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Remember Welsh bell ringers who died in World War One

Ringing Remembers 2When the bells rang out on 11 November 1918 they announced the end of the most catastrophic war the world had yet seen. Of the many who lost their lives in World War One, 1,400 were bell ringers hailing from across the UK including 38 from Wales. This year the national Ringing Remembers campaign is recruiting 1,400 new bell ringers in their memory, and all new recruits across the country will have the opportunity to ring together on 11 November 2018 (Armistice Day) as part of the government’s World War One centenary commemorations.

Wales has 227 bell towers within four guilds/associations, and university societies at Swansea, Cardiff, Glyndŵr, Aberystwyth and Bangor, so you are likely to find a tower local to where you live. Bell ringing is a wonderful hobby, a social activity that is a physical and mental exercise as well as an art, and is open to all. To find out more and to take part visit the Ringing Remembers page at big-ideas.org or email bells@big-ideas.org.

Ringing Remembers is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in collaboration with Big Ideas and the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.