The Original Bell.

The Crabchurch Conspiracy

The Original Bell.

This is the original bell that was hanging in the bell tower of the Weymouth Old Town Hall on the night of 27th February 1645 when thousands of men under the command of the famous Royalist General, George, Lord Goring smashed through the town gates and attacked the town and Parliamentarian garrison commanded by the relatively unknown Colonel William Sydenham of Wynford Eagle in Dorset. Hundreds of royalists were killed in the ensuing battle as Sydenham proved to wily a tactician for Goring.
Sydenham went on to become Oliver Cromwell’s right hand man.

The bell is to be re-hung this spring with money made from this year’s Crabchurch Conspiracy Commemoration Weekend.

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