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Captain Deputy Captain (Vacant)
Mrs Wenda Fowles Mary Cross
The six largest bells were cast at various times between 1612 and 1914 and the treble and second in 1948. In the early 1900s the bells had been installed in a strangely designed steel frame and this had never been entirely satisfactory either for the ringers, as the frame movement made the bells difficult to ring, or for the tower itself as structural engineers who were consulted in the early 1980s believed that the stonework was being damaged. In 1985 the bells were rehung in a new frame by the Whitechapel bellfoundry who also retuned the bells and supplied many new fittings. We now have a ring of bells that sound pleasant and are easy to ring.
Inscriptions of the Bells
We are always pleased to show visitors our bells. A walkway above them, installed to permit access to the sound control doors behind the louvers, doubles as an excellent viewing gallery. If you would like to see them, the most suitable time is on a Thursday evening during our weekly practice.