Augmented today with a bargain bell found on table top sale. Miraculously the bell tunes to become the new second of the eight. The clapper has a new counterweight cast and awaits assembly. Now I need to find a top F sharp to complete the octave.
After finishing off the interior lining for the end wall so that it did not need to come off again. The lining needed to go to the roof and access to this area is restricted once the frames are in place. The beams had to be trimmed slightly as a result of the roof work which allowed them to fit perfectly this time. The frames were erected with the back four frame going in first. The bells were put back into the pits and then the second frame was erected. Suddenly the bells were complete again and rang out again. This means that all the major items displaced as a result of the roof work is now back in place and even the lights were reassembled too. Massive clean up too......test ring to be arranged.
With the insulation and roofing work going on around the bells work has started to remove them. Only a temporary measure but a very necessary one as the mounting beams are being lowered two inches.
Looking at insulating and lining the building around the palace ring. This may mean that the ringing installation may need to be temporarily lowered to the ground whilst the work is carried out.
A pleasant day without disturbance meant that more progress was made than expected and the Palace ring is now in its new situation and in working order. The installation went very smoothly and the bells look good. Rather strange to see them so high up compared to the Whitacre Campanile. Test ringing has taken place of the individual bells but no proper test yet. Had to join the acrylic ropes together to make them long enough to suit the new height but all now work reasonably. All the fixtures and fittings were tightened up and checked as assembly took place.