Broseley has an enthusiastic team of 15 ringers, 5 of whom started to learn since the Covid lockdowns.
However, we have some issues with our bells. The ropes are pulled at strange angles from the bells to the ringers, the pulleys are worn, the sliders have been repaired with metal patches and bells 3 to 8 have the remnants of the original crown staples which could cause the bells to crack in the future. The bells were originally a peal of 6 hung in a wooden frame, but 2 extra bells were added at a later date in a metal frame. The flexing of the bell frame causes issues with pinching of the bell fittings.These problems combine to make the bells quite difficult to ring.
We’re therefore raising money to send the bells away for preventative maintenance and retuning, and to have them reinstalled in a new 10 bell frame. If we can raise enough money we’ll be able to install an additional 2 bells.
We’ve currently raised £17,000 and are busy fundraising to obtain the rest of the money needed to start the project.
For more information, please download our PDF Broseley Bells Project Leaflet.
If anyone would like to donate, we have a JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/broseley-bells