Friday, 29 March 2013

Preparing The Frame

We're currently preparing the bell frame ready for painting.  Over the past few weekends we have been busy chipping, scraping, wire brushing and sanding the old paint from the frame to make a good surface to apply the new coat of paint to.  We aim to have this preparation completed over the Easter weekend, ready to paint the following weekend.  We have been told that the bells will ready to be re-hung in a couple of weeks time!

Friday, 8 March 2013

March Update

All the bells, including the tenor, have been tuned and are now back at Whites.  We have been told that the bells sound very good, so we can't wait to hear them!  Whites are now fabricating the new headstocks.  The new clappers have been made and the new staples are in progress too.  We are hoping that the bells can be refitted in the tower around the end of April.