UK Registered Charity Number: 1154107

Conservation by Re-use

Helping churches acquire surplus and/or redundant bells to be hung for

English-style full-circle bell-ringing.

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Index Eastthorpe, Mirfield, Yorks.

The Trust decided to try and keep the ring intact instead of remodelling it into a lighter ring of bells.

We are pleased to report that the Eastthorpe bells have now been hung for ringing at Charleston.

The bells were hung during July 2001, augmented to a ring of eight and dedicated November 2001.

The bell from a previous church on the site was dismantled and sent to Columbia to be melted down in support of the Confederate cause.

Link to the Charleston Cathedral bells web page.

Charleston, SC, Cathedral Church of St Luke & St Paul

The ring of six Taylor bells at St Paul’s church, Eastthorpe, Mirfield had been derelict for many years and were in a perilous state. An emergency faculty was granted to remove the bells on grounds of safety.

These bells were the first acquisition made by the Trust. They were acquired on the condition that every effort would be made to find a “new” home for the bells.