Monday, 31 August 2009

Bell chiming

There will be an opportunity to explore and try the chiming mechanism on St Nicolas’ bells on Sunday. The church has a full set of bells in the tower but the ancient frame in which they sit is no longer strong enough for them to be rung by swinging them through full circles. Instead wires have been attached to small hammers which hit the bells when the wires are pulled near the organ. Everyone who wishes to do so will be able to go up the stairway in the vestry, be shown what it is all about, and have a go.

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