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Funeral of a Bellringer


Funeral of a Bellringer was a 30 minute programme broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2005 that recalls the ringing life of the former Goldhanger Tower Captain, Bernard Mann. This 3 minute extract begins with the late Rosemary Mann recalling Bernard's early life working with his father Charles Mann, who was also the Tower Captain. Cyril Southgate then describes how he took on the role of Tower Captain. Finally in these extracts, Ken Perry, Tower Captain from 1999 until 2014, gives advice and encouragement to very young ringers.

Charles Mann

Bernard Mann

Cyril Southgate

Ken Perry

the 1951 photo that Cyril refers to...

Ernie Johnson   Cyril Southgate   Bernard Mann   Bill White   Buller Appleton

Jack White   Charles Mann   Alan White   Harry Appleton

The programme was produced by Nina Perry for BBC Radio Drama and BBC Radio 3.

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