21st May 2014

Stage one of the sound control was completed a few months after the new bell frame was installed and comprised of a fixed installation of panels which attenuate the sound of the bells, particuarly in the immediate vecinity of the tower.

Stage two will be to add a means of varying the sound control from the ground floor of the tower. This will be a boon for teaching and peal ringing, reducing the disturbance for our neighbours still further.

The approved drawings of the work are complete and are a continuation of the original work, but sometimes it is usefull to be able to go and look at an existing physical example of the expected results. So to that ends, Clive and Simon visited Ixworth to see their sound control system, on which the Hopton installation will be based.

Ixworth 001

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