Mold (Yr Wyddgrug), Flintshire.  Church of St Mary the Virgin

    

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 8 Bells Weight 10-1-6

Practice Night Tuesday 7.30pm

Sunday Ringing -10.30-11:00am. Evening 6-6.30pm unless QP is rung. Please enquire

 -All welcome - Learners welcome.

 -Methods from call changes up to Surprise and Variable Treble Bob

 -Winners of the East Clwyd Striking Competition Trophy 1999-2002

Pubs: The Colomendy, Cadole (Just beyond Gwernymynydd) Take the next turning on the right after the Gwernaffield/Pantymwyn turning.

Tower Captain - John R Williams Tel No. 01352 754671

  

(Based on Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol CI 1951 with permission and thanks to the executors of Ranald W M Clouston)

 MOLD (YR WYDDGRUG),  St. Mary. In a W. tower hangs a ring of Eight bells (diameter: 37½” ) and priest’s bell.

Bell.

Inscription

Weight       Cwt-Qtr-Lb

Diameter “approx      [ mm ]

Note

Nom Freq Hz

Treble

CLYWYD LLAIS Y DURTUR YN EIN GWLAD   CÂN II 12  [Dove Icon] MELANGELL YW FY ENW [Hare Icon] FE’M RHODDWYD GAN JOHN WHELAN  2005   FE’M GWNAETHPWYD GAN EIJSBOUTS YN ASTEN

3-2-16

24 [ 608mm ]

A

1751

Second

PEACE AND GOOD NEIGHBOVRHOOD A (Bell) R 1732

4 –1-3

 26 [664]

G#

1646

Third

PROSPERITY TO THIS PARISH A (Bell) R 1732

4-1-8

 26½ [675]

F#

1469

Fourth

ABR: RVDHALL OF GLOCESTER CAST VS ALL 1732

4-2-1

 27½ [698]

E

1311

Fifth

HVGH LLOYD VICAR □□ A (Bell) K 1732

4-2-14

 28½ [722]

D

1171

Sixth

EDWARD IONES GENT: & WILLIAM WILLIAMS   GENT: CH-WARDENS / 1732 

5-3-6

 31 [788]

C#

1104

Seventh

A RUDHALL FECT PETER BOOLY & GEORGE INGMAN CHURCHWARDENS. J832. RECAST  2005 IAN DAY – VICAR   BERYL POWELL – JOHN WILLIAMS – JUNE TAYLOR CHURCHWARDENS

 7-1-9

33 [ 837 ]

B

984

Tenor

THE RINGERS’ BELL    CLOCH Y CLOCHGANWYR  2005

I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL   AND TO THE GRAVE DO SUMMON ALL

 CBC   SGD   KDE   AJH   HMH   RAH   JHJ   MEJ   HEK   AMcL   FGM   GPM   EAP   KLR   JRW Tower Captain   RW [Ringers’ Initials]

10-1-6

37  [ 941 ]

A

877

[N.BWhen the old tenor  was weighed in October 2005 the exact weight was found to be 7-3-18 ie 886lbs/402KG]

The weights and measurements are taken from the Tuning Shop records of Taylors Eayre and Smith.

Priest’s. A medallion, twice, bearing "WALKER CHESTER." (Fig. 9, 5.) 11 in. diam.

The frame was supplied by Messrs. Taylors of Loughborough in 1885, and this firm rehung the bells with new gudgeons and ball bearings in 1931. This frame was augmented and restored in October 2005 by Taylor, Eayre and Smith.. The bells were augmented to 8 in 2005 the old tenor being recast and a new treble and tenor cast at Eijsbouts Foundry in Holland. All the bells were fitted with iron headstocks with cannon-retaining headstocks fitted where necessary. The priest’s bell was cast by Messrs. Walker of Chester, who cast a bell for Llanrwst (Denb.) in 1822 but this bell at Mold is probably of more recent date.

 For further information about the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Mold please click   here

 

Tower Notices and Events 2005

Please see NWA site for Area and Association Events and Practices

 

Date

Venue

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Wales Association

Mold, Flintshire

St Mary the Virgin

Monday, 19 September 2005 in 2h 35min (8cwt)

5040 Surprise Minor

720 Norwich, 1440 Beverley, 1440, Surfleet, 1440 Cambridge

1

 Gregory Morris

2

 Maryan Jenner

3

 Elspeth Parry

4

 Herbert Heaton

5

 John R. Williams

6

 Roger Howes (C)

1st peal - 3
This is the last peal on the old ring of 6 before the removal of the bells. Rung to mark the founding of a new treble and a new tenor at Royal Eijsbouts at Asten in the Kingdom of the
Netherlands on Thursday 15th September.
Also to celebrate the 90th birthday of Vera Jenner, mother in law of 2 on 17th September.  RW 4930:1015

Quarter Peals are all listed on http://www.campanophile.co.uk

Former Peals can be viewed at the following location

http://ringing.org/main/pages/felstead-peals?tower=3424 

 

September 18th 2005 PRESS RELEASE

 

New Bells for Mold

 

On Thursday September 15th, Mold Bellringers enjoyed a day trip to Asten near Eindhoven in Holland to witness the casting of two new bells for the planned augmentation of the bells at Mold Parish Church. The day started with an early flight from Liverpool to Amsterdam and a drive down to the Royal Eijsbouts Foundry in Asten. The ringers were taken on a tour of the foundry where carillons and clocks are made and repaired and new bells are cast for customers from all over the world.

 

They witnessed an exact replica of the Liberty Bell of Philadelphia being prepared for casting and were able to see and hear some of the recently cast bells which were being tuned and polished before delivery.

 

When the molten metal was ready in the furnace, it was poured out into a huge ladle where the temperature was measured at over 1000ºC. The ringers each in turn, dropped a Victorian silver 3d bit into the bubbling cauldron. This is an old British symbolic tradition to sweeten the sound of the bells. Once this was done, the Vicar, Ian Day pronounced a blessing over the metal before the ladle was raised to fill the two moulds which would take 2 days to cool off before the mould is broken up leaving the bell ready for finishing, tuning and shipment to Britain.

 

The existing six bells will shortly be removed from the tower and after being tuned will return along with the new bells cast in Holland, towards the end of November.  It is hoped that they will be on display in the churchyard on Sunday 20th November

 

The tower at Mold will be silent from 1st October until the new ring of 8 bells is completed in December.

 

The metal is poured from the ladle into the mould of the new Mold Treble

 

The molten bell-metal is poured from the furnace into the ladle

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 1st 2005

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

AUGMENTATION AND RESTORATION OF THE BELLS OF THE CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN. MOLD

 

A faculty has been granted for the augmentation and restoration of the bells at St Mary's Parish Church from 6 to 8 bells. The new tenor bell will be called "The Ringers' Bell / Cloch y Clochganwyr" and will weigh 10cwt 2qtrs and 14lbs [540 kg] The new treble will be called Melangell and will weigh 3cwt 2qtrs and 24lbs [189kg]

 

The present ring of 6 bells at Mold (Tenor c. 8cwt [406.5kg] see notes above) were cast in 1732 for the smaller structure which then stood on the site and the new heavier ring of bells will be much more acoustically suitable for the fine 18th century tower which was built in 1773.

 

Eayre and Smith Ltd, Bellhangers of Melbourne Derbyshire, have been engaged to undertake the work and the new bells will be cast by The Royal Eijsbouts Foundry at Asten in The Netherlands.

 

The frame fixtures and fittings will be substantially overhauled strengthened and repaired during the augmentation. The retuned and augmented bells will have a deeper, richer sound when they are rehung in the tower. They will be easier to ring for learners and experienced ringers alike, helping them to maintain the high standard of ringing which they have achieved.

 

The cost of the work will be in the region of £35,000 Further information will be made available on the Moldbells website:

http://www.st-deiniols.co.uk/moldpage.htm

 

For further details or to make a donation towards the cost of this exciting project, please contact the Tower Captain, John R. Williams Pwll Glas, Rhiwlas, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1DE

 

 

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