The East Riding Ringing Centre All Saints - North Cave
The East Riding Ringing Centre All Saints - North Cave

Our Trip To Ypres, Belgium - March 2019

Over the wekend of 30th & 31st March 2019 we visited the town of Ypres.

In 2017 eight new bells were installed in remembrance of servicemen who died near the Belgium town during World War One.

The town was the centre of three major battles during the war but was never captured by the Germans.

St George's Memorial Church was built in 1927 to honour the dead. However, funds ran out before the bells were fitted.

Loughborough's John Taylor & Co cast the new bells which arrived in Ypres in August 2017 on two WW1-era lorries.

Hundreds turned out for a service on Sunday to bless the bells and hear them ring out.

Andrew Wilby, chairman of John Taylor & Co, said: "I am very pleased with they way they sound.

"They have power and presence, which is what we hoped."

The bells were commissioned by a group of English bell-ringers, who raised more than £195,000 from public and charitable donations.

During our Sunday service ringing we were joined by Alan Regin, the project organiser, who said: "Many many soldiers fell in this area, many of them bell ringers, and what better way to commemorate fallen ringers than a brand new ring of bells cast by the best bell foundry in the world."

Quarter Peals

Beverley and District Ringing Society
Ypres
St George
Sunday, 31 March 2019 (6–1–11 in B)
1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
1 James Goodwin
2 Carloyn Bailey
3 Harvey O Plows (C)
4 Simon Plows
5 William Lennox
6 Richard Carter
Rung following the 90th anniversary service of Saint George's Memorial Church, Ypres,
Beverley and District Ringing Society
Ypres
St George
Saturday, 30 March 2019 (6–1–11 in B)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 James Goodwin
2 Carloyn Bailey
3 Harvey O Plows (C)
4 Simon Plows
5 William Lennox
6 Richard Carter
First overseas Quarter Peal for the Beverley & District Ringing Society

Videos From Ypres

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St George's Church, Ypres

Ramparts Military Cemetary

Out & About

In & Around Ypres

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