Oakham All Saints are hosting an open tower event on Saturday 25th September between 9.30 and 4.00 with a 30-minute tour of the tower. Tickets are £3.00 per person, £10 for a family of 4.
This is being done to raise funds for necessary refurbishments works.
A recent tower inspection highlighted significant problems, necessitating refurbishment and rebushing of the Treble, 3rd and 4th clappers. The leather bell pads need replacing on 4th, 5th and Tenor. It was also necessary to remove 7 of the 8 pulley boxes for a complete overhaul and rebuild. Work is scheduled for late September with a return to ringing sometime later.
Help from any ringers available on the day would be greatly appreciated.