Sunday, 22 March 2015

What a carillon!

Holy Trinity, Hull

This place, this wannabe restaurant, has installed a carillon that plays tunes on the hour. Somehow in all my comings and goings I'd missed this musical offering that is until the other day. With you in mind I caught the end of it on video. You'll note an odd thing about this building that one end is built of brick and the other of stone. That's because a) there were no local stone quarries and b) Hull had a big brick making business owned by the de la Poles (the Dukes of Suffolk) who just happened to be paying for the building (the faint whiff of mediaeval sleeze drifts in as I write). Hull had the distinction of being the one brick-built town of the Middle Ages in England and this building is the sole survivor of that period.

video

2 comments:

  1. Is the restaurant going in for financial reasons? In other words, will it keep the building open and protected? If that's the case, I'm all for it. I'd enjoy having lunch in such surroundings.

    Except maybe the tunes. I like a quiet restaurant.

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  2. A lovely sound. We have those bells in our Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, and from time to time you can hear the carilloneer playing.

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