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    Default Re: St John's Church, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    Are they the same faces, just lowered?
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    Default Re: St John's Church, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Survey
    Are they the same faces, just lowered?
    I think you're right. New hands needed though.

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    Default Re: St John's Church, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    They are the same faces lowered. They are back in the positions they were in before the new clock was put in in about 1923. Apparently the newly donated clock had bigger faces and didn't fit, and surrounding buildings meant they wanted the faces higher. We thought it unbalanced the look of the tower and they would be better back where they originally were. The backing discs were repaired and blacked so the faces stand out again.

    The difficulty with the faces where they are is that the bell frame girders block the backs so the mechanism won't work. But on the assumption the bells will be restored and the frame lowered, it doesn't matter.

    We have the hands but there is no point putting them back on yet.

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    Default Re: St John's Church, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    UPDATE

    In the local rag today, the developers are looking for funding to overhaul the bell tower and create a bell ringing centre. So all being well the bells will remain and be put back into use again

    More info here: Bells all set to ring out again in Hanley | This is Staffordshire
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