Ringing the bells for Armistice Day!

Release Date: 30 October 2018

A group of Teddington bell-ringers will be visiting Teddington Library for a special performance on Remembrance Sunday.

The St Mary Teddington Bells perform in church on special occasions and attend rallies, workshops and charitable events for local clubs and societies throughout the year.

Handbell ringing is a fun way to make music with others, without needing any prior knowledge of music, and the Handbell Team perform a wide repertoire from religious music to classical to jazz.

On 11 November they will be performing at 3pm at Teddington Library to commemorate the centenary of the First World War Armistice. They will be hosting a short presentation of tunes from WW1 including ‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’.

Cllr John Coombs, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said:

“On Remembrance Sunday there will be a number of activities across the borough to remember those who gave their lives during war.

“At the end of the First World War – the country was alive with bell-ringing. So, it is only fitting that bell-ringing is part of our commemoration. This will be a poignant performance and a tribute to everyone who served on the battlefields, the high seas and the home front.” 

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Updated: 31 October 2018