of six. Taylors installed a new six bell frame in 1903 and recast the old ring of three, at the same time adding a new treble to make the present ring of four.

The church towers of the two Massinghams must have been a welcome sight for many returning aircrews particularly during the early years of WW2 when heavy losses were sustained by the Blenheim squadrons during low-level daylight bombing raids over Germany. Boston bombers followed the Blenheims including a free French unit (342 squadron). RAF Massingham closed in 1946 and today part of the site is used as a private airfield. (Roger Peckham)

Location

  • BranchWestern
  • CountyNorfolk
  • PostcodePE32 2HX
  • DioceseNorwich
  • Latitude52.77418
  • Longitude0.66487
  • Grid RefTF798229

Ringing

  • Bells4
  • Tenor9-1-14 in G
  • ConditionGood
  • AccessibilityGood
  • Access on the ground floor via an internal door
  • Practice DayFriday 19:30
  • Sunday Service Ringing3rd (check first)
  • First Peal3 methods
  • 27 December 2015

Extra Information

  • Ground Floor

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Contact

  • Dale Gagenemail
  • 01485 520024
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