BELLS OF ST NICHOLAS PARISH CHURCH

Bells of St Nicholas Parish Church
This is a picture that I have discovered in the archive relating to the bells of St Nicholas Parish Church. This shows the large bell being put back into position on 9/3/1983. Tradition maintains that it dated back to 1100, though it is more likely to be 1500. Generally it was very unlikely that in 1100 - a town church would have a large bell. Also it would have predated the construction of the current church. This bell was recast in 1656, 1740 and 1835 for definite using the same amount of metal.