As many readers will
know, the 5 bell in our ring of 8 has developed a
small crack. We are no longer ringing this bell, except when usng the
simulator, both to avoid
worsening the crack and because it sounds horrible!
The total cost of repair (probably welding) will be in the region of
£12000, at least in part because a stone mullion has to be removed from
one of the louvres to allow the bell to be removed from the tower.
Althgough some grants and loans may be available, the ringers are
attempting to raise most of this money themselves. Please support their
events and ideas as well as you can.
The appeal launch with tower tours and tea took place on Saturday 28th February
and raised over £700 for the appeal. About 50 people actually climbed the vertical
ladder to see the bells themselves.
||10am - 12noon
and Plant Sale in
the Vicarage Garden
|Saturday 6th June
|| "Vicarage Fete"