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H.M.S QUORN Bell – Quorn Community Library

Originating in the Royal Navy, it is a custom to baptise a child under the ship's bell; sometimes the bell is used as a christening bowl, filled with water for the ceremony. Once the baptism is completed, the child's name may be inscribed inside the bell.

With the permission of the Parish Manager, custodian of the HMS QUORN bell and loaned to the village following the ships decommissioning in 2017, the bell was checked to see if it had inscriptions inside. Low and behold, around the internal rim the following names and dates were found:

N.J.B. Williams 2nd April 1988
T.T. Akrigg 8th July 1990
Emily May Hall 4th October 1992
Thomas Andrew Bayne 28th November 1992
A.C. Ahlgrim 15th December 1992
Harry George Bayne 18th September 1994
Joseph Henry Dainton 4th August 1996
Alice Buckner 23rd July 1999
Ella Morag Stewart 5th September 1999

Also inscribed are the Bell manufacturers name, Lea & Utley and number 130 along with the British Government ‘Broad Arrow’ mark.

If one of the names is you, or if you know the person. We would love to hear from you....


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Please email us at: team2024@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2023-08-11
 Submitted by: Dennis Marchant
 Artefact ID: 2550
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2550
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