Ting! Tog! Pluff!
Bell's Decanter Christmas 2008 Facts ...
- Scotland | Highland
- Pitlochry - Blair Athol
Christmas 2008 Description ...
One Sunday more than two centuries ago, a rich traveller was passing through the village of Messingham, in the County of Lincolnshire, England. He saw an odd sight. Three men were sitting on the churchyard stile, shouting “Come to church, Thompson!” “Come to church, Brown!” “Come to church, Frazer!” The Traveller was naturally puzzled. It turned out that this was the way of calling village folk to worship, the church too poor to have bells. The rich traveller offered to pay for the three bells, if the three men would make them. The men were by trade tinker, carpenter and shoemaker. Next time the traveller came that way the bells were ringing out. They rang “Ting! Tog! Pluff!” because they were made of tin, wood and leather.