We have been invited to visit the John Taylor & Co Bellfoundry and Museum on Monday 21st August, where the Berkeley bells are being cleaned, tuned and assembled into a new frame. Those who are ringers will also be able to have a tinkle on the light ring of 12 bells at the Foundry.
A coach has been arranged for a cost of £15 (£5 for children and students) which will depart from Berkeley Primary School at 08.45. We anticipate arrival in Loughborough at 11.30-12.00 where people can find a lunch to suit them. The coach will then take us to the Foundry for 13.30. After the tour and ringing we expect to depart around 16.30 and arrive back in Berkeley by about 19.00. There is a limit of 35 visitors, so first come first served. Tim Soanes is collecting names.