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.



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