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 Removing the bells (June)

All fittings: ropes, wheels, clappers, stays, sliders, were removed first. The bells were lifted from the frame using a manual hoist attached to the roof beam, moved across by transferring the weight to the main power hoist, which then lowered them to the ground, through three floors. The bells were moved to the lorry on pallets, using a hand operated fork lift trolley. To make room to lower the larger bells through the bellframe, the centre member had to be removed. In the picture it is still tied at the side of the adjacent bell pit.

Pictures

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1Lift2.jpg
Lifting the bell out of the frame
2PastClock.jpg
Lowering past the clock
3DownA.jpg
Going down
4DownB.jpg
Going down
5OverTrap.jpg
Through the trapdoor
6InPorch.jpg
In the porch
70PorchThroTrap.jpg
Rare view of the porch
7EmptyFrame.jpg
The empty frame
8PhotoOpA.jpg
Posing with the Tenors
90PhotoOpB.jpg
Posing with the Tenors
91Measure.jpg
Measuring
92Waiting.jpg
Waiting to go
93Tenors.jpg
Only two left
94Pulling.jpg
Out to the lorry
951BellLiftonLorry.jpg
Lifting
95Loading.jpg
Lowering

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