Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild
of Church Bell Ringers
26 Sep 2019
5 Sep 2019
19 Aug 2019
14 Jul 2019
9 Jul 2019
8 Jul 2019
6 Jul 2019
27 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019
Work recently completed
A rope guide has been installed, partly funded by a grant from the Bell Fund.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.