Monday, 31 October 2011

...and On

Last month routine maintenance was carried out on the six bells of All Saints. Whilst this routine maintenance took place a question arose about how the clappers should sit inside the bells. After Brian conducted some enquiries it appeared that all the clappers were positioned in the bells wrong. So Brian and Aaron returned up the tower to carry out some more work. In the worse cases some of the clappers were out of place by over 5 inches. After several hours of work the clappers were all repositioned. The test came the following practice night when the band got to ring the bells again! Everyone commented on the vast improvement of the bells and how different they sounded. The only negative point was that work needs to be carried out on the third clapper as the bearings are starting to go.