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Foundry Bell Casting


On Thursday 23 June, the first party from St Mary Magdalene went to The John Taylor Bellfoundry in Loughborough to see the first bells of our new ring cast. Included in the casting was the Somerset Bell.  Our Vicar, Rod Corke, travelled there and back with our new Mayor of Taunton Deane, Vivienne Stock-Williams.  The trip exceeded all expectations – a wonderful and historic day! We are especially grateful to all the staff at the foundry who gave of their time and we are thankful for their guidance and wealth of information shared.  Photos used with the permission of John Taylor & Co, The Bellfoundry, Loughborough.

Full photos below:-


The Dignitaries including the Mayors of Loughborough and Taunton



The Blessing



The Casting



Revd Rod Corke, Mayor Vivenne Stock-Williams and Tower Captain Rosemary Tuhey

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