Friday, 24 February 2012

Bellringers Visit Taylors Bell Foundry

The bell ringers organised a trip to Taylors Bell Foundry to have a tour around the foundry and see our bells. Work is progressing well ,the new headstocks have been cast and the new wheels will soon be made. The bells have had resin casts applied so that they move more smoothly and tuning has been done. The highlight of the day was watching our new 6th bell being cast. In fact two bells were cast on the same day so there were also supporters from St.Mary Castro Church, and everyone found it a fascinating process. It is amazing that bells are cast in exactly the same way now as they have been for centuries. Our bell ringers have now seen history being made.