Supporters of Southminster Bell appeal 1914

In 1914 the bells at St Leonard's Church needed substantial work on them and an appeal was launched.

As a result of the donations

The third bell was recast

All bells were quarter turned, tuned and rehung

New fittings were provided

A new oak bell frame together with three new beams were erected.

Southminster Church Bell Ropes


The list below are donors to this appeal 

£25  donation

Governers of Charterhouse

£20  donation

Rev H Rushbridger

Mr William Herbert Page

Mr Benjamin Totham

Mr and Mrs P C P Lupton

£10 donation

Miss Page

Mr E J Attenborough

Mr and Mrs H S Partridge

Mssrs Strutt & Parker

£5.50 donation

Mr R Horner

£5 donation

Mrs W Rumsey

Mr T J Stammers

£4 donation

Miss Dennis

£3.30 donation

Mssrs Crick & Freeman

Dr and Mrs L Light

£2.20 donation

Chelmsford Brewery Company

Mr E J Gale

Hon Rupert Guinness MP

Mssr H Luker & Co

Mssrs Savill Bros

Mr Walter Stammers

Mr J W Sugden

Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings

£1.10 donation

Mr E L Attenborough

Mr F H Bright

Mr H L Buxton

Mr F G Carter

Mr F Cowee

Mr C English

Mr E S Foster

Miss Goadby

Mssrs Gray & Sons

Mr N H Harvey

Mr W Neaves

Rev J R B Owen

Miss E Page

Mr A R Powys

Mr E Robinson

Mr C Tarr

£1 donation

Mr G Adam

Mrs C Brand

Mrs Lowder

Mr C C D Maclagan

Mr & Mrs H P Preston

Miss Wyatt

10sh & 6d donation

Mr L H Brame

Mrs Robson Brown

Mr H Cant

Mrs C English

10sh donation

Mrs Basham

Miss Williams

Mr A Downing

Mr W J Eades

Miss E Olley

Miss A Scott

Mr, Mrs & Miss H J Summers

5 sh donation

Mr A Aldridge

Mr F Bishop

Mr W Brown

Mr T Coote

Mr Frederick Downing

Mr L J Kemp

Miss Kercher

Mr A Pipe

Mr Walter Pipe

Miss E Scott

Miss Taylor

Mr J Watt

2sh & 6d donation

Mr & Mrs F Aylett

Mrs Casey

Mrs J Scott

Mr R Summers

2sh  donation

Mr C Lindus

1sh donation

Mrs Moore


The bells were rededicated at a special service on Easter Day 1914

The bell ringers on this day were

George Hymus ( Bell Captain)

Peter Hurrell ( Sub Captain)

Stewart Offord

Tom Bantock

Reginald Goody

William Drain

Phillip Payne

Albert Rand

Charles Chapman

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