Progress Report on the Bells

photo of Colin and Julia at the dumb bell
Colin training Julia on the dumb bell in his barn

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.

Author: Debbie Young

English author of warm, witty novels including the popular Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries and the St Bride's School series, both set in the Cotswolds. Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival. UK Ambassador for the Alliance of Independent Authors and for the children's reading charity, Read for Good. Volunteer speaker for the Type 1 Diabetes charity JDRF. Website admin for Hawkesbury Stores and Friends of St Mary's, the parish church of Hawkesbury.

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