The casting of the first two bells

Thursday November 17th 2016.  The video was taken on an iphone5 from the viewing gallery at the foundry.


A bell foundry in action.

The images in the gallery are from raw film footage taken by camera operator Callum Macdonald (Dip Creek Productions) and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our HLF project. The film forms part of the documentation of our project and will be directed by Blake Byles.


The bells now hanging in the tower of St Mary's Richmond are a completely new ring of 8 in the key of G.

Cast by Taylors of Loughborough in November and December 2016 they hang in a new, single level frame in approximately the same place in the tower as the previous ring.

 The New Bells

 Bell  Cwt-Qtr-Lb  Diameter  Note Inscription
 Treble  3-1-18  24.53"  G  The Paul Curran Celebration Trust
 2  3-2-5  24.96"  F#  God Grant Grace
 3  3-3-15  26.46"  E  In memory of Lucy Eleanor Sunley 19.11.21-24.12.68
 4  4-2-24  28.54"  D  Praise Him upon the Loud Cymbals: Praise Him upon the High Sounding Cymbals
 5  5-2-3  30.51"  C  My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord: and my Spirit hath Rejoiced in God my Savious
 6  6-1-4  32.05"  B  Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers Founded 1875
 7  8-1-20  35.51"  A  Alexandra, Princess of Wale's Own Yorkshire Regiment
 Tenor  11-1-2  39.57"  G Gloria in Excelsis Deo et in Terra Pax Hominibus




Our new bells at Loughborough






In addition the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th bells from the 1904 ring; the five historic bells, hang in a frame above the current ring. They are accessible via a walkway above the new bells from which the new ring can be observed in safety.

These form part of the permanent exhibition installed on the walkway as part of our heritage project. The details of these bells can be found in the exhibitions section available HERE

Hear the new Tenor being swung up for testing.


See the new Tenor.




Our new ring of eight cast to the classic Taylor profile of the late 1920s early 1930s

Not change ringing yet but certainly some sounds from our new bells. The key is G, as expected, and the rounds are performed by Andrew Wilby (Director of Taylors) bells 1,2,3 Girdar (the tuner) bells 4 and 5 and Andrew Slade bells 6,7 and 8. The audio and pictures were taken by Liz Foster on an iPhone 5.