New Muffles

New muffles for St Peter's bells

Last week we took delivery of a new set of 8 muffles for the bell clappers, hand-made by Big Wilf’s Bell Muffles. These are used to half-muffle the sound of the bells on occasions such as Remembrance Sunday. The picture shows four of them.

Before we can use these however we will need to coat the clappers with a non-slip paint, and in IMG_1393preparation for this a group of the ringers spent part of Sunday afternoon wire-brushing loose rust off. The picture was taken after we had finished, with the camera rather precariously balanced on the headstock of the seventh bell. Thanks to all who helped!

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