The 62 centum hundred weight (cwt) ring of the bells is to be restored 140 years after Taylor's Bellfoundry in Loughborough, cast and hung them in the cathedral's north-western tower.
David Potter, of John Taylor and Co and a member of the Bellfoundry Trust, told the Echo that it is still an "extremely prestigious" contract for the company to hold and is looking forward to the bells coming back to Loughborough.
It was to take 20 more years before funds could be raised-in time for the university's centennial-to bring in 36 new bells, still Dutch but from the Royal Bellfoundry
Petit and Fritsen B.
Joost Eijsbouts, of the Royal Eijsbouts Bellfoundry
in Asten, said: "We had to use a ship's propeller foundry to make it because it was so big.
Besides making and restoring bells, the firm also runs its own private museum at its Loughborough factory, the world's biggest bellfoundry
, partly as a public service and partly for the advertising.