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St Davids: Cathedral bells welcomed in New Year

Happy New Year: The St. Davids Cathedral Bell Ringers.
Pulling on ropes:  A peel to celebrate and welcome in the New Year
Pulling on ropes:
A peel to celebrate and welcome in the New Year

THE ST DAVIDS CATHEDRAL BELL RINGERS rang in the new year from the fourteenth century detached bell tower in the cathedral grounds.

On what was a very blustery night, a large crowd attended The Bell Tower, stretching back as far as the 39 steps that lead to the cathedral. They joined in to listen to the bells being rung by the local band.

Jon Davies, Tower Captain of the St. Davids Cathedral Bell Ringers told The Herald: “It was great to see so many locals and visitors turning up at the Bell Tower on New Years Eve to celebrate welcoming in 2015.”

The service was conducted by the Dean the Very Reverend Jonathan Lean and Canon Dorrien Davies, Residentiary of The Cathedral.

Mr Davies added: “Various methods were rung during the short service under the conductorship of Mr. Michael Slaney, Ringing Master, prior to the ten bells tolling the old year out before the Cathedral clock struck midnight.  This was followed by a short peel to celebrate and welcome in the New Year.”

 

Happy New Year: The St. Davids Cathedral Bell Ringers.
Happy New Year: The St. Davids Cathedral Bell Ringers.