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St Clement Danes

Church bells from St Clement Danes.

This week's Bells on Sunday comes from the central church of the Royal Air Force on London's Strand, St. Clement Danes. The tower has a ring of ten bells with a tenor weighing 21 and a half hundredweight. It's said that the tenth bell was added to enable the tune 'Oranges and Lemons' to be sounded, these no doubt being 'the bells of St Clements' alluded to in the song. We hear them ringing now, 'London Surprise Royal'.

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