Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Bells, The Bells!

Take a five young men and a group of bells, and what have you got? Answer? A handbell choir (known as a handbell ensemble in the USA). I found this among a box of glass plate negatives. It was taken around 1905 and I wonder what became of them. They seem quite young. I wonder if any of them fought in the First World War which commenced only nine years later . . .


  1. Glass plate negatives....did you scan the glass plate to get this photo? Great resolution. Plus...I have never seen a photo of a handbell choir....NICE FIND

  2. I'm thinking they could probably make quite a racket with all those bells, not sure I'd want to be anywhere near them without hearing protection...