Something a bit different from St Peter's, Hereford.....
Also during quarter peal week, a few of us had the opportunity to have a look at the bells of St Peter's Hereford. They are a fine sounding derelict ring of five bells, tenor weight around 18cwt in E. The oldest bell in the ring is the treble which is c1450.
While the bells are currently unringable, we were able to clock the bells, this is when a rope is tied around the clapper so that it can be pulled against the side of the bell. After knocking some dust off and a little bit of practise, we managed to get through a few pieces, including Plain Bob, Grandsire and Stedman, which we were all very pleased with.
We made a recording
so that you can all have
the chance to listen!
Here's a little Plain Hunt!
Bells 2, 3 and 4
Getting up close to the bells at St. Peter's, Hereford
The tenor at St. Peter's, Hereford