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  • Northern Suburbs, Vasco, Evangelical Lutheran Church 

    Bochumer (Firm)
    The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Vasco was inaugurated in 1954. Next to the church is a nice bell tower in brick stones in which hangs a bell of moderate dimensions. Unfortunately, the bell itself does not challenge the ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Philadelphia, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Unknown author
    The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Philadelphia has a bell. Unfortunately, we only could download a picture of the church. In between two pairs of two moulding wires one finds the only inscription 1860 which mimics a ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Parow, Tabernacle of Praise 

    Petit & Fritsen (Firm)
    The Tabernacle of Praise Oasis International has a surprising set of 3 bells in a very neat bell tower that sticks out of the building above the main entrance. The original function of the church is still unknown to us. ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Parow, City Hall 

    Petit & Gebruder Edelbrock (Firm)
    Currently the City Hall Tower of Parow houses 3 bells that are sitting in a frame that clearly provided room for a much larger chime. According to information on http://www.towerbells.org/data/ZAPARWCH.HTM there was a ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Durbanville, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Barwell, James
    The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Durbanville has a rather recent bell from 1902. In the space between the moulding wires at the top of the bell one finds the information on the founder. BARWELL FOUNDER BIRMINGHAM. ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Durbanville, Diemersdal Estate 

    Unknown author
    The beautiful wine estate Diemersdal has a slave bell. The tower is a pretty construction from 1937. However, the bell is cracked. Moreover, there are no decorations on the bell.
  • Northern Suburbs, Durbanville, Altijdgedacht Estate 

    Unknown author
    One of the wine estates in Durbanville is Altijdgedacht. However, the bell does not match the attractiveness of the bell tower.
  • Northern Suburbs, Durbanville, All Saints Anglican Church 

    Unknown author
    According to some documents, the All Saints Church Anglican Church used to have a bell from 1812. However, this has later been replaced with a probably much younger bell, very likely a ship’s bell. The bell carries no ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Bellville West, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Unknown author
    Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Bellville West: This Church has a simple made bell that has as only inscriptions the name of the foundry. This bell is among the bells that seemingly has been made by a South African founder. ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Bellville, Vredelust, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Mears (Firm)
    The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Vredelust has a bell. On the waist of the bell we find 1957 as the founding year. Between the 9 and the 5 sits a founder’s emblem. The bell is definitely founded by Mears as can be seen ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Bellville North, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Petit & Fritsen (Firm)
    Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Bellville North: The rather new church has a recent and beautifully cast bell. The bell hangs in a stylized concrete tower, detached from the church. Below the shoulder one first finds a ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Bellville, Kenridge, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Petit & Fritsen (Firm)
    Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk at Kenridge: There is another Petit & Fritsen bell in the NGK in Kenridge. The bell hangs in a very neat tower made of brick stones and adjacent to the church. The bell has the traditional ...
  • Northern Suburbs, Bellville, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Unknown author
    The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Bellville has an impressive tower. The climb to the bell is difficult but not rewarding. There are no indications on founder or founding date.
  • Northern Suburbs, Bellville, Lutheran Church 

    Schilling Foundry
    Like many other Lutheran churches, the Lutheran Church in Bellville houses three bells. Unfortunately, the bells hang in an awkward position, vertically, one above the other. Because of the lack of space, it has been ...
  • Cape Flats, Kuils River, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the Dutch Reformed Church in Kuils River (Cape Town, South Africa) and its bells. The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk in Kuilsrivier has two bells in the impressive tower. The Church has been ...
  • Cape Flats, Kuils River, Klein Bottelary 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the slave bell on the Klein Bottelary farm, Kuils River, South Africa. According to the owners, the slave bell on the Klein Bottelary is of a recent origin. The estate is owned by the 10th ...