Howden Minster, East Yorkshire
Church bells from Howden Minster, East Yorkshire.
This week's Bells on Sunday comes from Howden Minster in East Yorkshire. The 135 foot high central tower was completed around 1400, but a fire in 1929 resulted in the complete loss of the old ring of eight bells. A new peal of eight was cast at the Loughborough foundry in 1931 and they're regarded as one of the finest in the country. The tenor weighs 22 and a quarter hundredweight and is tuned to E flat. We hear them now ringing 'Stedman Triples'.