Let the bells ring out - it’s the start of the London 2012 Olympics

BELLS rang out across the Fens this morning to herald the start of the Olympics.

Dozens of churches across the Ely Diocese joined together to ring their bells at precisely 8.12am for three minutes to mark the beginning of the sporting event taking place in London from today (Friday, July 27).

The loudest contribution came from those participating in the bell-a-thon from church towers across Cambridgeshire and parts of Norfolk.

However others were also encouraged to take part in the ‘performance’ by using whatever bells they had at home.

Other church towers are also organising ‘Olympic rings’ later in the day to celebrate the occasion.


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The ringing also took place throughout the country.

Do you have any photos from this morning’s bell-ringing? If so email The Editor John Elworthy on john.elworthy@archant.co.uk or Content Editor Tom Jackson on thomas.jackson@archant.co.uk.

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