St Dunstan's Parish Church

Canterbury, Kent

United Kingdom

The three largest bells from this ring were lowered into their pits by members of the Kent County Association Bell Restoration Group and their headstocks, and the clappers and crown staples of all six bells were delivered to Loughborough for major maintenance work. The clappers and crown staples were fully restored, and new plate gudgeon boxes, gudgeons, bearings, bearing housings and wheel bracing was manufactured for the headstocks. The restored fittings have been collected for re-fitting by the local volunteers.

Update

  • The crown staple and clapper of the sixth bell from this 34 cwt ring of twelve came out and smashed the slider. The broken parts were delivered to us and within five days a new crown staple bolt and steam bent slider were manufactured and delivered back to the Cathedral.