|About the bells
Great St Mary's has eight bells as follows:
The original bells were present in 1700 and were then described as 'a deep ring'. The largest bell was originally cast by John Bryant of Hertford in 1795.
The Bell Captain is Fred Bone. Click here for link to the Hertford Association of Change Ringers.
Sawbridgeworth Rotary Club made a recording of the bells welcoming in the Year 2000 - You can hear the tenor bell strike midnight and then the bells peal, accompanied by the sound of fireworks (192KB mp3 file).
Here is a photo of the tenor bell which was made in 1703 and recast in 1964. The child is the 8 year old niece of one of the members of today's congregation.
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