The Great Brickhill Bell Ringers at the Millennium
The Bell Restoration Project
Until the autumn of 2009 the Great Brickhill bells were rung for weddings and before most services. Due to the condition of the bells and bellframe, for several years the number of bells that could be rung was restricted. Helped by the offer of grants from various bodies including the Parish Council, funding has been secured to enable full restoration of the bells and bell frame to take place.
In October 2009 the bells and bell frame were removed and the bells are currently at Whites of Appleton being restored. Work is being done to stregthen the tower and a new eight-bell cast iron frame will be installed. In the Spring of 2010 the six bells will be re-hung, along with two new bells that were cast in October by Whitechapel Bell Foundry where the existing six bells were cast.
To see a photo gallery of the bells when they were on display in the church in October immediately before going off to Appletons, go to the "Photos" section.
Go to the sub-pages of this section for full details and supporting photos of:-
- The History of the Bells
- The Restoration Project
N.B. To download this information in the form of a PDF file:- Click Here
The Tower Captain is David Middleton (top right in the photo above) who will be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to join the team of bellringers. Regular practices are held, normally on a Wednesday evening, and training will be given to those who are new to bellringing.
To contact the Tower Captain e-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about bellringing in this area, visit the website for The North Bucks Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers:- http://www.northbucks.org.uk