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Westminster Abbey

Church bells from Westminster Abbey.

This week's Bells on Sunday for Remembrance, which comes from Westminster Abbey. The Company of Ringers there goes back as far as 1255, when the Abbey possessed five bells. The current ten were hung by the Whitechapel foundry in 1971 and they have a Tenor weighing thirty and a quarter hundred weight tuned to D. We hear the bells ringing Stedman Caters, half muffled at one stroke. This involves a leather pad being strapped to one side of the clapper, an arrangement used on solemn occasions such as this Remembrance Sunday.

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