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May 14, 2016

Holywell's mobile church bell

The best way to summon the people of Holywell to worship in the 18th century was to hang a church bell from the neck of a man who would walk the streets. The bell clanged with each ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

footstep. Bells in the medieval church tower would have been difficult for townspeople to hear because St James' Church is so much lower than the town, close to the pilgrimage well of St Winefride. The mobile bell is displayed inside the church, which is normally locked outside service times. To see a photo of it and read more of the building's history, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes outside the church. Or click here