Lincoln St Mary le wigford, restoration work has started to this historic ring of four, the bells are having there bearings refurbished and replaced where necessary, clappers re-bushed and re-profiled, rollers re-furbished , the wheels are receiving new non ferrous fixings and preserve. And the frame thoroughly cleaned down, treated against further corrosion and further painted.
Saltby, Leicestershire. Ten bells. Two site visits so far carrying out much needed maintenance and ongoing improvements to this splendid ring of ten bells restoring them back to there full glory as they were when originally installed.
Old victorian boys school, a. Quick break away from church work although we did inspect the small Taylors bell in there impressive tower. Here we stripped the old rotten floor out which was suffering terrible from wood worm and the joists which had rotted out on the end due to previous damp issues. All original timber was throughly treated with anti wood boring insect and rot solution, and the stud wall supported correctly, New like for like red wood t&g flooring specially machined to size fitted with period style fixings. Once finished this timber will match lovely with good matching grain characteristics. One happy customer. The last picture is the flooring we restored for them some years ago.
Here we have four of the six refurbished wheels with all new hardwood soling and shrouding for Matthew Higby Church Bell hangers, destined for Stockbridge.
Hardwicke St Nicholas, Gloucestershire, New 1911 elacombe apparatus from Strensham fitted to replace their old local made apparatus, installed in a new location, and some of the elacombe hammers moved to the correct side of the bell where possible and all new wire and Pulley system fitted for a much smoother and improved action. Thanks to David bagley for organising the new apparatus.
Ulceby Lincolnshire, nice ring of six the other day we serviced very interesting frame and fittings by Alfred bowell Bell founder of Ipswich
This has been a large project for all companies involved , project managed by Andrew Higson of Exaudite. Our part of the project was to dismantle and remove all old floors, four large bell frame grillage beams and latt & plaster ceilings. Once carried out we installed new spliced steel beams at a new height to construct a new ringing room ceiling and intermediate chamber floor. Part of this was to install all new safety access ladders with hoops and a access platform above the bells providing access to the base of the spire. Along with all the building work in conjunction with the new bell frame.
* More work to follow to extend platforms to provide access all round the 4 tower walls with railings to double up as a viewing gallery and louvre inspection platform.