2013 Work Done - Worle Bellringers

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2013 Work Done

2013 overhaul

The Work Done
From St Martins, the bells were taken to the Foundry in London for tuning.
They were then taken to the Bellhangers works in Bridport for the remaining works to be completed before return to St Martins.
The Bellhanger is Nicholson Engineering Ltd
The schedule of work

The Cost of the Project
The total Cost of the Project is £38,000 of which a small amount remains to be raised.
If you would like to make a donation please contact us
We are grateful to everyone who has made donations to allow our bells to be overhauled and are indebted to the following organisations for the grants that they have made available;-
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Sharpe Trust
Weston super Mare Town Council
Bath & Wells Diocesan Assn. of Change Ringers
Axbridge Branch of the Bath and Wells Diocesan Assn of Change Ringers
The Society of Somerset Cuckoos

General Information

October 2012
Music Evening at St Martins raised over £500
Axbridge Branch of the Bath and Wells Association of Change Ringers agree to donate £800 towards the overhaul

November 10th 2012
Coffee Morning and Open Day at St Martins raised over £1000  Display Gallery
News item courtesy of the Weston Mercury
Visitors were taken into the belfry and given a go on the back stroke. Visitors photograph of the bells waiting to be raised

December 24th 2012
Sponsored Quarter peal in aid of the Bell Fund and for late evening service. If you would like to make a donation or sponsor a dedication (and receive a certificate) please contact us or ring Chris on 01934 513111
See a record of the quarter peals and others

January 7th 2013
Work Commences to remove the bells from the Belfry

January 8th 2013
Treble, 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th bells removed from belfry and are sitting in the Nave of St Martins awaiting the removal of the Tenor - See the Photo Gallery


January 9th 2013
Tenor removed from the belfry.
All bells are moved from St Martins and transported to the Whitechapel foundry in London, waved off by local schoolchildren and others
Photos - See the Photo Gallery

February 1st 2013
Work completed by the Whitechapel Foundry. The bells are now in the Nicholson Engineering works in Bridport for their engineering work on them

February 19th 2013
Visit to Nicholson Engineering works in Bridport to see the Bells and the work involved - see the Photo Gallery

March 11th 2013
Return of Bells to St Martins and hallowing - see the Photo Gallery - with thanks to Nick Sparks for his photos
Weston Mercury report

March 31st 2013 - Easter Sunday
Overhaul is complete - Bells rung for the first time in 3 months for Easter Day morning service - but we still need to raise the remaining balance
Details of the Bells after Overhaul

April 2013
Grant from Bath and Wells DACR Bell Fund of £4,150 for rehanging in new fittings and retune to the fourth.

Week Commencing September 16th 2013
Work on sound control commences

Saturday November 2nd 2013
Open Day. See the bells, have a go, Teas, Coffees and displays.

Sunday November 3rd 2013
The bells are dedicated at 4.00pm by the Archdeacon of Bath.

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