Welcome to the website of the Brading Bell Ringers on the Isle of Wight. We have 8 bells in the tower, with the tenor weighing in at around 10cwt (half a ton). The tower at Brading is unusual in design in that it is stood on 4 'legs' and acts as the entrance to the church. The ground floor of the tower is open on 3 sides, and in the left hand corner is the wooden ladder to get to the ringing chamber. This arrangement of tower design is one of only four in all of Great Britain with the others at Warwick St Mary and Newnham, Northants, and St Magnus the Martyr, London.
We are currently fund-raising to have our 8 bells re-hung and re-tuned with brand ringing fittings to make the bells much easier to ring, as they haven't had any major restoration work done to them since 1934 when they were re-hung on ball bearings by Mears and Stainbank of Whitechapel London.