Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 85 'Hear the Bell ring'

There is an interesting story behind this rather large school bell at New Lynn School.

The Headmaster 'Fred Breach' in 1948 realised that he had a problem. The playing fields were so large at New Lynn Primary that the children could not hear the school bell. So he wrote to the British Navy and asked for a bell from a dismantled warship.

Two years later the HMS Mameluke was installed.
It is not used as a school bell anymore but hangs in the staffroom at the school.

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