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Belfry plans

Belfry plans hang in the balance Church officials in Newnham are awaiting a structural engineer’s report to discover whether their Victorian church bells can be fully restored.   Over a century of wear and tear have left the bells of St Peter’s notoriously difficult to ring and despite an expected bill of well over £100,000, the church is determined to revitalise bell-ringing in the village.  But the viability of their plan depends on the report, expected in the New Year. Adrian Dempster, a structural engineer with Nottingham firm, Ward Cole, was called in after concerns were expressed about the stability of
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