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Tradition & Technology - OPEN DAY
  • St James the Great
    Blake Street
    LA14 5UE
Bell Simulator and Tower Open Day at St James the Great, Barrow-in-Furness

Open Day with a difference - tied bells and simulator (silent outside) for most part.

Featuring the new 8 Bell Simulator, Handrail, Restoration Photobook, and Leaflets funded by National Lottery Players through the Heritage Lottery Fund micro-grant pilot scheme in Barrow.

An opportunity for members of the public to find out how bells are rung, and the active heritage that bellringing offers to everyone. We also hope a few visitors will be inspired to consider learning to ring at their local tower in time to take part in the national "Ringing Remembers" campaign (collective ringing event on Armistice centenary).

  • FREE for all the family, any of your listeners are very welcome.
  • Tower Tours, and see the bells ring from gallery above them!
  • Have a go at ringing a bell many times your own weight.
  • Bellringing and heritage information, including the 1877 tower log book on display
  • New Restoration Photobook - 70 full colour pages with description of the Bell Restoration Project.
  • Leaflets to take away, and bellringers across all ages to chat with to find out more.
  • Opportunity (if interested) to register to learn in time to 'Ring for Peace' for the Armistice Day Centenary at a tower near you.
  • For anyone unaccustomed to spiral staircases, or with limited mobility, the handrail at St James is being extended to the top of the tower.
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