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Old 30th March 2019, 01:28
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My sister was christened in the ships bell of HMS Newfoundland in the early 1950’s.
We were all told, or maybe I heard, that when this happened on any such occasion, that the child’s name was later inscribed on the inside of the bell.
Recently the ships bell of HMS Newfoundland was recently traced by my sisters husband to a church in Canada (in Newfoundland. Or possibly Halifax , Nova Scotia). A local told us there were no names inscribed in the ships bell.
So, is the ‘tradition’ untrue, is there possibly another HMS Newfoundland bell somewhere, suitably inscribed?
Thoughts would be appreciated, as my sister would if possible like to go and see the bell if it exists.
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Old 30th March 2019, 06:04
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My children have their names engraved in the ship's bell at the South Shields Flying Angel, where they were all christened. They will be joined by my grandson's name when he is christened there in June.
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Its normal for child's name to be inscribed on the ships bell.
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Its normal for child's name to be inscribed on the ships bell.
So any suggestions as to why my sisters name (in fact the bell has no names inscribed) is missing? I am guessing, more than one ships bell.
Especially as the photo shows a large bell. Where could THATbell be?
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Old 3rd April 2019, 14:59
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Interestingly, there are other items belonging to the HMS Newfoundland scattered around different St. John's locations. Among the artifacts is the ship's bell. It sits in Crow's Nest officers club with a backdrop of the harbour the HMS Newfoundland visited just once so many years ago.
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