NZ2464 : The Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon, Newcastle Civic Centre

taken 4 years ago, near to Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

The Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon, Newcastle Civic Centre
The Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon, Newcastle Civic Centre
The Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon, constructed in 1966 by J.Taylor and Co and installed in 1967, was given to the city by James Wilfred Adamson in memory of his wife. James ('Jimmy') Adamson started his paints business from a horse and cart, and went on to be a driving force in the establishment of British Paints Ltd, see LinkExternal link . The carillon, see LinkExternal link has 25 bells, the largest of which weighs 71cwt, 1qr, 13lb - which if my maths serves me correctly is 825lb, or 374.214kg - and is tuned to A major. Recitals take place on Saturdays at 2pm and occasionally on Thursday at 7pm - the Carilloneur is Dr Ian Brunt, who swims 70 lengths five times a week in order to keep fit enough to play the carillon, which takes so much physical energy that he describes it as 'like going for a five-mile run', see LinkExternal link . The carillon tower has twelve seahorses and is topped by the three castles of the Newcastle coat-of-arms, see LinkExternal link .


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Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Friday, 20 September, 2013
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Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
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