John Newton is pictured in the refurbished bell ringing room at St. Mary’s Church in Ilkeston.
A rededication service was held at the church on Sunday night following completion of the bells being refurbished. Work has been done to repair and restore the ball bearings. John thanked everybody who gave their time and materials for free to help redecorate the bell room, including Louis Booth, Polar Blinds, BCS Carpets and Regent Carpets. In 2010 fund raising began for extensive repairs, maintenance and re-hanging the bells at a cost of £42,000. A number of local businesses and Erewash Borough Council contributed.