The Arrival of the Bells

The Arrival of the Bells

Wednesday, 27th March It was a thrilling moment to see the low loader making its way through the village street early on Wednesday morning with our restored bells. And magnificent they looked too with their graphite coating and poppy red headstocks. The unloading seemed to be carried out remarkably quickly. One bell at a time […]

Let out the sound!

Let out the sound!

Tuesday, 19th December The new bell frame will be lower in the tower and in order to allow the sound of the bells to broadcast from the belfry windows, it was necessary to remove some of the flooring under the ancient bell frame which is still insitu. The first task was the removal of centuries […]

Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection

Monday, 2nd October Rodells Limited of St Albans arrived first thing this morning to install a lightning conductor to the church tower. This will become essential once the new steel bell frame is fitted. Fortunately, the wind of recent days had dropped which allowed the men to abseil down the tower wall in order to […]

The Bells Leave

The Bells Leave blog-bells-arrive

Friday 4th August    The lorry to transport the bells to the Foundry arrived bright and early as did our bell hanger and our wonderful band of helpers. Conveying the bells from inside the church, negotiating the steps in and -out of the porch was tricky but carefully carried out and within a short time our […]

An Early Start

An Early Start blog-early-start

Tuesday 1st August  An early start and the welcome arrival of a second bell hanger from John Taylor. The two men worked late into the day preparing for the lowering in the morning.  Wednesday 2nd August   The five bells start coming down. Our oldest bell, c.1450, has been in the tower for 600 years.  By […]

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