These projects were completed during 2013
STOKE DOYLE, NORTHANTS. (5 bells, Tenor 10-3-10 in Ab)
Five bells rehung in the existing diagonal frame
The five bells have been rehung on new fittings in the existing strengthened bell frame.
HINTON ADMIRAL, HANTS. (5 bells, Tenor 9-0-9 in A)
Five bells rehung in the existing cast iron bell frame
The bells have been rehung on new fittings in the existing bell frame.
HEMITAGE, BERKS (1 bell)
Rehanging with traditional fittings
The single chiming bell was taken down earlier in 2013 when it became unsafe. The bell has now been rehung for swing-chiming with new fittings.
WINDSOR CASTLE (Curfew Tower) (8 bells, Tenor 26cwt. approx in C#)
New timber headstock
The 3rd bell has been 16th-turned and rehung on a new timber headstock.
CASSINGTON, OXON. (6 bells, Tenor 12-1-4 in F#)
Six bells rehung in a wrought iron double-bar frame
The bells have been rehung on new fittings in the existing strengthened bell frame.
EDGWARE, LONDON. (6 bells, Tenor 9cwt. approx. in B)
Bells rehung on new fittings in-situ
The bells were tested for cracks using dye-penetrant. The cast-in crown staples were then drilled out by hand in the tower and the ringing fittings renewed.
GRETTON, GLOS. (1 bell)
Cast-in crown staple drilled out by hand in the tower
The single bell has been hand-drilled in the tower to remove its cast-in crown staple and has been rehung on traditional fittings for swing chiming.
FORDHAM, CAMBS. (8 bells, Tenor 15-0-10 in F)
The clappers have been rebushed and refaced. The 4th and 6th bells were also fitted with new adjustable clapper staples due to their canon-retaining headstocks not having clapper adjustment screws. This will allow the clappers to be set up for even clappering.
OLD MILVERTON, WARKS. (3 bells, Tenor 5¾cwt. approx. in C)
The three bells have had their cast-in crown staples removed and been rehung for stationary chiming with all new fittings.
SEAL CHART, KENT. (6 bells, Tenor 5-2-21 in B)
The existing 5th and tenor bells have been removed from the ring and two trebles have been cast so that the ring of six is reduced in both size and weight. The existing bells have been re-tuned and all six hung on new fittings in the existing two-tier bell frame.
DEVONPORT DOCKYARD (3 clock bells)
The three Gillett & Johnston clock bells have been hung on a new galvanised steel pedestal frame. This work was carried out in conjunction with The Cumbria Clock Company.
BARNWOOD, GLOS. (8 bells, Tenor 10-0-12 in G)
Specialist weld repairs
The Rudhall bells have been specialist weld-repaired, building up clapper indentations and filling existing support bolt holes. All remaining plain bearings have been replaced with new ball bearing units and the installation overhauled.
LLANENGAN, GWYNEDD. (3 chiming bells, Tenor 5cwt. approx.)
Overhaul and repairs
The three chiming bells and their fittings have been overhauled, some fittings also being replaced due to extensive salt corrosion due to the coastal location.
HITCHIN, HERTS. (13 bells, Tenor 17-0-16 in E)
Augmentation to twelve and a sharp 2nd
The existing tenor and 7th bells have been removed from the ring of ten and five trebles cast to form a ring of twelve with a sharp 2nd. The thirteen bells have been hung in a new cast iron bell frame with new fittings.
GARSINGTON, OXON. (6 bells, Tenor 8-1-6 in G)
Retuned and rehung "ground floor" six
The six bells have been re-tuned and rehung on new fittings in the existing strengthened bell frame.
Willersey, Glos. (6 bells, Tenor 12 cwt. approx. in G)
The wheels have been re-rimmed, the clappers rebushed, the pulley units replaced and the main bearings re-greased.
FLITWICK, BEDS. (6 bells, Tenor 9-1-9 in G)
A ring of six rehung on new fittings
The six bells have been re-tuned and rehung on new fittings in the existing bell frame, the tenor also being specialist weld-repaired in the crown.
FELMERSHAM, BEDS. (8 bells, Tenor 20-2-18 in Eb)
Overhaul and maintenance
The bearing units have been cleaned, overhauled and re-greased. The clappers have been repaired and rebushed and the pulley units replaced.
APSLEY END, HERTS. (6 bells, Tenor 13-0-25 in F)
Tuning and rehanging
The bells have been re-tuned and rehung on new fittings in the existing bell frame.
HARWICH, ESSEX (8 bells, Tenor 13-2-22 in G)
Four bells rehung in-situ
The tenor, 7th, 4th and 3rd bells have had their cast-in crown staples drilled out by hand in the tower. They were then rehung on new canon-retaining headstocks.
MANORBIER, PEMBS. (3 chiming bells, 6 cwt. approx.)
The cast-in crown staples of the treble and 2nd have been drilled out by hand in the tower. All three bells have been hung "dead" in the existing strengthened frame with electro-magnetic hammers for automatic electronic chiming.
CHEDDINGTON, BUCKS. (6 bells, Tenor 11-3-0 in F)
Ball bearing conversion
The headstocks have been fitted with new gudgeons and ball bearing units and the other fittings overhauled. The remaining cast-in crown staples have been removed by hand-drilling in the tower.