The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The detached campanile at Chester Cathedral is known as The Addleshaw Tower, and was named after Dean Addleshaw who oversaw its conception and construction. It houses a 1973 Taylor 25 cwt twelve plus flat 6th. The local band has made considerable progress in recent years and is now a vibrant ringing group.
As a significant contribution to encourage this revival a most generous gift has been made by John Hyden, who will pay for a light treble to be cast and its fittings to be manufactured in memory of his parents and his sister. This will create a new “light ten”. Other contributions to help cover the cost of the extension framework and hanging have also been made by two local ringers and The Chester Diocesan Guild.
The bell will be inscribed:-
DEUM LAUDO VIVOS VOCO MORTUOS PLANGO
(The Bell’s Waist)
AD PERPETUAM MEMORIAM
GEORGII MYRTAEQUE HYDEN PARENTUM
ET CATHERINAE HARVEY SORORIS
ME SONANTEM FUNDENDAM CURAVIT
The mould has been completed and the bell will be cast next week.
This bell was successfully cast on Thursday 25th March.
The bell awaits fettling.
The fittings are being manufactured.