Town Hall Bells are re-commissioned
As part of the 2018 restoration, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Brackley Town Council and South Northants Council, the clock underwent a thorough restoration. The mechanisms and clock faces were removed by crane and went to Smith of Derby to be cleaned and restored. The weather vane was also refurbished by Smith of Derby. Did you know the Crown on the top of the weather vane was added in 1901, in remembrance of Queen Victoria?
The Town Hall has two bells, one which chimes every hour, and a second which originally had come from the Fire Station, to be rung in times of emergency. This second bell was so badly damaged when it was removed in 2017, that it was decided a new bell would be cast to replace it. The new bell was cast at Taylor's Bell Foundry, the last remaining Bell Foundry in the country as part of the restoration project. The bells were silent for 18 months while the building was restored, but were switched on again in August 2018.
Posted: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:00 by Stephanie Campbell