Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers

Current projects

Please do make sure that you have read the Help file associated with the 31 projects listed below. A separate file presents projects completed over the last 6 months.

BaglanMaintenance work; restoration of clappers & rollersBlyth & CoTim Jackson
Broadwell, OxonReplace one by 2 new cast bells; add 2 exYorktown via KeltekAndrew NicholsonDavid Kelly
Byford, HerefsBeing rehung dead in existing frame, electro-magnetically ..John Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Chester, Old St Mary's, CheshireGudgeon work to treble h/sJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Christchurch Transitional Cath, SI,New ring of 8 (tenor 3cwt in E) in independent steel towerMatthew HigbyTim Jackson
Church Stowe, NorthantsReplace 2; augment to 5 (with s/h Warner); new fittingsJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Ecchinswell, HantsReplace existing ring of 3 with a lighter 6 (3-1-4 D)Matthew HigbyTim Jackson
Farnborough, Gr LondonAugment to 8 retuning 4th down a semitoneJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Great Oakley, NorthantsNew steel frame (for 6); hang 2 bells ex Keltek >> ring of 5Matthew HigbyJohn Baldwin
Great Salkeld, CumbriaGeneral restoration; new bearings for 1,3,4,5John Taylor & CoDavid Potter
Kelvedon, EssexRecast cracked 4thJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Laxfield, SuffolkUsing 2 ex Prinknash chime, cast 6 lighter bells, augmentation to 8John Taylor & CoNeal Dodge
Little HorwoodAugmentation to 6 in a new frameWhites of AppletonMark Walker
Little Munden, HertsUpgraded to replace bellframe + general restorationJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Littleton Drew, WiltsRehang and augment to 6Matthew HigbyTim Jackson
Longworth, OxonNew frame; cast new trebleWhites of AppletonJohn Baldwin
Nevern, PembrokeNew frame lower in tower; turn, tune, augment > 10Matthew HigbyJohn Baldwin
Ramsbury5th welded, bells rehungWhites of AppletonMark Walker
Richmond, New South WalesBuild new ring of 8 with Ron Shepherd installingJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Rodmell, E SussexWeld 5th; tune; rehang; rebuild/strengthen frameBlyth & CoMichael Royalton-Kisch
Royston, HertsProvide replacement ring of 8, new fittings, repair frameJohn Taylor & CoDarren Pickett
Ruskington, LincsRehang and refurbishWhites of AppletonMark Walker
St Ewe, CornwallClean frame and conserve as necessary (bells removed)Andrew NicholsonJohn Baldwin
Stafford, StaffsReplace with Stoke-o-T(Hanley) >> 12; new frameAndrew NicholsonJohn Baldwin
Staplegrove, SomRebuild 2 tier frame on new galvanised steel base girders, new fittings, no tuningJohn Taylor & CoTim Jackson
Stoke St Milborough, ShropsReplace current ring with 8 new (5 of existing > chiming)Matthew HigbyTim Jackson
Stowmarket, SuffolkRestn & augmentn > 10; weld present 4th; replace current 1&3Andrew NicholsonNeal Dodge
Warminster, WiltsRestore, tune, rehangMatthew HigbyJohn Baldwin
West Hanningfield, EssexBells at Loughboro': consvn wk / rehang now in progressJohn Taylor & CoDavid Potter
2020AprBraintree, EssexOverhaul; tune; repaint frameWhites of AppletonJohn Baldwin
2020DecFaversham, KentMajor restoration and augmentation to 10John Taylor & CoStuart Palin