All Saints’ Parish Church
A major restoration and augmentation project is to take place at this unringable 9 cwt four. The project has been conceived by the local Guild who will work with Taylors to bring about its completion.The present treble bell will be retired from the ring and will be hung as a service bell, and the existing back three will be used as bells 5, 6, & 7 of an octave. A “new” tenor bell has been donated by the Keltek Trust – a 14 cwt Taylor 1882 bell, formerly at Bishopwearmouth. Two bells, ex-Cheltenham, will become the treble and 4th of the new eight, and two new bells will be cast to complete the ring. All eight bells will be tuned, and new ringing fittings will be manufactured. Local ringers will prefabricate a steel bell frame for ten bells to Taylor’s design, and this will be galvanised before installation.
The original ring of four have been delivered to us, and the new bells have been cast, tuned, fettled and dispatched to Hawton where the local ringers will complete the project. Conservation work on the old bells will now be undertaken, and new fittings manufactured for them.