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Westminster Abbey

Bells on Sunday comes from Westminster Abbey.

Bells on Sunday today are heard half muffled in remembrance of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. They come from Westminster Abbey. The Company of Ringers at Westminster Abbey goes back as far as 1255, when the foundation 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.

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