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September 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fancy a go at handbell ringing…well now’s your chance AND use some very special bells.
When the church bell ringing at Brierley Hill was revived in 2017, ringers came across a set of dilapidated handbells in the ringing room.
Some of the bells were cracked; some had clappers missing; many leather handles had rotted away.
Thanks to a grant from the Fisher Trust and support from St Michael’s Church grants were achieved to refurbish the bells. To our amazement it was discoverd that the bells were 150 years old and manufactured by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry – the same company that made Big Ben and the Liberty Bell!
The bells have been loaned to schools for Christmas activities and the song writers compling the Brierley Hill Songbook.
NOW IS THE CHANCE FOR YOU TO HAVE A GO ON THESE HERITAGE BELLS. IN THIRTY MINUTES OR LESS WE THINK YOU WILL MANAGE TO GET A GOOD TUNE FROM THEM! You are welcome to use your phones or other gadgets to record your performance!!!