Cheers for cherry picker
THANKS to articles in the local press, our appeal for the loan of a cherry picker to measure the clock space on the tower of Cradley Parish Church was answered.
When the appeal was published, the manager of the Cornbow Centre put GT Access in touch with St Peter’s Church. Steve Moody, National Sales Manager from Gtaccess, kindly offered the use of a cherry picker for the day so that the circular clock space on the tower could be measured with a template to see if the clock dial from St Luke’s Cradley Heath would fit.
After very skilful driver, Jim Williams, delivered the machine along Church Road the space was measured, and the dial will fit with an inch to spare!
Thanks must go to Steve Moody, Justin Kite, Phoebe Catstree and Jim Williams from GT Access for their help with our project. We must also thank the Manager of the Cornbow Centre for putting GT Access in touch with us.
We are also very grateful to David Burt, Regional Operations Manager from Openview Security Solutions Ltd for providing a trained engineer to operate the platform and to volunteers Karen Chaplin, Glenn Darby and Paul Millward for their assistance on the day.
It’s now full steam ahead to raise the £7,000 needed to restore and install the clock dial – please do donate if you can. Visit www.stpeterscradley to find out how you can donate and help us install the clock at Cradley.
Our recent organ recital with Michael Haynes raised a further £200 towards the project and we look forward to our next concert with Halesowen Handbell Ringers on Saturday 26th January at 7.30pm, free admission with a retiring collection for the Heritage Clock Fund. James Brookes St Peter’s, Cradley
Measuring the clock space at St Peter’s, Cradley