Bell Ringing for VJ Day 75

St Andrew’s bell ringers were disappointed not to be able to ring for VE Day back in May when the pandemic was still at it’s peak.

However, with the recent easing of restrictions, some bell ringing has resumed at Hornchurch and we were able to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day on 15th August 2020, accordingly.

After observing the 2 minute silence at 11am, alternate bells were rung for 15 minutes at a time to commemorate victory over Japan at the end of World War II.

Current guidelines require bell ringing to last no more than 15 minutes with participants having to wear face coverings and keep socially distanced.

Full details of the ringing is as follows:

Hornchurch, Essex

St Andrew

Saturday, 15 August 2020 (15 mins)

Rounds and Call Changes

1. Margaret Waller

3. Paul Stanley

5. Valerie A Swain

7. Ray E Rogers

9. Clive J Stephenson (C)

Rung to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day immediately following the 2 minute silence at 11am.

Followed by:

Hornchurch, Essex

St Andrew

Saturday, 15 August 2020 (15 mins)

Rounds and Call Changes

2. John W Stephenson

4. Michelle A Stephenson

6. Helen J Carter

8. Joseph Hurley

10. Gavin S Carpenter (C)

Rung to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day