27 May
Troston (St Mary) Suffolk

This light ring of six was cast by Robert Stainbank of Whitechapel in 1868. They were removed from the tower in the late 1950's to allow extensive strengthening work to take place to the tower structure. Unfortunately funds ran out before the bells could be rehung, and only the tenor was rehung for stationary chiming. The bells have been rehung with new fittings in a new two-tier steel bell frame, bolted to a concrete ring beam in the chamber immediately below the original belfry. A new ringers gallery has been installed to provide much needed facilities in the base of the tower. You can see part of the test ring here

The completed installation prior to dismantling and hot-dip galvanizing.

The completed installation (Pics by Neil Thomas)

The rope circle (no drawn ropes!)

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