Darke Memorial Chimes


   Knox-Metropolitan United Church
   (was Metropolitan Methodist Church)
   Victoria Avenue at Lorne Street
   Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
   LL: N 50.44742, W 104.61402
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   Regina Bell Ringers, Inc.


   Knox-Metropolitan United Church
   2340 Victoria Avenue
   Regina, SK  S4P 0S6
   T: (306)525-9128




   No keyboard; rung by individual clapper
   ropes which fall in a circle in the
   ringing room.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1927
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996


The Regina Bell Ringers have a Website of their own.  It covers not only this chime but also a handbell group and an 8-note tubular chime in this city.

A news article has photo of bells in their frame - hung in 2 levels with action on the frame sides; also photos in the ringing room - taut ropes are anchored to the floor.

News video (2:25)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 SK, including the 8-note tubular chime in this city.


   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/05/15

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