It was an auspicious last day of 2008 as the bell-ringers made ready to ring in the New Year. The bell ringers had been first to discover the damage caused to the spire by the earthquake back in February. Some ten months after they were silenced, this was to be the first time all six bells would ring out over the village.
Our thanks to bell-ringing captain, John Matthews, his wife Christine, and other members of the team – Roy, Barry, Ken, Andrew and Mark – for allowing me to film the event. And to Richard for taking photographs as villagers met on the crossroads at the stroke of midnight.
Click on the image on the right to view the video clip.