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Published on July 17th, 2014 | by Bill Dargue

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Will the Church Tower Fall Down?

Structural engineer Adrian Dempster paid a visit to St Mary & St Margaret’s church at the request of the bellringersIMG_1398 to check whether the proposed restoration scheme would be safe to install. The plan is to remove the old and worn wooden frame and replace it with a modern purpose-built metal one. Two more bells would be added. It has to be assessed  whether the new arrangement would cause any problems to the 300-year-old tower at Castle Bromwich. 

So will Castle Bromwich Church Tower Fall Down? We don’t think so!

In the photograph in the belfry are structural engineer Adrian Dempster (left) with steeple keeper Stuart Stanton.


About the Author

Bill Dargue has been ringing the bells of St Mary & St Margaret's church in Castle Bromwich for over 30 years. He's one of the Castle Bromwich Bell Restoration Project trustees (Registered Charity 1155131) aiming to celebrate the tercentenary of the bell installation by setting the bells in good order for the next 300 years.



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