A quick update on augmentation progress – our existing bells have now been dismantled, ready to be removed for the work that’s needed on them, and our new bells are completed and ready at the foundry doors to be shipped out to us!
However, the frame isn’t quite ready for them yet. A section needs to be removed to allow the bells to taken out and put back again. Unfortunately, the bells are just a bit too big to fit through the gap without partially dismantling the frame. Which is where a significant problem has been encountered – 50 years of weather in the spire has taken its toll on the bell frame, and the piece we need to remove has borne the brunt of the leaks over the years. The rust means that a section of RSJ is proving incredibly difficult to take out, and thus far has thwarted attempts to remove the existing treble.