A few weeks ago, the clapper in the bottom G bell (No. 10 of the ring of 12 bells) broke during a practice. Our thanks to John Taylor & Co. who lent us a spare clapper pending the arrival of new one for bells 10 and 11. The new clappers have wooden shafts rather than the old wrought iron ones. These should significantly enhance the sound produced when they are fitted in the near future.