Bell Time

Carol the weatherlady was quite right when she forecasted that today would be a much better day. Still cold but a cloudless sky. The brilliant white crescent moon stood out clearly against the inky blue black sky while the attendant stars twinkled.

There were a lot of vehicles out on the road even along the narrow lane. I completed my run without incident.

I have been learning bell ringing for the last two years and have made it to the foothills.During that time a ring of 10 bells have been installed in the village church. 8 have come from redundant church across the county and 2 New ones the gift of generous benefactor. I was lucky enough to visit the foundry to see them being cast. Tonight for the first time all ten will ring in peal and the sound of bells will ring out across the village. Let's hope the neighbours enjoy it.

Happy runnings.


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  • Sounds like a lovely run.

    ps: I think a village without church bells is like champagne without bubbles. I live in a very urban area and think it's shocking that the local church no longer rings bells (and I'm non-religious).

  • I agree with Polly, I can't remember the last time I heard church bells, I think it's a shame...

  • I love the sound of bells ringing so well done to you! It must be hard work but good exercise for the upper body and core.

    I use to live in a village where they had bell practice every Tuesday night and in the summer I sat in the garden and just listened to them. Magic moments 😊

  • I used to be a bell ringer! And was the youngest member of the Portsmouth guild of bellringers I 1979 aged 9! Good memories!

    Sounds like you had a lovely run. Enjoy hearing those bells tonight πŸ˜†

  • I love this post! You always paint such a clear picture of your runs, brilliant!

    My 29yr old son is a bell ringer , such a beautiful sound. But allas few younger people now ring and therefore many bells are no longer in use. Because of this my son and others ring at more than one church across the area when they can.

    Before his last trip to India he and his group rang a FULL peel in his honour and recorded it for all, delightful.

    Well done on keeping up the tradition 🎢

  • What a beautiful post, your run sounded truly magical. Our village have bell ringing practice every Wednesday evening and it's so uplifting to hear them. You were right about the weather, I didn't take my hat or gloves today, but it was very windy at the top of hill. There was a house named "Windy Brow" and I thought, yes, true! Happy running to you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»

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