After a long absence certainly over twenty years Over Whitacre finally has two bells both with stays. Finally able to squash rumours that the bells has one of each type it can confirmed that the fairly modern steel framed two bells have hastings stays. With thanks to Fillongley ringers who donated the missing toggle, the treble bell is once again complete. Steve, Maurice and Quentin spent about 3 hours making the donated stay fit the headstock and this has now been removed to be copied in ash. This will use the top of the recently broken tenor (heaviest bell) at Nether Whitacre as the Over Whitacre stay is small enough to be made from the top uncracked section of this stay. Surely a good example of reuse in action!
St Giles Bellringers
The trials and tribulations of a small village bellringing band.