Watch-towers with wooden clappers and the beacons which flashed the alarm along the whole frontier in a few hours are still features in the landscape.
The Barron Bell Trust have also donated £ 2000 so that the all of the bells can now have wrought iron clappers.
This would allow new clappers to be interchanged with old without any significant change in appearance.
Learn about our new partnership with the Worcester clapper team, exploring the possibilities of producing composite clappers.
In 1957 new, heavier clappers were provided for the 23 smallest bells.
The hoard of Roman bells, made of bronze with iron clappers, was found by a detectorist in Essex.
Some regions also use fans or wooden clappers as props.
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