Saturday, 14 September 2013

DVD Now Available


It's been over four months in the making, but finally the DVD has been finished!  This half hour documentary follows all aspects of the re-hanging of the six bells at Flitwick.  It starts in October 2011 with the cutting of the trap ways, all the way through to April 2013 when the newly tuned bells were re-hung in the tower.  Much of the work was done by the Bell Ringers and their supporting friends and this short documentary captures their achievements.

The DVD is no longer available.

Technical Details:
Duration: 33:45
Video Format: PAL 16:9 (Widescreen)
DVD Media: DVD-R
DVD Region: 0 (All Regions)
DVD Packaging: Poly-sleeve with paper insert

Updated Bell Information

The weights of the bells were previously estimated.  When the bells went away for tuning they were weighed, giving us accurate weights for the first time and showing that the previous estimates were mostly major over-estimates!  The nominal frequencies of the new tuning are also shown for each bell.

BellWeightNominalNoteDiameterCastFounder
14-1-201279.0 HzE27.63"1957Mears & Stainbank
24-3-111143.9 HzD29.75"1867John Taylor & Co
35-1-01023.0 HzC31.00"1608John II Clarke
46-0-18956.3 HzB33.75"1631James Keene
57-0-13855.3 HzA35.25"1653Miles III Graye
69-1-9765.0 HzG39.25"1654Miles III Graye

This information is taken from our entry in Dove's Guide.