The church chimes are back
Rejoice, rejoice! The clock chimes are now working in time for Christmas; the residents of Charlbury can sleep easy in the beds again.
The motor which winds the weight up was found to have a fault and needed rewinding. When this came back, all shiny and new, it worked beautifully, but something had got out of alignment with the clock and the chimes refused to work. After several visits to trace the problem, we dismantled and reassembled the mechanism (3 times) until we had everything lined up and the quarters ringing out again.
Thanks to Ed Stuart for his expert advice and the neighbours for their tolerance while they had to listen to the hours strike without the warning notes of the Westminster chimes to precede it.