Huntsham Tower & Bells Project: TASK LIST

Task list with dates when each task is due for completion - the suggested schedule is shown. Items in RED are completed.

1

Obtain Faculty

21/4/04

2

Prepare bells for lifting out of tower

7/5/04

3

Remove clock to a place of safety

17/5/04

4

Lift bells out of tower, lift up joists, beams, and lead

28/5/04

5

Prepare templates for sound control panels

27/5/04

6

Remove tie rods and prepare frame for de-construction

27/5/04

7

Cut access panel through ceiling of ringing gallery so that bell frame can be removed

29/5/04

8

Remove bell frame

7/6/04

9

Measure up for the new bell frame

8/6/04

10

Remove existing timber roof

14/6/04

11

Install new timber roof

24/6/04

12

Install lifting and shifting beams

14/6/04

13

Lay lead work to roof

2/7/04

14

Make and install sound control panels

28/7/04

15

Extend and finish access panel through floor of new bell chamber

25/6/04

16

Lay new boarding to bell chamber floor

11/6/04

17

Cast two new bells (3rd Sept - early October)

30/7/04

18

Construct new bell frame at Whitechapel (mid September)

27/8/04

19

Cut and form padstones for new bell frame (mid September)

6/8/04

20

Install new bell frame (beginning of November 04)

9/9/04

21

Install electricity to tower with emergency lighting

30/9/04

22

Make good holes around frame members

9/9/04

23

Bless new bells before they are hung (November)

26/9/04

24

Hang bells (mid November)

24/9/04

25

Install new ringing chamber floor with access panel and balustrade. Completed 2nd September.

31/8/04

26

Fit controls to sound panels

4/10/04

27

Install clock with auto-wind facility

31/10/04

28

Make good walls to ringing gallery and decorate

31/8/04

29

Install guards to west window

6/8/04

30

Restore and re-fix peal boards and other plaques

31/10/04

31

Clear out and decorate bell chamber

18/10/04

32

Re-dedication by the Bishop

31/10/04

Whitechapel have been much delayed by staff absences due to sickness, and injury from a road traffic accident.

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