The two ancient bells

Weston, Bradford, West Yorkshire

United Kingdom

The two ancient bells from this church, dating from circa 1200 & 1350, were stolen a few years ago, and the insurance company paid for their replacement. The two ancient bells were subsequently found not far from the church in an overgrown ditch and the parish has ordered their rehanging inside the church. New galvanised steel hanging brackets were manufactured, and the bells were rehung on these on new hardwood headstocks with trigger action clappers.

(Photos: Paul Mason)