Little Paxton Has Bell Appeal
ITV Region: Anglia West / Year: 2010
St James Church, Little Paxton
Just to remind you our project is: Little Paxton Has Bell Appeal -
Our bells have not been rung regularly for about 100 years. One of the bells was made in St Neots in 1791 by John Taylor and the company we are using to do the bell work, John Taylor & Co, is effectively that same company. The clock is unique and is also thought to have been made at John Taylor’s works in St Neots although we cannot be precise regarding its age.
At present the bells are hung in an ancient wooden bell frame thought to be from about 1700 and as part of the project will be preserved, but a new steel frame will be constructed to take the existing four bells plus a further two second hand bells. A small twenty four inch bell will be hung in the old frame to be used for when the clock chimes. The clock face was restored as the Village Millennium Project and it is fitting that the movement is now restored.
If you would like to see the bells and clock mechanism the tower will be open on Sunday 21st November from 11 am to 1 pm, admission FREE. You will find us in the High Street, Little Paxton.