Hello to all bell lovers on this site. In Newbury, NH we are about to rededicate our 1832 Center Meeting House which has been lovingly restored over the past 5 years.
“In 1892 John Hay, an entrepreneur and secretary to statesmen (such as Abraham Lincoln) who had built an estate on the lake, came to the rescue. He bought a bell in Grantham and had it installed while paying for other repairs and improvements. It was his wish, fortunately, that nothing should be changed.” The building is largely as it was originally in 1832 and the bell in question is an 1836 Naylor Vickers cast steel bell and you can read about the bell and the Center Meeting House on our web page at http://www.centermeetinghouse.org.