Loughborough, Leicestershire.

The Hope Bells Project.

United Kingdom

Charnwood Borough Council has decided that a Westminster chime with a 25 cwt hour bell should be cast as a lasting memorial to all those in Charnwood who have lost their lives in the Covid 19 pandemic and as a tribute to NHS and key workers. It will also be a beacon of hope for the future. The hour bell will be known and inscribed as “The Hope Bell”, all all five bells will hang in a free standing structure to be sited in Queen’s Park, Loughborough near the War Memorial Carillon tower.


  • The three smallest bells of the Westminster chime were cast during the Foundry Open Weekend of 11th & 12th September.
    The bells have been dug up and are fine castings - fettling next.
    Fettling has been completed.
    The bells have been tuned.