A church visit

To end our first full week in year 6 we were invited to St Peters Church in the high street to see the church bells being removed before they were taken to Whitechapel in London for cleaning and repairing.  As soon as we arrived one of the bells was lowered from the church tower, we then had an opportunity to talk to the workmen about the bells.  It was fascinating to learn that the bells were forged in the 1600s, about 30 years after the great fire of London.  The bells were first installed in the old St Peters Church before being transported to the new one.  They were last taken down 60 years ago, when they are next taken down we will be 70 years old!  Many thanks to everyone for giving us such a great opportunity.

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2 thoughts on “A church visit

  1. Going to see the bells get lowered down to be seen was a great experience and it only happens every 40 or longer years. The bells were very dusty

    Rowan

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