Vernet-les-Bains, Southern France
St George's Anglican Church
An order has been placed to cast a new ring of ten bells (tenor 6 cwts) for this church. This will be the first ring of change ringing bells in France. The bells will be supplied with all new ringing fittings and a new galvanised steel bell frame. This project is the brainchild of Jeff Ladd from Leeds and he will oversee the installation of the bells.
All ten bells have now been cast and moved to the works for fettling. The new bell fittings are being manufactured - headstocks, gudgeons and bearings have been completed. The bells have been moved into the tuning shop and tuning is now complete. The headstocks have been pre-fabricated and the clappers and crown staples have been manufactured. The construction of the bell frame is underway. It is hoped that the new ring will be installed for Easter 2019.