Barrow Bells - Tower News Archive for 2011
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|Saturday||31||A two-page article about the St James Bell Restoration Project titled "We're ap-peal-ing to restore the bells"
was published in the New Year's Eve edition of the North West Evening Mail.|
It has now made it to the online edition of the newspaper and should hopefully have some of the photos included in the online edition during the first week of January 2012.
To see the article - please see copy of double page spread... HISTORIC BELL RESTORATION PROJECT AT BARROW CHURCH
Please visit this gallery for photgraphs including some unpublished photographs kindly provided by the North West Evening Mail.
|Monday||19||Donation of £250 gratefully received from Oil States MCS Ltd towards the Restoration of Church Bells, St James the Great|
|Tuesday||13||The Community Christmas Carol Service (supported by the North-West Evening Mail) took place at St James' Church.
In place of a sermon, the service featured a play about ordinary modern-day people hearing the good news from God. |
It was touching to hear St James' School sing "Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Ding Dong" in recognition of the Bell Restoration, and the school went on to ring hand chimes to 'Good King Wenceslas', and 'Away in a Manger' very impressively... there could be a Hand-Bell ringing band in the making! :D
The North-West Evening Mail generously allowed all the donations at the service to be given to the Bell Restoration Project, and a total of £261.87 was collected!
The NW Evening Mail article covering the service can be viewed by clicking here.
|Wednesday||7||Furness branch of LACR Carol Service took place at Bowness. News of this event and the sponsored swim (with sponsor forms) is being distributed in the branch newsletter to each tower in the branch this month.|
|Friday||2||The Furness Woodturning and Woodcrafts Association open day. The members were very interested in any possibility of pieces of wood from the old frame and headstocks. It was pointed out that the longer/larger pieces of the oak frame might be sold to a reclamation yard. Some of the oak from the A-Frame bracing between the longer pieces of the frame would also be of interest to them. They also thought they could make smaller items from the spokes of the wheels and speculated that this might be hickory. They already sell a lot of items they have turned & carved, and donate the proceeds to charity. They would be very interested to do this on our behalf, and were happy to produce articles we could also sell to raise money for the bell restoration. Will need further discussions as to the speed and quantity of objects they could produce in the timescale to support cashflow needs.|
|Thursday||1||AllChurches Trust award grant of £1,500 ...Thank You! ... :D|
|Monday||28||Sponsorship from engineers at SES Ltd at Trinity Enterprise Centre added another £62.50 of pledges (including Gift-Aid) for the sponsored swim. |
Total Sponsorship now stands at £211.25
|Sunday||27||St Mary's Church Dalton-in-Furness - Ringing for Christmas Lights switch-on, and before Christmas tree festival opened|
Another £37.50 was pledged including Gift-Aid for the sponsored swim.
Total Sponsorship now stands at £148.75
|Saturday||26||Lancashire Association Striking Competition at Kendal Parish Church|
Furness and South Lakeland Branch improved standard of ringing from 2010 but unfortunately still came in last place
|Friday||25||Submitted Grant Application to Furness Youth Council at Burlington House.|
|Tuesday||01||First Site Visit by Nicholson Engineering (BellHangers)
Also in attendance were the Church Architect, and representatives of the Parochial Church Council, Diocesan Advisory Committee,
Furness Branch of Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, Carlisle Dioscesan Guild, and Leck Construction.|
In Summary, the scope and detail of the project was reviewed and agreement reached:
|Friday||07||Bell Restoration Project Announced to General Public:|
|Friday||23||Bell Restoration Project Announced to Ringing Community:|