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Beverley

The Minster of St John

Practice night: Tuesday

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10 bells, 41-1-20 in C.

Total peals: 2

Total quarters: 98

Cast in 1901 by Taylors some regard these as among the finest rings of 10 in the world. The drive to install this heavy ring of bells came from Canon Nolloth who liked the sound of big bells, Taylors cast and installed the bells in 1901 including the 7 1/4 ton bourdon 'Great John'. The Minster is unique in that it's clock uses the bells in both towers, the quarters are chimed on the ringing peal in the North West tower to tunes composed by the organist John Cammidge while the hours are tolled on the Bourdon in the South West tower. Nolloth repeated the work on a larger scale in 1929 when he worked to install the heavy 12 and Great Peter at York Minster.

 Map ref: TA037392 View Map

Bridlington

Priory Church of St Mary

Practice night: Tuesday

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8 bells, 25-2-14 in D.

Total peals: 6

Total quarters: 49

Cast in 1902 by Taylors these bells have been improved by hanging on roller bearings in 1991 and 1993.

 Map ref: TA177680 View Map

Escrick

St Helen

Practice night: Tuesday

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14 bells, 35-2-10 in B.

Total peals: 5

Total quarters: 356

The Georgian Church in Escrick had 3 bells - possibly transfered from the medieval church which was demolished to make way for Escrick Park when the village was also moved.
Within about 80 years, the clasical Georgian Church was demolished, to be replaced by a gothic Victorian Church (1856 - 1857). At a time when most churches cost 4 or 5 thousand pounds, over 20,000 was spent on a gothic building with marble columns.
The farmers of the parish provided the new church with a ring of 5 by Warners of London. In February 1923, a plumber working at the church, left his blow torch on when he went (to the pub?) for lunch, and the building was gutted by fire. All the marble columns were destroyed, except for two in the bapistry, the bells crashed to the floor and broke.
The metal was collected, and the bells re-cast at The Whitechapel Foundry. Three trebles were added to make aring of 8. The bellfry floor also appears to have come from Whitechapel, the beams were all numbered, like the frame parts.
In 1996 these bells were replaced by the former bells from St Martin-in-the-bullring. These bells were hung in a new two-tier 10 ton galvanized steel frame set on a massive re-inforced concrete gillage. The new frame contained 14 pits, to allow for latter augmentation. The more mellow tone of the new bells proved extremely popular in a village which had fallen out of favour with the previous ones.
The thirteen bells were augmented in 2001, with a new treble, to celebrate the new millenium - the B & D marked the millenium by paying for an inscription on the new bell, which was largely funded from the peal fees of visiting bands.

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Hemingbrough

St Mary

Practice night: Tuesday

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6 bells, 10-1-15 in F#

Total peals: 6

Total quarters: 7

For over thirty years six villagers rang the bells twice each Sunday. This band was drawn mainly from the Tune and the Terry family.

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Kingston upon Hull

St. Mary the Virgin

Practice night: Tuesday

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6 bells, 10-2-21 in A. (Anticlockwise)

Total peals: 12

Total quarters: 110

St. Mary's restored bells were rededicated in June 2002. Cast by Henry Penn as a 5 in 1727 and augmented to 6 in 1843 these bells were silenced in 1957 due to concerns over the safety of the tower. The tower was restored in 1990 but by this time the bell frame was unsafe. Rehung in a new low side cast iron frame installed with help from the local ringers these are the only anti-clockwise and perhaps the oldest ring of bells in the East Riding

Tower SiteMap ref: TA101287 View Map

Kirbymoorside

All Saints

Practice night: Tuesday

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6 bells, 8-3-3 in A

Total peals: 0

Total quarters: 1

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Kirk Ella

St Andrew

Practice night: Tuesday

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8 bells, 19-0-12 in E.

Total peals: 41

Total quarters: 177

Cast as a 6 in 1882 and augmented to 8 in 1977 by Taylors in a new steel frame.
Kirkella has long been one of the most active towers in the B n D area. The band is regularly highly placed in the annual striking competition.

 Map ref: TA020297 View Map

North Cave

All Saints

Practice night: Tuesday

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6 bells, 11-2-16 in G.

Total peals: 7

Total quarters: 137

The first record of bells at North cave is from 1772 when Doulton and Sons of York cast 5 bells and hung them in a wooden frame quite high in the tower, the marks of the timbers still visible. After the Great War Taylors recast the five and added a Tenor hanging them lower down the tower in a steel frame. The bells can be tricky to ring but have a fine sound.

 Map ref: SE897327 View Map

Pocklington

All Saints

Practice night: Tuesday

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8 bells, 17-0-11 in E.

Total peals: 2

Total quarters: 65

Pocklington bells are highly regarded in the area although a note of caution should be sounded to ringers of the second and third not to let their ropes take them up at the end of the lower. At least one tale of a ringer hitting his head on the low clockcase above these bells does the rounds at every meeting held here.

 Map ref: SE802490 View Map

Roos

All Saints

Practice night: Tuesday

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8 bells, 12-3-11 in F.

Total peals: 27

Total quarters: 73

Three of the bells at Roos date from the 17th century. In 1911 a new treble and tenor were cast by Taylors of Loughborough who hung the five in a single tier iron frame.
In 2012, the five were restored and rehung by Whites of Appleton and a new treble was added. It was cast by Taylors of Loughborough in 2011. The third of the six is in a new frame on an upper tier.
The first peal on the six was rung on September 30th 2012, the speed being 2h 53
The church also has a small sanctus bell hung in a turret on the roof of the nave to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee.

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