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Recent Additions/Updates

26 Sep 2019
Eastwood email contact updated.

5 Sep 2019
September Ladies Meeting added

19 Aug 2019
Stedman Triples training change of location.
Nottingham District outing details available.

14 Jul 2019
Newark District July Meeting cancelled
100 Club Draw Results available

9 Jul 2019
Nottingham District August meeting change of date and venue.

8 Jul 2019
July Ladies Meeting added - note Evening.
Hawton now 8 (Dove update)

6 Jul 2019
South Notts District September Meeting change of venue and date.

27 Jun 2019
Revised version of Bell Fund Grant Application advice document available.

23 Jun 2019
Bingham District July meeting change of venue.

17 Jun 2019
June South Notts meeting information added.

Bell Fund Governing Document100 Club Information Work In Progress Work Recently Completed Insurance

Work recently completed

Bunny (6)

A rope guide has been installed, partly funded by a grant from the Bell Fund.

Cuckney (6)

Following an adverse report from visiting ringers a team of Guild insured labour embarked on the removal of bird debris from the tower. It was so bad that it is a wonder that some of the bells had room to move. The louvres have been repaired and netted to keep birds out and four second hand ropes have been provided to replace the worst ones.

Gedling (8)

Several wheels, pulleys, and clappers have been refurbished and a grant was awarded from the Bell Fund towards the costs. Again the cost was reduced by the provision of Guild insured labour.

Hockerton (3)

This church has now been sold. A team of Guild insured labour removed the three bells for possible re-use within the diocese. They are currently being stored at Taylors. Sadly one of them was found to be cracked due to rusting of a cast in staple.

Kelham (3, now 4)

The existing frame has been strengthened and another bell added to an existing (empty) pit. A grant has been paid towards the cost of this project, which was considerably reduced by the provision of Guild insured labour. There is a possibility of further augmentation.

Tuxford (8)

An inspection was carried out by the Guild to see if any of the clappers needed re-bushing. It turned out that some of the clappers were loose. Once these had been tightened and a few missing bolts replaced the ring was declared to be in good condition.

Redundant Churches

Concern has been expressed to the Diocese about the bells in Darlton (3), Durham on Trent (6), and  Gamston (6). Hockerton (3) has now been sold.  The two mediaeval bells from Flawborough have been relocated in the Taylor Bellfoundry Museum.