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Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers to the Ringing Bells of Britain and of The World

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The symbol < incidates a precise weight from before work which reduced the bell’s weight, typically the removal of canons or tuning. Notes and nominals Rehang on new gudgeons and bearings; restore clappers and crown staples; provide new roller boxes; restore and reinstate Ellacombe chiming system Future project to install the bells previously intended for Christchurch, Transitional Cathedral – Not started

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The manner in which each bell is hung is indicated as follows: FC hung for full-circle ringing in the style used for English change ringing S hung for swing chiming D hung dead, i.e. unable to swing U not hungbell recast by Taylors as a sub-contract to Whites of Appleton. New cast bell has been hung and rung.

Dove’s Guide for Church Bell Ringers

Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. The initial learning takes several weeks, after which you can begin to ring with the rest of the band (that’s what we call a team of people who ring together). Most ringers practise once or twice a week and ring before or after church service on Sunday. Major restoration in which the cast iron “H” frames were cleaned and rebuilt on galvanised steel RSJs. The bells were tuned and given all new fittings and electromagnetic chiming hammers and rehung in rebuilt frame. We show a founder's name even if it is only postulated that he is so and then indicated by a leading question mark. It is important to remember that we have to make a decision as to which is the most helpful founder name to show. Thus, where there is a degree of uncertainty (e.g. a bell coming from one particular foundry), it may be most helpful to show the name of the most likely founder rather than the generic title of the foundry, even though others might prefer to opt for the less specific ascription. Bells tuned and rehung with new fittings. Bell frame cleaned and painted/treated and upper tier secured to the tower walls

Share stories and receive support (not just about ringing) and friendship in the pub after practice U/R, 9–0–9 (461 kg) in G. Unringable; future plans: to be restored allowing full-circle ringing to resume.

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