Crowthorne Chimes help mark Olympic start
August 10, 2012
Chimes rang through Crowthorne when bell ringers join the nationwide celebration to mark the start of the Olympics.
The Crowthorne Chimes gathered outside Crowthorne Fire Station and rang bells for three minutes on Friday, July 27.
Chairwomen Penny Rickards said: “It was an event that we all felt proud to be able to join in knowing that throughout the nation people were ringing bells in celebration.”
The group was joined by husbands, wives, families and friends as they marked the historic occasion. Irene Crisp, Crowthorne Chimes treasurer, said: “There were three generations of the Robertson family, two generations of the Nicholson family and even retired guide dogs.”
* A Church bell bought from eBay also joined the All The Bells event to mark the start to the Olympics. Residents of North Lake Estate, Birch Hill, took it in turns to ring the 1879 J Warner & Son bell.Mary Warner, of Finmere, who is not a relation of the bell maker, said: “It had been purchased from eBay earlier this year but I did not imagine I would use it to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games.”