The work on the new bells for St Mary’s Hawkesbury has begun with the formers complete along with the inscriptions, and the casting should also be complete now. They may even have been taken out of their moulds.
The pads for the steel frame have been constructed by parishioner Tim Watts, and we expect the frame to go in around mid-September. We are hoping to have the bells in place before Christmas, but it may not be until early in the new yer.
The bells have all been named, and their names and inscriptions have been applied.
In the meantime, Hawkesbury Bell Ringers are practising on the dumb bell in Colin Dixon’s barn. Practice night is Tuesday from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. You are very welcome to join us. Phone Colin on 01454 299236 for more information.