The Hope Bell is part of the Lanes and Links project under Loughborough Town Deal.

The proposal is to create a clock chime installation comprising four quarter chime bells and the main Hope Bell to sound the hours. It would be a lasting memorial to all those in Charnwood who have lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic and be a tribute to NHS and key workers. It will also be a beacon of hope for the future.

Loughborough is synonymous with bells, being home to the last working Bellfoundry in the UK, and the bells are being cast at the foundry.

It is anticipated the Hope Bell would be located in Queen’s Park.

The four quarter bells will weigh between 3 cwt and 8 cwt and the main Hope Bell will weigh 1 ton 5 cwt, sound the note D and measure 4ft 4in in diameter.

Some aspects of the project, such as messages left by people, could be funded by public subscription.

The Town Deal Board wants the local community to be involved in the development of the Hope Bell project and that’s why comments and views are being invited.

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Last updated: Mon 20th September, 2021 @ 15:26