BRF Report for 2013
Report for the year ending 31 December 2013 (adopted at AGM May 2014).
2013 has been a very quiet year for the Bell Restoration Fund committee compared with 2012.
At our meeting in April, applications for grants from St. Mary, Balcombe and St. Mary, Warbleton were discussed. In both cases, the projects are to overhaul or replace the majority of the running gear, including bearings, clappers, pulley blocks, sliders and runner boards. In the case of Balcombe Church, a grant of £3,000 has been offered to the PCC, and it was hoped that the work would be able to start in November. Unfortunately, Whitechapel Bell Foundry was unable to commit to this, and this work is now due to start in January 2014.
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BRF Report for 2012
Report for the year ending 31 December 2012 (adopted at AGM May 2013).
Although being removed in September 2011, the bells at St. Luke, Milland were eventually ringing again by the end of February. The work was undertaken by Whites of Appleton, and included tuning the bells. Apart from the bells and frame, all other items were renewed, and the BRF paid its promised grant of £7,500 to the PCC.
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