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Walkerville Rehanging Project

Report from 1 October 2019

The bells of St Andrew's, Walkerville are being rehung and will be out of action for about a year (until September 2020).

St Andrew's, Walkerville

Peter Harrison has posted Matthew Sorell's video of one of the bells being removed from the tower on 30 September 2019, on the ANZAB Facebook page.

Update 23 September 2020

Walkerville bells are scheduled to be lifted into the tower the week starting 28 September.

The broad order of work is:
• Day 1 – Builder lifting and installing belfry ladders, platform, sound lantern frame and flagpole support ring.
• Day 2 – Bell Hangers lifting and installing bell frame.
• Day 3 – Bell Hangers lifting and installing bells.

Once everything is in place the bell hangers will have more work to do attaching fittings, the clock will be reconnected, and the builder will complete the ringing chamber ceiling and install the roof on the sound lantern.

Update 1 October 2020

Thanks to Diana Bleby for the following photos.

Bells waiting to be lifted  Philipa Lamphee supervising
Bells waiting to be lifted into the tower, with Philippa Lamphee taking an interest

Bells being hung   Staircase to ringing chamber
David Bleby with a bell hung in place, and the new staircase to the ringing chamber.
The previous staircase was a wobbly wooden ladder which caused many visitors to reconsider their plans.

Update 26 October 2020

Thanks to Peter Norman for the following photos.

Bells being blessed  Bells in belfry
Bells on the ground being blessed by Ven. Sam Goodes, and rehung in the tower.

Bells frame on grass  Bells being lifted
Bell frame, wheels and bells arranged for lifting into the tower. Onlookers in the park opposite.

Views of the tower

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These three views of St Andrew's, Walkerville were provided by visitor Paul Lucas.

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