Restoration Phase 6

Having made a very significant grant to the phase 5 works the Heritage Lottery Fund made a further grant towards work on the bells and organ which was undertaken during 2015.

The project was entitled Bells and Pipes.

Work on the bells included:

  • Replacing the fifth wheel
  • Replacing bell pads
  • Replacing all the bolts
  • Scraping down and repainting the bell frame and attending to a cracked wall hold
  • Installing an adjustable sound control system

Work on the organ included:

  • Great mixture pipework removed to workshop and individual pipes rounded out and straightened following damage
  • Damaged tuning slides replaced
  • All other pipes removed to workshop and cleaned
  • New blower fitted

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View a of a number of bells and frame with fittings removed

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View of third and tenor bell

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Frame being prepared for painting

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View of new bell pad fitted

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Jemma Mills (daughter of bell hanger Andrew Mills) preparing tenor bell bell headstock for painting

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Jemma Mills painting second bell headstock

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Bell hanger painting frame

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Wall dug out in north west corner prior to repairs to frame wall hold

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Bell hanger painting frame

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New frame bolts fitted

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Chime mechanism being painted in clock chamber

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Reconditioned clappers return to site from foundry

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Bell wheels returned to site from foundry

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Wheel being prepared for fitting

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Fitting the stay on the third bell

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Fifth bell complete with new wheel

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General view of the bell installation

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Preparing to refit the ropes

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Sound control installed

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Switches for sound control

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Organ - Pipes removed

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Organ - Woodworm in pedal rollerboard

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Organ - Pipes being prepared for despatch to workshop

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Organ - Pipes return after restoration

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Organ - New blower

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Organ - New blower being hoisted into position

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Organ - Restored pipes prior to fitting

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Organ - Pipes being replaced

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Organ - Pipes in position

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Organ - retuning

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Organ - Job complete