The Great Bell of Tong Gets a New Headstock!

Taylor’s recast the Great Bell of Tong in 1892 and hung it for full circle ringing with a massive hardwood headstock. Having served well for nearly 130 years the headstock has now been replaced with one made from cast iron. The bell was brought back to Loughborough for its refit. The photo shows the bell on our ringing-up stand where its balance and timing is perfected before being dispatched back to Tong to be rehung for full circle ringing.