Chester, Cheshire.

The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

United Kingdom

The detached campanile at Chester Cathedral is known as The Addleshaw Tower, and was named after Dean Addleshaw who oversaw its conception and construction. It houses a 1973 Taylor 25 cwt twelve plus flat 6th. The local band has made considerable progress in recent years and is now a vibrant ringing group.

As a significant contribution to encourage this revival a most generous gift has been made by John Hyden, who will pay for a light treble to be cast and its fittings to be manufactured in memory of his parents and his sister. This will create a new “light ten”. Other contributions to help cover the cost of the extension framework and hanging have also been made by two local ringers and The Chester Diocesan Guild.

The bell will be inscribed:-

(Inscription Band)

  DEUM LAUDO       VIVOS VOCO       MORTUOS PLANGO

(The Bell’s Waist)

AD PERPETUAM MEMORIAM

GEORGII MYRTAEQUE HYDEN PARENTUM

ET CATHERINAE HARVEY SORORIS

ME SONANTEM FUNDENDAM CURAVIT

IOHANNES HYDEN

This project has now been enlarged to provide the extension and modification to the bell frame, and this work will now be taken in hand.

Update

  • The mould has been completed and the bell will be cast next week.
    This bell was successfully cast on Thursday 25th March.
    The bell awaits fettling.
    The bell has been tuned and fettled.
    The fittings are being manufactured.
    The bell and its fittings have been on the ringing up stand.
    All is ready for dispatch - the bell will be displayed in the Cathedral until ready for hanging..
    The extension bellframe is being manufactured.
    The new extra treble and bell frame have been installed in the campanile.