"of the men who planned each parapet and arrow hole, of the masons who chiselled each stone to a perfect fit, of the builders who climbed the wooden scaffolding that enveloped each rising tower, we know little. Except that their skills were unsurpassed. And that, perhaps with son following father, they labored over the decades to create not just an impregnable fortress, but, a monument to their age."
The village of Appleton in Oxfordshire, is home to the company 'White's of Appleton', a contractor for hanging church bells, and which is now the oldest bellhanging company still trading in the UK.
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