Finally an event which some of our number thought they would not live to see. Tonight all six new ropes have been fitted to the bells. With the third rope being broken beyond repair and no spare tail end available we have splashed out and fitted new ropes to all the bells. This is the fourth set of completely new ropes to be fitted to the bells since they were hung at Nether Whitacre in 1976. However these ropes have had the longest lead in time being bought when the rope makers were offering any length up to 80ft for £80. So we have plenty of spare top end wrapped at the moment about the wheel spokes. We now just have to let the ropes settle in but we hope they are not too springy after such a long time being hung up, treated and stretched.
St Giles Bellringers
The trials and tribulations of a small village bellringing band.