History of Frinsted Bells
For many years, Frinsted had five bells which, although rung on a regular basis in the 1970s and 1980s, could best be described as ‘challenging’ to ring! This all changed when part of the supporting structure of the treble (smallest) bell failed in 1995, stopping all ringing. With help from the National Lottery and Millenium Commission, the bells were removed, a new frame and further bell added in 1997 to make the current ring of six. The new treble bears an inscription recording this.
Frinsted’s oldest bell dates to 1853, three of the other bells were cast in 1868 and the date of the remaining bell is unknown.
The tenor (heaviest) bell weighs 6cwt 1qtr 1lb.
The present day band meets on a Monday night to practice at 20:00 – visitors are always welcome!
For more information visit the Kent County Association of Change Ringers