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Gros Islet, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

The Bells of Gros Islet

 
 
The Bells of Gros Islet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
1. The Bells of Gros Islet Marker
Inscription.  
This stone was laid by his Grace Archbishop Kelvin Felix D.D.
16th December 1993,
to commemorate the centenary of the
blessing of these bells by Archbishop Flood.

In faith and celebration this new belfry
was built by the community with support
from the Rotary Club of Gros Islet.

 
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 14° 4.902′ N, 60° 57.142′ W. Marker is in Gros Islet. Marker is on Saint John Street just east of Marina Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gros Islet LC01 101, Saint Lucia. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. José Martí (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Officers' Kitchen (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); C.O.'s Quarters (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Cooperage (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Officers' Quarters and Mess
The Bells of Gros Islet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
2. The Bells of Gros Islet Marker
Above the featured marker is a larger marker describing the many donors to the belfry project.
(approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Lime Kiln (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Josset's House (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Soldiers' Quarters (approx. 1.8 kilometers away).
 
The Bells of Gros Islet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
3. The Bells of Gros Islet Marker
The marker is in the open-air belfry to the right of the Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.
A Bell of Gros Islet image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
4. A Bell of Gros Islet
This damaged bell is behind the belfry. The bell is inscribed "Joseph Chassang, 1889, Burdin Aine Fondeur a Lyon France".
A Bell of Gros Islet image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
5. A Bell of Gros Islet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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