Matching the casting dates of bells to historical events is a great way to promote the history of ringing. Here are a few examples from St Peter's, Ashburnham.

Tenor Bell, Cast 1714

1718 - Infamous Pirate Blackbeard AKA Edward Teach was finally killed by Lieutenant Robert Maynard of HMS Pearl


Bell No.3, Cast 1632

1632 - Rembrandt paints the anatomy lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp


Bell No.4, Cast 1621

1621 - When this bell was cast the pilgrims in the newly founded Plymouth Colony in America celebrated the arrival of their 2nd ship, the 'Fortune' and their harvest with the first thanks giving