At the end of the summer the refurbished bells and their new metal frame, along with a new treble bell returned to Eydon.

The full peal of six bells was now: a new treble bell, dated 1981, donated by Donald Kench in memory of his parents Fred & Maude Kench, the second bell, M. Bagley 1770 (see KL110), the third bell inscribed " J BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1822 W LINES & L IVENS CW", the fourth bell was cracked and had to be recast. It had been inscribed " THOM MEARS OF LONDON FECIT. JOSEPH BLACKWELL & THOS IVENS CH WARDENS 1795", the fifth bell, the oldest, is inscribed "BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE ME 1603", and the sixth bell, inscribed "J Taylor & Co. Founder s Loughborough 1872" Working out how to put it all back together again are Jed Flatters from Taylor’s bell foundry at Loughborough, [unknown, also from Taylors] & Martin Bartlett. [The unknown man] from Taylors supervised reinstalling the bells with the help of local volunteers. He stayed with David & Brenda Kench during the work. a new Treble bell, dated 1981, donated by Donald Kench in memory of his parents Fred & Maud Kench; the second bell, M. Bagley 1770 (see KL110); the third bell inscribed " J BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1822 W LINES & L IVENS CW"; the fourth bell was cracked and had to be recast. It had been inscribed " THOM MEARS OF LONDON FECIT. JOSEPH BLACKWELL & THOS IVENS CH WARDENS 1795"; the fifth bell, the oldest, is inscribed "BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE ME 1603"; and the sixth bell, inscribed "J Taylor & Co. Founders Loughborough 1872"

Photographer Mr Frank Hedges

Image lent by Mr Frank Hedges

Connected photos KL109, KL110, KL112

Bells and their New Frame Return

SKU: KL111

Eydon Village Photo Archive

EHRG logo.png

Eydon Historical Research Group

c/o 30a High Street, Eydon,

Daventry, Northants. NN11 3PP