Tuesday, 13 September 2011
The Bells Come Down for Refurbishment
The last time the bells were removed from the tower was over eighty years ago. They have been taken down and sent to the bell foundry for a major overhaul and hopefully will not need further attention for another eighty years!
The work was undertaken by Paul White and his work force and they did an excellent job, although we were all holding our breath as the first bell (the tenor and heaviest of all ) was lowered. It was a fascinating process and we are now looking forward to their return, in the new year, when once more the bells will ring out over the Vale.