CHURCHES and cathedrals across Hereford and Worcester, including those in Redditch, are being challenged to show people the ropes by bringing to life the 400-year old tradition of English-style bell ringing as part of Heritage Open Days this September.
The call to the ringing world to open up 500 sites will provide a rare opportunity for ringing bands across England to share the heritage hidden inside their bell towers as well as their passion with millions of visitors.
The tradition of change ringing is a unique form of music which has its roots in England. Instead of ‘tunes’ the bells ring in orderly sequences that the ringers learn as patterns and then ring from memory.
To take part in the challenge, from September 8-11, and to be counted, bell towers need to register with Heritage Open Days by August 1, 2016.
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