Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
The Minster Church of All Saints.
This beautiful mediaeval Minster Church houses a magnificent Taylor twelve with a tenor bell weighing 34 cwts. The back ten were cast at Loughborough in 1924 and hung in a twelve bell cast iron and steel bell frame with all new fittings. In 1986 the two treble bells were cast at Taylor’s and hung to complete the ring.
The parish has now ordered a sharp 2nd bell to be cast to provide a light eight for teaching purposes. New fittings and an extension bell frame will also be manufactured and installed under the watchful eye of their Ringing Master Malcolm Turner. The installation of the new light treble also involves the rebuilding and reconfiguration of the front six pits of the bell frame and the provision of two new headstocks.
Work on this project is underway.
The new bell was cast on the 21st of April.
The pattern for the extension bell frame is being modified prior to casting.
Our bell hangers, together with local ringers began work dismantling the front pits of the bell frame on 25th April.
This bell has been fettled - tuning next.
The extension bell frame has been cast and fettled.
The new and adapted headstocks have been cast and gudgeoned.
Installation in the tower nears completion.