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Downside: The Scotch Connection

 

On a lighter note, Downside’s bell, the ‘Great Bede’ (or ‘Big Bede’ as here asserted) featured on a series of coasters produced by Bell’s Scotch Whisky some thirty or so years ago. Sadly, this coaster, housed in the Abbey Archive, is not accompanied by a bottle of scotch. We wish the Scottish people well as they move forward in the light of the referendum.

 

For those of you interested in the Great Bede, it was cast in 1900 by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough. Its Weight is 5 tons 6 cwts 3 qrs 0 lbs. The bell was drawn by horses to Downside from Chilcompton Station in 1903 and was installed and consecrated in July of that year. At the time it was the fifth heaviest swinging bell in England; it now ranks as eighth. It was cast in memory of Dom Bede Vaughan, second Archbishop of Sydney (1877-1883) and a monk of Downside. The headstock bears an acrostic of VAUGHAN: Voco Alumnos Ut Gratias Hodie Agant Numini. The note is G bourdon.

asakiyume:

golden grasses

sapporosanporo:

松茸のどびん蒸し

The Whale Shark

asakiyume:

Why do you hurl yourself ashore,
star charts etched on your skin
for us to use as augury?
Why sacrifice yourself
for aliens so barely literate
in the symbols you employ?

pen-pal-pictures:

Em and Tammy wade to school

pen-pal-pictures:

Em and Tammy wade to school

(via asakiyume)

beatonna:

Wee Shakespeare

beatonna:

Wee Shakespeare

beatonna:

Wee Murasaki Shikibu 

beatonna:

Wee Murasaki Shikibu 

sapporosanporo:

からの帰り道。

sapporosanporo:

からの帰り道。

downsideabbeylibrary:

Downside: The Scotch Connection

 

On a lighter note, Downside’s bell, the ‘Great Bede’ (or ‘Big Bede’ as here asserted) featured on a series of coasters produced by Bell’s Scotch Whisky some thirty or so years ago. Sadly, this coaster, housed in the Abbey Archive, is not accompanied by a bottle of scotch. We wish the Scottish people well as they move forward in the light of the referendum.

 

For those of you interested in the Great Bede, it was cast in 1900 by John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough. Its Weight is 5 tons 6 cwts 3 qrs 0 lbs. The bell was drawn by horses to Downside from Chilcompton Station in 1903 and was installed and consecrated in July of that year. At the time it was the fifth heaviest swinging bell in England; it now ranks as eighth. It was cast in memory of Dom Bede Vaughan, second Archbishop of Sydney (1877-1883) and a monk of Downside. The headstock bears an acrostic of VAUGHAN: Voco Alumnos Ut Gratias Hodie Agant Numini. The note is G bourdon.

asakiyume:

golden grasses

sapporosanporo:

松茸のどびん蒸し

The Whale Shark

asakiyume:

Why do you hurl yourself ashore,
star charts etched on your skin
for us to use as augury?
Why sacrifice yourself
for aliens so barely literate
in the symbols you employ?

(Source: ken5go, via asakiyume)

pen-pal-pictures:

Em and Tammy wade to school

pen-pal-pictures:

Em and Tammy wade to school

(via asakiyume)

(Source: roaringbikes)

beatonna:

Wee Shakespeare

beatonna:

Wee Shakespeare

beatonna:

Wee Murasaki Shikibu 

beatonna:

Wee Murasaki Shikibu 

The Whale Shark

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