THE SOUND of church bells ringing is something that reminds us that we live in rural Britain – it’s also a link with our past because bells have been rung for centuries to mark important occasions, whether that be the call to attend church, to mark a wedding – or as an alarm to rouse residents to action!
Bell ringing is also a great way to keep fit and helps stimulate those brain cells making it a therapeutic activity as well! It also produces a great sound – of course this might depend on where you live and when those bells are sounding!
Whatever your views it has been a compelling tradition in Hedon at St Augustine’s Church for generations as this photo reveals.
We suspect that most of the people in this photograph (if not all) will be identified – but we would really like your input to help us determine who’s who, and when the photo was taken.
We also republish this old photograph first published on the Hedon Blog last year (via Flickr to preserve the image quality of the copied photograph) and shows a handbell team outside St Augustine’s Church.