This Saturday, 26 March, four bell ringing teams from as far as Exeter and Chilcompton will converge upon Chester Cathedral to take part in an eliminator for the National 12-bell Striking Contest for the Taylor Trophy.
Teams from Bristol, Cambridge, Chilcompton and Exeter will join Chester Cathedral’s own bell team to compete for a place in the competition final, which will take place in Guildford in June 2022.
The Eliminator is a prestigious event and it coming to Chester demonstrates how far the bell team and Addleshaw Tower has improved over the past few years. We’re very proud to host the Eliminator, and hope we do well!
Each of the five competing teams will play a thirty-minute peal of ringing between 11.30am and 2.30pm. The Eliminator will take place in the Addleshaw Tower, the Cathedral’s free-standing bell tower. It was designed by the eminent twentieth century architect George Pace, and built to house the Cathedral bells. The tower is a designated Grade II listed building, and was the first free-standing bell tower to be built by an English cathedral since the fifteenth century.
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