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Joan Elliott
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Hi Gary

I have in my collection some bells that are similar in design to the one you have posted, and they are all inscribed with different towns in Europe …

Echternach
Ypres
Heyst
Bruges
Anvers
Leige

I have always assumed them to be have been made after World War 1 as each of the towns were damaged during the Great War. Perhaps they were made to raise funds to re-build the towns, but I am open to other opinions.

Joa