Millenium Project Photos

Below are all the pictures taken by Pam Owen and Mike Jefferis during the Holmer Bells Millenium Restoration Project


26 February 2000. 1260 Plain Bob Doubles in 49 mins.
Pam Owen (1), John Smith(5), Kate Price (2), John Harrold (C) (4), Mike Jefferis (6) and Neil James (3).
Last Quarter Peal Rung in Oak Frame Prior to Lowering Bells to Ground Floor and Transporting them to John Taylor, Bellfounders of Loughborough for Refurbishment.

 John, Robin, Pam, Mike, Neil and Rob
Ringing in the New Millenium January 1st 2000
John Smith, Robin Andrews, Pam Owen, Mike Jefferis, Neil James and Rob Greenhill

Pam, John and Mike
Pam Owen, John Smith and Mike Jefferis

Millenium Project Sign

4,3,2 and 1 in the old frame
4th, 3rd, 2nd and Treble behind in the old frame prior to removal

 4th prior to removal
4th prior to removal

Bell coming through Ringing Chamber ceiling

Bell coming through ceiling into Ringing Chamber (above and below)

Bell being lowered

John Smith   Top of Page
John Smith

Gerald Ridley, John Arnold and John Smith
Gerald Ridley, John Arnold and John Smith

Bells on the Ringing Chamber floor

Pam

Gerald, John A, Mike, John S, Nick, John H and Neil
Gerald Ridley, John Arnold , Mike Jefferis, John Smith, Nick Cooper-Tomkins, John Harrold, Neil James

Bells on the Church Path
Bells on the church path ready for transport

Bells on the Church Path

Loading the Bells

Pam and John S

John Taylors FoundryTop of Page

Bell moulds          Bell Moulds

Bell Moulds


Holmer bells next to York Bell ( above and below )

Ged Flatters and John Arnold
Ged Flatters and John Arnold

Holmer 3rd
No. 3 mouth up

Tenor mouth up
Tenor mouth up

Bell Lathe Bell lathe

Holes in tower to receive new frame
Holes in tower wall to receive new frame

John Smith above, Roger below  John Smith at work in the tower, Roger below


End sockets of removed Oak bracing beams, pictured below

New Frame ready to be unloaded
Frame ready to be unloaded, and being unloaded below

New frame being unloaded

Frame manhandled to door          Frame going up tower
Frame manhandled to the tower door                                        First length going up the tower

Frame being assembled
Frame being assembled by Roger, above and below

John Smith John Smith

Frame during assembly    Top of Page
Frame during assembly

Frame completed
Frame bed completed

Side Frames
Side frames ready for lifting into tower

Side frames being lifted    Side frames going through the hatch

Bill Berry
Bill Berry winching side frames into bell chamber

Eric Mitchell checking progress
Eric Mitchell checking on progress

Bells arrived
Bells ready to be unloaded

Tenor being unloaded      Tenor being wheeled away by John Smith
The tenor being unloaded, above and below...............................and being wheeled away by John Smith

Treble   Treble     Top of Page

Treble   Treble
Treble showing the inscription

2ndTreble2nd2nd
Four pictures above show inscription on the 2nd

3rd3rd3rd
Four pictures above show inscription on the 3rd

4th4th4th4th
Four pictures above show inscription on the 4th

5th5th5th5th
Four pictures above show inscription on the 5th

TenorTenorTenorTenor
Four pictures above show inscription on the Tenor

Bells on the church path
Bells on the church path

Treble and Tenor in the Ringing Chamber         5th in the church
Treble and Tenor in the Ringing Chamber                                         Fifth in the church by the font

John Smith

Downpour after unloading bells   The downpour just after bells were unloaded

Phil blessing the bells
Phil blessing the bells in the Ringing Chamber

3rd going up into bell chamber        2nd bell with treble in pit below
3rd going up into the Bell Chamber                                            2nd bell with treble in it's pit below

3rd with 4th below    3rd resting above the 4th

3rd and 4th
3rd and 4th in their pits with Headstocks attached

John chiming the 4thFirst ring
John Smith chiming the 4th.                                             First ring on the newly installed bells

Champagne to celebrate
Champagne to celebrate.

      
Tenor                                                                                Treble, 2nd and 3rd


3rd, 4th and 5th


2nd, 3rd and 4th

       5th    Top of Page


Treble stay showing the cut away oak frame.


John dusting the tenor


"A job well done"-Mike

    Just the tidying up left to do.


The Millenium plaque inside the church.

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