Richard Offen richard at ...
Fri Jul 8 07:31:20 BST 2005

I was rather amused to read the following on Campanophile:

"A faculty has been granted for the augmentation and restoration of the 
bells at St Mary's Parish Church from 6 to 8 bells. The new tenor bell 
will be called "The Ringers' Bell / Cloch y Clochganwyr" and will weigh 
10cwt 2qtrs and 14lbs [540 kg]. The new treble will be called Melangell 
and will weigh 3cwt 2qtrs and 24lbs [189kg].

The present ring of 6 bells at Mold (Tenor 8cwt [406.5kg]) were cast in 
1732 for the smaller structure which then stood on the site and the new 
heavier ring of bells will be much more acoustically suitable for the 
fine 18th century tower which was built in 1773.

Eayre and Smith Ltd, Bellhangers of Melbourne Derbyshire, have been 
engaged to undertake the work and the new bells will be cast by The 
Royal Eijsbouts Foundry at Asten in The Netherlands."

Can Eijsbouts now predict to the pound the weight of a newly cast and 
tuned bell, or have they been cast already?!



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