Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bell quest blog - note

I'm afraid that on this blog you will need to go to the end and work forward, beginning in the archive for 2006. I have not tried to outwit the blogger system this time. Hope you can follow it in the correct sequence.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


At last I have discovered someone who remembers the ringing of the bell. A lady who was at the school in the 1940s saw the recent newspaper story and I was able to speak to her. Known at the time as Thelma Sibley (now Totczyk) she remembers the bell being rung at the beginning and end of the school day. Her sister Pearl asked that the bell be rung specially for her on her 14th birthday in 1948. Thelma told me that she can hear the sound of the bell in her ears now!

All that now remains of this little tale is for me to have a sign made to place on the wall directly below the bell. It's in hand.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Further research

I thought the best way to obtain more information about the bell was through my local newspaper. Having covered the story about the school, a local reporter was pleased to take up the bell rescue tale. Time will tell if this will lead to more clues about the use of the bell during it's school years.