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News 17th November 2019
The Project Team has been established to restore the bells at All Saints Church, Filby. It is headed up by local resident Phillip Scott. It aims to complete the project by the end of 2020.
An application has been made to establish the project as a charity, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This was sent on 15th August. The Commission's usual timescale for approval was reportedly 8 weeks but we have received notice that, due to an unusually high workload, we are unlikely to obtain charitable status before early in the New Year. As a result, a launch event planned for October has been postponed. A Constitution document has been drafted and has the approval of the Parochial Church Council. Download Constitution A Bank Account has been set up to accept early donations. For details, see donations page. A 'Just Giving' site will be established. Vivien Moore & her husband, Martin, have made a gift of £750.00 that was donated in lieu of presents for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. A Prospectus has been drafted. Download Prospectus. A local brochure is to be produced. A Facebook page has been established. Facebook page
Three quotations for the restoration work, and the purchase of a sixth bell, have been obtained. The keltek Trust have offered to support the restoration and augmentation project by donating a secondhand bell that they have in stock. We have been advised that the bell is suitable as the proposed treble of the ring of six. The trust has also agreed to donate a set of fittings at an estimated cost of £3,200. The net effect is to “eliminate” the £6,242 for the addition of the treble from the Committees preferred quotation. A very positive step in the right direction!
Allan Regan a nationally renowned bell ringer is willing to give a presentation on ’Bell Ringers Killed in WW1’ (Ringing Remembered) at no charge. This is proposed as a fund raising event inviting the local ringing community & members of the British Legion. Dates and venue to be advised, later. Niki Thomas has, also, volunteered to support our fund raising with a musical event possibly with the ‘Wind in the Willows ’ensemble.
Memorial Quarter Peel
A Quarter peel of the Bells at Acle Church has been arranged for Saturday 30th November at 3.45pm lasting approx 45 Minutes, in memory of David W Thompson. When David started his working life, he used to bike to the Coop in Acle every day. It would be nice to see as many people supporting and people will be on hand for an update of the Restotation of Filby Church Bells.