MAXEY RINGERS

After comments from visiting ringers, an inspection of the Tower was made by Mr. Tony Evans, the Secretary of the  Peterborough Guild of Ringers. His comments were passed to the Parochial Church Council who duly  authorized the remedial work required. During October 1999 we set about the task.The work, which took a month to complete, at a cost of just over 600,  included covering the existing  upstairs ringing chamber floor with chipboard decking, and the laying of carpet tiles. The ceiling of the ringing chamber was then insulated with special acoustic insulation. Above the insulation a new floor was installed. This not only helped with sound insulation but also made access to the bells much easier. This is especially so if ties need to be installed on practice nights, and for access for maintenance. The headstocks need to be de-rusted and hammerited, but all the mechanics have been overhauled. New pulley pins have been installed over the year 2000 Holy Week break from ringing. These were made by a local engineering company and are faithful copies of the original blacksmith made ones. The old pins are on display in the Church Museum. The most worn two can be seen on the photo page of this site. New ropes were installed in January 2001, as the existing ropes were well worn. Mandy Loveder has taken on the role of Tower Captain. Michael Loveder has taken on the task of Steeple Keeper. Unfortunately we do not have enough ringers for a regular Sunday Service Band, however we are able to call on the assistance of a ringing family in Market Deeping to help us with special services. 

The Bells of Saint Peter's, Maxey, Cambridgeshire:-  

Details of the Founders, Inscriptions and Weights, etc

DIAMETER  

 WEIGHT  

Treble

   C & G Mears, Founders, London. 1853. 

  2' 4"  

4cwt. 1qr. 2lb.   

2nd

       Thos Osborn Fecit. 1800.   Recast by John Taylor, Loughborough. 1906.   

  2' 6" 

5cwt. 1qr. 1lb.   

3rd.

     Thomas Norris Made Me 1661. 

2' 9" 

6cwt. 2qr. 14lb.   

4th

      Thomas Norris Made Me 1661.Recast by John Taylor Loughborough 1906.

 2' 10" 

6cwt. 3qr. 21lb.  

5th

       Thos Osborn, Founder, Downham, Norfolk. 1800. 

3' 1"  

8cwt. 2qr. 9lb.   

Tenor

   W. King,  I. Freeman, Thomas Norris Made Me 1661.  

 3' 5"  

12cwt.21lb.

 Weight of Peal  =  43cwt. 3qr.12lb.     Note F#  

 Tenor  recast by John Taylor,  Loughborough 1906.  

Tenor  inscribed R. E. P. Gorringe.  Vicar.  J. G. Perkins.  T. M. Lake. Churchwardens.         

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Maxey practice night:

Due to a lack of ringers

at the moment we do not have a practise night but

should you wish to ring our bells please contact:

 

Tower Captain : Mandy Loveder 01778 343100