John Taylor, the Loughborough bellfounder
, recast the bells and supplied a new metal frame in 1950.
She is a deeply invested layperson in the oddly arcane world of carillons--in which her father held an important place as "a great bellfounder
, some say the greatest of the twentieth century.
A prehistoric copper mine, one of only four found in France, has been excavated and Francois Granier, a bellfounder
from Herepian, has documents tracing, his direct descent from Guillaume in 1570, all in the same trade.
St Stephen's Church, Bodfari, reputedly dates back to the seventh century and Deifar, whose well is nearby Records show the land was given to Chester's St Werburgh's Abbey in 1093 The tower was built in the 15th century, with bells cast by Wigan's bellfounder
Thomas Orrell in 1636 An extensive restoration was undertaken in the 1860s, with a rebuilt nave and chancel Picture: RICHARD WILLIAMS To order your copy of this picture, please fill in the form on page 4
The only surviving set made by Worcester bellfounder
Abraham Rudhall, between 1726 and 1727, they were brought up the River Severn to Shrewsbury and then hauled overland to Wrexham.
tackled the coming of the anti-Christ ahead of the Last Judgment.
The carillon of eight bells were cast in 1937 at John Taylor Bellfounders
Ltd, of Loughbrough, and coated with carbon to preserve them.
Representatives from both organisations joined Rev Pyke at the casting of the first bell - the pounds 20,000 Chord bell - at John Taylor Bellfounders
St Martin's parish (Martin's Ward and Mead's Ward): largest number of weavers and tuckers, tanners, prostitutes, and bellfounders
Today Taylor's is one of the only two bellfounders
left in Britain and is still an independent company.
The aptly named Chord bell, weighing in at a hefty 12cwt and 3ft 5inches in diameter, will be the first to be cast by Loughborough-based John Taylor Bellfounders
, which has been making bells since the14th century and is now the largest bell foundry in the world.