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Sports Coronavirus: Church bells ring out again after Covid-19

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Campanologists have been celebrating the ringing of bells in UK churches after they fell silent at the start of lockdown.Most bells ceased ringing in March with the announcement of lockdown across the country, meaning in many communities there was no ringing for Easter or the 75th anniversary of VE day.Some groups have now recommenced ringing,…
Sports Coronavirus: Church bells ring out again after Covid-19

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Campanologists had been celebrating the ringing of bells in UK churches after they fell quiet in the initiating of lockdown.

Most bells ceased ringing in March with the announcement of lockdown across the country, which manner in many communities there used to be no ringing for Easter or the 75th anniversary of VE day.

Some groups have now recommenced ringing, below socially-distanced cases but many churches stay quiet and ought to be “for weeks to near,” in line with James Ramsbottom, from the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.

For these ringers who are returning, the sound of the bells is an emotional one.

“It basically turned out to be a miniature bit, no longer jog-inducing, but… undoubtedly made an influence,” acknowledged ringer Emily Hall, from Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

Video journalist: Chris Waring

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