Bells and Bellfounding: A History, Church Bells, Carillons, John Taylor and Co. , Bellfounders, Loughborough, England
Updated in 2021 Bells & Bellfounding is far removed from being dry and heavy reading. After a very amusing introduction we are taken through the origins of bells, bellfounding, carillons, the intricacies of change-ringing, and details of the world's largest bells; with a constant thread of humour. Having been Bellmaster for ten years at the John Taylor and Co. Bellfoundry, Loughborough, England (he cast and tuned the AC/DC "Hell's Bell" in 1980), the author gives a fascinating account of their history, aspirations, achievements and 200 years of family involvement. A comprehensive book with a wealth of interesting information spread over 21 chapters, with 64 pages of photographs.