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Church bells to ring out for First World War centenary

PUBLISHED: 17:13 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:16 15 October 2018

All Saints Church, Wighton, where a band of bell ringers willl be taking part in the Ringing Remembers scheme on November 11. Picture: Matthew Usher.

All Saints Church, Wighton, where a band of bell ringers willl be taking part in the Ringing Remembers scheme on November 11. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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A band of north Norfolk bell ringers will be marking the centenary of the end of the First Wold War, by taking part in a national project aptly named Ringing Remembers.

Bell ringers across the country will be marking the centenary of the First World War as part of a national scheme entitled Ringing Remembers.
Picture: MARK BULLIMOREBell ringers across the country will be marking the centenary of the First World War as part of a national scheme entitled Ringing Remembers. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The scheme, which is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in partnership with the Central Council of Bell Ringers, aims to honour the 1,400 ringers who died in service by recruiting the same number of people to ring bells at churches across the country on November 11.

At Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Wighton, church bells will be ringing out throughout the day as part of the project, which has seen hundreds of people sign up to take part.

Chris Richmond, who joined Wells Bell Ringers earlier this year, said: “We wanted to take part as it’s a nice, traditional way of commemorating those who lost their lives and because I have a personal interest in local history, it tied the two things together very well.”

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