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Did you know? : Simon Tomlinson, who learnt to ring at All Saints, conducted his first peal (Bristol Surprise Major, rung in Bristol) on the eve of his 21st birthday in 1995.


The Porch

Before ascending the tower, there are things of interest in the porch, including carved memorial stones on the floor, and a plaque high on the south wall recording the recasting of the service bell  in the bell chamber .

The massive west doors could once be barred by a wooden beam that fitted into pockets in the stonework at either side of the door. The holes are still there, and in one of them is the rotted end of a beam.

In the southwest corner of the porch, is the shaft for the clock weights. The broom cupboard that forms the bottom part is believed to have been part of the original shaft, but the portion above it was absent until the clock was restored to eight day working in 1994 .

Look up and you see the beams supporting the ringing room floor. The central square portion lifts out to form a trap door the bells to pass through.


Pictures

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1EdwardCotton.jpg
Floor: Edward Cotton
2JohnDavis.jpg
Floor: John Davis
3LongPlaque.jpg
Plaque: Service bell
4DoorBar.jpg
Door bar
5WeightShaft.jpg
Weight shaft
6Ceiling.jpg
Ceiling

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