Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

9 November 1923  


The bell in the steeple of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Lurgan weighing 27 cwt., became dislodged on Sunday evening, September 2, and fell a distance of 100 ft. When the sexton (Mr. T. Lennon) began ringing the bell for evening devotions the rope and the bearings on which it rested gave way, and it fell with an alarming crash through two wooden floors to the bottom of the belfry tower. The sexton just got clear when the bell crashed through the last floor. The organ was put out of action, as the bellows and the electric dvnamo which supplied the motor for blowing the organ were damaged. It is stated it will require about 400 to replace the bell and repair the organ. A number of people were in the church, and for a time considerable consternation prevailed.


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