Benefice of Ropley, Bishop’s Sutton and West Tisted
The Bells being Removed
For a considerable time after the fire, it was considered too dangerous to go anywhere near the bell tower as the damage to the beams was so great and the bells very heavy. These are photos of the bells finally being brought down from the tower, taken by Rodney Skinner and Michael Bailey, Don't try this at home!Heat and firefighting water had cracked two bells, the #3 (thought possibly repairable) and the #5 (much worse).