All Saints Bell Tower
By haikurambler | Friday, October 04, 2013, 13:05
You are all cordially invited to explore a unique online photo-essay (with supplementary explanatory text and diagrams), which documents All Saints bell tower, Maiden Bradley - both inside and out. We scrupulously circumnavigate tower exterior, track a secret path to tower entrance, and clamber breathlessly up cobwebby spiral stairs to investigate the many arcane secrets housed in bell ringers chamber. Then, it's up again to this amazing musical instrument which is the All Saints belfry, to photograph (for the first time extant) its peal of six fabulous bells in their fascinating acoustic situ. Marvel at these mobile fixtures set on an antique sound stage, all embedded in a quite intriguing matrix of intricate rope-powered timber and metal mechanisms. As an extra bonus, the final section of our meticulously detailed visual survey features stunning panoramic views of Maiden Bradley and surrounds; as seen from the dizzy heights of All Saints bell tower roof. Settle down with your favourite beverage and enjoy the show - it's a real eye-opener!
bell in 'up' position
Special thanks must go to my good neighbour, Colin Dowson (bell ringer for FIFTY years). (1) For kindly letting me in. (2) Providing a very informative voice-over. (3) Putting the fear of God into one regarding being crushed by the bells in their 'up' position. (4) Cautioning to take extra care about not falling off a windy parapet onto the silent graves below (so as to avoid damaging them). Cheers mate.
Direct link: http://is.gd/allsaintstower
Or, browse: Wikipedia - Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield (External Links)