The first bells were removed from St Mary’s church tower in Richmond today, as part of the project to replace them with new bells and infrastructure.
Andrew Ogden from John Taylor & Co was overseeing the removal. John Taylor & Co have cast the replacement bells, which will be installed in the next few weeks.
Also on-site assisting were Graham Rogers, Peter Trewby, Chris Curry and Andrew Slade. Church wardens David Frankton and Leonard Scrafton also visited to see the process, with Jennifer Patrick down below keeping people fed and watered.
Dr Elizabeth Foster, who has been heavily involved in the project from the beginning, said that it was “very exciting”.