Church of St Michael, Southampton
Church bells from the Church of St Michael, Southampton.
Bells on Sunday comes from the Church of St Michael, Southampton, Hampshire. The 8 heaviest bells were cast by the Croydon foundry of Gillett and Johnson in 1923. In 1940, Holy Rood Church - like many other buildings in Southampton - was destroyed by enemy bombing. Some of the metal salvaged from the ring of eight was used to cast two trebles by John Taylor of Loughborough and installed in 1948. The Tenor cast by Lester and Pack in 1758 weighs sixteen and a quarter hundredweight and is tuned to E. We hear them now ringing Spliced Bristol and London Number 3 Surprise Royal.