Puurs, Antwerpen, Belgium
   LL: N 51.07662, E 4.27586
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   Tom Van Peer
   E: tom.van.peer/@/skynet DOTbe


   Beiaardvereniging Puurs VZW
   Hoogstraat 94
   2870 Puurs
   E: info/@/beiaardverenigingpuurs DOTbe


   Thursdays 1030-1130


   Also 3 swinging bells (C#,E,F#)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 50 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C --  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2017
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

The Website of the Puurs carillon association has photos of the bells and tower, and a video of the 3 swinging bells in the lower belfry.  Oddly, the photo on the Contact page looks much older than the photo on the home page or the one on the Events page.

News article from a crane company about their contribution to the installation of this carillon in Puurs, Belgium, on 20 May 2017; with two drone photos and an associated video (2:07).

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the town has a paragraph about the church and a photo of it, but does not mention any bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Antwerpen.

   This page was built from the database on 27-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/22

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