Old bell of St. James Parish Church, Barbados
St. James Parish Church
The Old Church Bell The original bell, the oldest in Barbados, carries the inscription “God Bless King William 1696”. It fell from the belfry in 1881 and was badly cracked but a benefactor donated a new bell. However, considering its historic value the old one was retained as a monument, which predates the American “Liberty Bell” by 56 years.