YouTube video part 3


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 the six bells had rung 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.

For anyone who can’t see the video above, click here to view it on YouTube.

PS. The quality of these YouTube videos is fairly dire. If anyone would like to see DVD-quality footage, please get in touch.