Berwick Town Hall Bells
This year the Bell Ringers can't offer you all the opportunity to visit the bell tower in the Town Hall to find out about the bells and how they are rung. However, you can still enjoy listening to them in these two recordings they have produced specially for Berwick Heritage Open Days.
The present Town Hall, completed in the 1760's, is listed and contains a bell tower with a ring of eight bells and a curfew bell. Most of the bells were originally cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. As part of the “Ringing in the Millennium Project”, the bells were restored and a new cast iron frame fitted tied into the structure of the tower.
The work was completed on time and the bells rang in the millennium. The bells are rung on specific occasions, including the nightly curfew bell at 20:00. This was originally rung to notify the inhabitants that the gates into the town were to be closed.
Hopefully we will be able to include bell ringing in next year's programme. Watch this space for further updates.