St Andrew's Church

East end of George Street

LATER TO BECOME
St Andrew's & St George's Church

NOW
St Andrew's & St George's West Church

 

1.

Engravings

19th Century

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  George Street  -  St Andrew's Church and the Melville Monument

Modern Athens - 1829

Looking towards St Andrew Square

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  St ANdrew's Church in George Street

Old & New Edinburgh - 1890

From across George Street

 

2.

Removing the Bells from the Steeple

2003

St Andrew's & St George's Church   -   September 2003   -   Removing the Bells - 1

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 2

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 3

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 4

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 5

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 6

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 7

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 8

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 9

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 10

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2a.

Altered Images

using Photoshop

St Anderew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Building Scaffolding before Removing the Bells

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 12

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 St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003   -  Removing the Bells - 13

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St Andrew's & St George's Church  -  September 2003  -  Removing the Bells - 14

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3.

Clock and Clock Winder

George Street

1993

The clock at St Andrew's  & St George's Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Clock

The clockwinder, winding the clock at St ANdrew's & St George's Church

Clock Winding

 

Clock Winding

NOTE:  The clock was converted to electric drive, possibly around 2004, so the services of the Edinburgh Clock Winder, about every few days are now no longer needed.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 8, 2014

 

4.

Bell Ropes and Bell Tunes

1994

Ropes for chiming the bells in St Andrew's & St George's church

Bell Ropes - zoom-out

St ANdrew's & St George's Church  -  Ropes for chiming the bells

Bell Ropes

 St Andrew's & St George's church  -  Ropes for chiming the bells  -  zoom-in (left)

Zoom-in (left)

St Andrew's & St George's Church at the East End of George Street  -  Striking the Bells  -  zoom-in (right)

Zoom-in (right)

Restoring the Bells

A Bells Restoration Appeal has been launched [September 2004] to raise 120,000 to complete the restoration of the eight bells from St Andrew's and St George's Church.  These were originally cast in 1788.  The aim is to have the bells ringing again by 2005.

 

5.

Return Visit to the Church

October 2014

Looking down on the Bells and Bell Wheels in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Looking down on
Bells and Bell Wheels

Bell Wheels and Clock Face in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Bell Wheels and Clock Face

Bell, rehung in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Bell

Fisheye View:  Bells, Bell Wheels, Clock Faces, Ladder and Staircase, in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Fisheye View

Bell Wheels and Clock Faces,
Ladder and Staircase

Bell Ropes and Staircases, in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Bell Ropes and Staircases

Bell Ropes and Staircases, in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Bell Ropes and Staircases

Fisheye view:  Bell Ropes and Staircases, in the tower of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Fisheye View

Bell Ropes and Staircases

Lilies and Stained Glass Window,  St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Lilies + Stained Glass Window

Organ Pipes and Church Entrance,  St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Organ Pipes + Church Entrance

Church Interior,  St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Church Interior

Fisheye view:  Church Interior,  St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Fisheye View

Church Interior

The Tower of  St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh

Church Tower

St Andrew's and St George's West Church and Standard Life Investments' Offices, George Street, Edinburgh

Church and
Standard Life Investments Offices, 

 

6.

Change Ringers + Bells

November 2014

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Commemorative Board for the Change Ringers

Change Ringers' Commemorative Notice

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Ten change ringers take a break

Change Ringers at Rest

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Looking down on the Change Ringers

Fisheye View

Change Ringers with their Ropes

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Looking down on the Change Ringers (zoom-in)

Change Ringers with their Ropes  -  zoom-in

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Bells at Rest

Bells at Rest

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Bells begin to rotate

Bells begin to swing

St Andrew's & St George's West Church  -  Bells in Motion

Bells in Motion

 

Bell-ringing in Scotland:   Scottish Association of Change Ringers web site.

Story -  St Andrew's & St George's Church

 

 

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