Chester United Baptist Church 84 King Street Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada LL: N 44.54, W 64.2414
Gail I. H. Smith E: gsmith /@/ district.chester DOTns.ca*Past Chimers:
1954-74 Dr.M.Allen Gibson, pastor [1975-2005 disused]
Chester United Baptist Church 84 King Street Chester, NS B0J 1J0 T: (902)275-3434 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chromatic minus lowest one and highest two semitones. Action reassembled in 2005 by church members, under the leadership of Hume Smith (1966-2005); rededicated in his memory Dec.18, 2005.
Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A in the treble octave Transposition is up 21 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C E / NONE There are four added semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1954 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Year of latest technical information source is 2005
Historical Note from the present chimer:
"Hume Smith was my son. In January, 05 he undertook the restoration of the bells that had not sounded for 30 years. In fact he at 38 could not recall ever hearing them. He devoted many hours to the task and on July 20, 2005, estimated he had 6 hours of work remaining to completion. That afternoon he suffered a heart attack and died the following morning. I was determined to see his work completed and that was accomplished on November 11. The bells were rededicated in his memory on December 18, 2005, his 39th birthday. I have played them every Sunday since. I had played them when they were first installed and now I'm still able to climb and play again to the Glory of God and by His grace."
/s/ Gail. I. H. Smith, Chimer
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.
Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in NS.
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