The Trophy Cupboard
Our Trophy Cupboard
Liddington Bells Project Awards
2017 G & B Tower of the Year
Liddington, representing the Swindon Branch, entered the 2017 competition, and it is not easy to condense 70 years of history into 500 words. Our entry, including a link to photos, along with the other entries can be found on the G & B website at - www.bellsgandb.org.uk/toty.html. However, it must have impressed those attending the G & B Branch Officers meeting in March 2017, where it was placed second behind Bourton on the Water. The Littledean and Purton Trophy was presented at the G & B AGM in April 2017.
The Diocese of Bristol DAC Awards 2017
The DAC Awards Scheme recognizes the huge amount of work that is done in parishes around the Diocese, and the Committee decided that the Bells Project at Liddington was worthy of an award this year. In considering this, the Committee felt:
Perseverance over many years has produced a bold and imaginative solution to achieve a new ring of bells, while preserving the historical bells and frame. A good team effort which will mean that the bells will ring for services for years to come.
The DAC made awards to four parishes at a reception and presentation ceremony on 4th May 2017 at All Saints Church, Sutton Benger. David Knight of the Church Buildings Council commended the DAC for acknowledging the work of the parishes, and Rev Christine Froude, Archdeacon of Malmesbury presented the awards. A large contingent of supporters from Liddington travelled to witness the presentation.