Big Wilf’s velcro-fastening church bell muffles


  • tailor-made for the weight of bell and size/shape of clapper
  • made from 2.8, 4 or 5 mm veg-tanned leather hide with bull hide tops all stitched and glued
  • stitched and riveted for a secure long lasting age
  • industrial-strength velcro fastening
  • all muffles guaranteed for 5 years


  • bells up to 18cwt - £38.00 each
  • up to 36cwt - £44.00 each
  • up to 48cwt - £48.00 each
  • over 48cwt - p.o.a.
  • for wooden-shafted clappers - £80.00 each
  • secondary muffles (for double muffling) - £34.00 each

14 new muffles for Leeds Minster.

Video/Audio Clips

Ringing with Big Wilf’s muffles:

Half muffled ringing at St Mary’s Basilica, Sydney [YouTube clip].

Stedman Doubles (half muffled) at Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon [YouTube clip].

Fully muffled ringing from St Mary’s, Barton upon Humber to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War [YouTube clip].

The back ten at St Mary le Tower, Ipswich, ringing Grandsire Caters on 11 November 2013 [YouTube clip].

The new twelve at Great St Mary, Cambridge [YouTube clip].

Try-out of new muffles at St Mary’s, Southampton [YouTube clip].

The bells of Llandaff Cathedral, Remembrance Sunday 2015 [M4A file, 2Mb].

The bells of St Erme, Cornwall, ringing Grandsire Doubles (recorded by Eric Bannister) [MP3 file, 1.06Mb].


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March 2020

In view of the current situation, we will only be supplying orders from the UK for the moment and lead times cannot be guaranteed. However, we are still accepting new orders if you are able to supply photos of the clappers with the bells down, measurements of the clappers (using one of these forms) and a photo of the church.