The Bells Of St. Mary's

A Taunton Community Project

Thursday, 01 September 2016

Casting Completed

On Thursday 25th Aug. another coach party visited Loughborough for the final casting of our new bells; Treble, 5th, 7th & 10th (Magdalene Bell, St. Mary's PCC). We were also able to see the Loughborough Memorial Carillon after arrangements were made for an early opening on this day. Some 120 ringers, families and friends from the Taunton area and another 35 from as far as London and Northumberland have now been part of the 'Taylor Foundry tour'. We would like to thank all who have made this unique experience so enjoyable and enlightening; coach drivers, Taylor's management team and workers, and our 'Tour' guides. On this occasion many of the bells in the tuning shop were those for St. Mary's cast on previous visits, some raw out of the mould and others fully tuned. Now we await their arrival and hanging.

Memcar Cast4 

Tune1 Tune2

 mayor 2015Cllr Marcia Hill, Mayor of Taunton Deane and a Patron and supporter of the project, with Rosemary Tuhey, the project manager