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Giant bell mould installed in park

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A mould used to create the biggest bell in England has been put on display in a park.

The 14-tonne mould used to make the Great Paul bell, in St Paul's Cathedral, in London, has been installed in Queen's Park, Loughborough.

The case was made for Taylor's Bell Foundry, in the town, in 1881.

It had been on temporary display in Market Place after years of being hidden away in a yard at the foundry.

It has been mounted on a plinth outside Charnwood Museum in the shadow of the Carillon tower, which also has bells cast at Taylor's.

Charnwood Borough Council leisure spokesman Paul Harley said: "The casing looks spectacular and is a real attention-grabbing feature which complements the park, Charnwood Museum and the Carillon.

"This is an important part of Loughborough's industrial heritage.

Andrew Higson, of Taylor's, said: "The case has only been used twice in its 132-year history, once in 1881 for Great Paul and once in 1940 for Great George, of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

"It has been out of sight, gently rusting since then.

"We are delighted the colossal size of the bell case can be seen to full effect."

Installation took just over a month and was paid for with money from developer Saxondale Properties, following its construction of the Premier Inn, in Southfield Road.

Giant bell mould installed in park


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