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You pull the church bellropes just as stoutly as the rest of us, but change-ringing also requires concentration, my boy," Reverend Thompson said.
Evidence showed that the deceased ws found by the grave digger in a sitting position in the church, with his head inside the noose of a bellrope. Some of the jury were in favour of returning a verdict of "death by natural causes" believing that it was most unlikely he would have committed suicide.
"For example, the bell which announced the arrival of a ship on the Quayside remains on our roof, with the bellrope still running down the inside of the structure to the ground floor, and the building still has the brick cellars where samples of newly-arrived cargoes were proofed.