Aireborough Historical Society

1780 Guiseley Church Wardens




Title
Guiseley Church Wardens
Date 2nd May 1780
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
S179
Comment

Image reproduced with kind permission of The British Newspapers Archive, research by Edwy Harling

"Notice is Hereby Given

That the Churchwardens of the Parish of Guiseley will meet at Mr Newsome's, the New Inn, in Guiseley aforesaid, on Wednesday the 10th day of May Inst. to contract with any person or persons desirous of undertaking the Repairation and Managing of the Bells of the said Parish Church, for the same."

   Further text by Christine Lovedale :

The bells of the Parish Church of St Oswalds have been rehung and added to over time, Canon Howson Rector of Guiseley 1906 - 1934 wrote about 2 bells being taken from St Oswald's Church in Leathley and brought to Guiseley "How they were brought is a constant wonder to me. I suppose by Otley and above West Chevin and down over Guiseley Moor" One could speculate that the newspaper appeal refers to the bells arriving in Guiseley.

      There were only 3 bells in the church tower in 1846, then in 1847 a full ring of 8 bells were cast and hung by C & G Mears of London. A century later 8 bells were recast and hung by Gillett & Johnson of Croyden.

 

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