Kempston, Bedfordshire

All Saints' Parish Church

United Kingdom

The under weight 17 cwt tenor bell from this ring of ten is to be retired and replaced with a modern harmonically tuned Taylor bell weighing a little under 22 cwts. The existing Hugh I Watts tenor will be retired. Its replacement was originally cast for Prinknash Abbey in Gloucestershire, and was sold when the Abbey closed. Whites of Appleton are the main contractors, but have asked Taylors to manufacture a new cast iron headstock to match those provided in the 1980 restoration.

Update

  • This headstock has been cast, fettled, and the fitting of its gudgeons has been completed. The headstock has been dispatched to Whites of Appleton.