Amman Valley Artifacts and Memorabilia

Cwmamman Town Crier's Bell

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The Cwmamman Town Crier's Bell is now owned by a Garnant household. It is just around 11½ inches (29 cm) tall, of which 6¾ inches (17½ cm) is made up of the wooden handle. It weighs approximately 5 or 6 pounds (approx 2.5kg). The bell metal appears to have a high bronze content, which has become oxidised over the many years since it's casting. The clanger appears to have been made of iron.

The bell is traditionally rung by the owners to welcome in the new year.

Thanks to Mr and Mrs H. Jones for allowing me to display an image of the bell.

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