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St Lawrence Church, Towcester

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Towcester has an active team of bell ringers. A bequest board under the tower details the history of the present peal of bells, which were installed in 1990. They include eight bells originally cast in 1897 by Taylors, for Christ Church, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, and four new bells cast for St Lawrence in 1989.
Prior to that there were six bells hung on an old timber frame. One of these earlier bells, a treble cast by Richard Chandler in 1725, and donated by Mr. William Henchman, was recast in 1935 and finally recast in 1989 as the treble bell of the new peal.

The present bells are:

Bell Weight Inscription Founder Date

Cwt. Qrs. Lbs.

Treble 4 1 22 The gift of the St Lawrence Society of Ringers
"Ring Boyes and Keep Awake for Mr William Henchman's sake"
"We rang Sir and Kept Awake and into Twelve the Bells did Make"
J.Taylor & Co. 1989
2nd 4 2 22 "In Memory of Vera Doreen Robinson nee Orland 1923-1989"
"The Gift of Her Very Dear Friend John Watson of Canada, her Daughters Lesley and Elaine and Sisters Kay and Joan"
J.Taylor & Co. 1989
3rd 4 2 18 "Given to the glory of God and Remembering the Oldham Family who served this Church and Town 1873-1964" J.Taylor & Co. 1989
4th 4 3 8 "O Quam Beatum Laudare Dominum 1626 JK"
"The gift of James, Valerie, Jonathan and Robert Clatworthy"
J.Taylor & Co. 1989
5th 6 0 22 "To God the Father" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
6th 6 2 8 "God the Son" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
7th 7 3 12 "And God the Spirit" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
8th 8 3 0 "Three in One" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
9th 10 3 16 "Be Honour, Praise" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
10th 13 2 6 "And Glory Given" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
11th 17 0 24 "By All in Earth" J.Taylor & Co. 1897
12th 23 1 13 "And All in Heaven" J.Taylor & Co. 1897

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