Bellringers set for jubilee celebration

Bellringers set for jubilee celebration

John Balson

Bellringers set for jubilee celebration

Bellringers who proudly rang when the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952 will pull the ropes again on her diamond jubilee.

Doreen Young and Kathleen Horne from Maidenhead have been bellringing almost every week of Her Majesty's 60-year reign.

They and other members of the All Saints Church, in Boyn Hill Road, will sound the bells from 3-3.30pm on Sunday, June 3, to mark the anniversary.

Doreen, of Orchard Grove, said: "We are pleased to be honouring Her Majesty in this way."

The other bellringers are Donald Young, Rorie Dempster, Jeanette Lock, Marcia Dieppe and Robert Lister.

The bell ringing will be replicated at the same time by other churches across the country.

Also, later this month All Saints Church will welcome in various ringers from the Oxford Diocese on Tuesday, July 3, for a traditional peal - which lasts about three hours.

It will start at 10am, and if successful, will result in a special peal board being erected in the belfry.

The last peal was rung there in 2002 for the golden jubilee.

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