Norfolk County War Memorial
   Norfolk Street (Hwy.24)
     at Wilson Avenue
   Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
   LL: N 42.84118, W 80.30536
*Former location (1924, on loan):
   Vickers Research Building
   Palace of Engineering
   British Empire Exhibition
   Wembley, England
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
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   Jim Nicholls
   c/o Norfolk County
   60 Colborne Street South
   Simcoe, ONT  N3Y 4H3
   H: (519)428-3643
   E: jjrnicholls /@/ simcom DOTon DOTca
*Past carillonists:
   1925-43 Henri Sohier
   1943-69 Herman Dreher   (d.)
   1969-75 Angus MacLeod
   1975-97 June Somerville
   1997-2007 Judith Stewart


   Margaret Dryden
   Community Services Department
   Corporation of the Town of Simcoe
   50 Colborne Street South
   P.O.Box 545
   Simcoe, ON  N3Y 4N5
   T: (519)426-5870


   Sundays at 4 pm, mid-May to mid-Sep.


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters from
   G&J tower clock (electrically wound;
   manually disengaged for recitals);
   G&J pneumatic roll player mechanism
   not functional (compressor removed).
   Renovated by Verdin in 2001.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  6 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C 11
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1925
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston in 1924
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nP    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

A tower sketch and brief description appear on a Website about War Memorials in Canada.  A movie clip is available there.  Alternate URL

Photos provided by Tony Hill:

Waymarking page, with 5 photos in gallery

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Other small carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in ON.

Index to all tower bell instruments in ON.

   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/07/26

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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