St Peter's Parish Church

Brooke, Norfolk

United Kingdom

A major restoration project has been completed on this 14 cwt ring of six. The bells are the work of three different founders and date between 1535 and 1758. The oak bellframe dated from 1758, and this was carefully dismantled and part of it reconstructed on a new galvanised steel grillage in the middle chamber for the hanging of dumb bells as a teaching facility. Conservation work to the bells was carried out, but permissions given allowed no tuning. A new galvanised steel bellframe was manufactured and installed, and the bells rehung in it on all new ringing fittings.

We are overjoyed with the go of the bells and it has been worth all the hard work. Please pass on our thanks to all those involved in the project. We have a set of rehung bells and we are proud of you and you should be proud of the effort put in by all your staff. Special thanks must go to Oggy (Andrew Ogden) and Steve (Westerman) for their dedication and professionalism and also for their patience working with us amateurs. With thanks from all at St Peter's and Brooke generally.

— John Ash, Brooke