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Burglary at the Premises of Nicholson Engineering Ltd

Church Bell Works
St. Swithin’s Road
Bridport
DT6 5DW

Some time between the close of business at 1715hrs on Monday 20th September and 0815hrs the following morning, a burglary occurred at the premises of Nicholson Engineering Ltd in Bridport, Dorset.  As might be expected, the premises were subject to a high level of security.  The burglary was highly professional and well organised and involved the theft of nine bells of varying sizes.  We believe four of the bells were removed complete with the pallets on which they were sat prior to being stolen.  All nine bells were without headstocks.  In the event that anyone offers you any of the bells listed below, I should be grateful if you would contact Dorset Police on 0856 456 7000. 

Items known to have been stolen during burglary 20th/21st  September 2010: 

Dia. at lip

Weight

Date of manufacture

Founder

597mm

146kg

2010

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

635mm

161kg

2010

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

673mm

176kg

2010

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

832mm

296kg

1729

Thomas Gardiner, Sudbury

508mm

c.100kg

1607

Robert Wiseman, Montacute

575mm

c.125kg

1678

Thomas Sturton, South Petherton

406mm

c.35kg

Unknown

Unknown

937mm

456kg

1970

Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

921mm

397kg

1925

Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

Andrew Nicholson
Nicholson Engineering Ltd

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