Bulkington, St James, Warwickshire
|Bells:||8; 12-1-23in G|
|Practice Night:||Tuesday 7:30pm-9:00pm|
|Service Ringing:||9.30-10.00am & 6.00-6.30pm|
|Recommended Pub:||Old Chequers Inn, 12 Chequer Street, Bulkington, Bedworth, CV12 9NH. Tel: 024 7631 2182|
|Contacts:||Jean Liggins, 108 Nueaton Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire, CV12 9QN |
Geoff Pratt, 62 Weston Lane, Bulkington, Warwickshire, CV12 9RT
History of the Bells
On the main street of this large village, St James church is another that is worth spending a while examining before you ring.
The bells were rehung in an eight-bell frame in 1924 - the empty pits being filled in 1948. The old bells have had their canons removed and the Taylor bells were cast with flat tops.
One of the late ringers at St James built the platform on which the organ now stands.
The tower rocks noticeably when the bells are rung. Entrance is from inside at the base of the tower and there is a car park just to the west of the tower.
Details of the Bells
|1||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||4-0-11||25.625"||1532.0Hz||(G-40c)|
|2||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||4-0-13||26.00"||1444.0Hz||(F#-43c)|
|3||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1924||4-2-08||27.25"||1286.0Hz||(E+43c)|
|4||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1924||5-1-08||29.00"||1146.0Hz||(D-43c)|
|5||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1924||5-3-26||31.50"||1020.0Hz||(C-44c)|
|7||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1924||9-3-24||37.25"||859.0Hz||(A-42c)|