To mark the final year of the First World War centenary commemorations, 1,400 new bell ringers have been recruited in honour of the 1,400 that lost their lives during the First World War.
Church bells across the UK remained restricted throughout the course of the war and only rang freely once Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918. On 11 November 1918 the ringing of church bells erupted spontaneously across the country, as an outpouring of relief that 4 years of war had come to an end. We will honour that moment and the 1,400 bell ringers who died in the war by recruiting 1,400 new bell ringers to take part in the commemorations next year.
The campaign to recruit bell ringers, Ringing Remembers, has help keep this traditional British art alive in memory of the 1,400 who lost their lives – linking together past, present and future.
North Curry this year have recruited 4 new ringers, two of which are children from the local school who we teamed up with and did an after school class for 6 weeks. Now their family members are taking part as well.
If you would like to have a go or even just come up and see the bells, clock and the beautiful view from the tower, get in touch.
Darren Woodyer – Tower Captain 07718 059071
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