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Remembrance day: Bellringers to unite around the world to honor Aristice death 100



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November 10, 2018, 15:49:16

Thousands of bells around the world will ring in unison on Memorial Day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1918 World War I truce.

A total of 1,400 members of the global noise community lost their lives during the conflict.

Churches, cathedrals, fire stations, town halls and military bells will be watched at 12.30 tomorrow, in honor of them, in an unprecedented commemoration.

New York-based Bellringers Association President Peter Harrison said the bells are hope and time for reflection.

"When they died during the First World War, it was very hard to mark them for the moment, because the numbers were so big," he said.

"The bells are often a voice for the local community, and a lot of places will ring in half, which is a softer sound, which seems right for the Day of Remembrance."

Ballarat's communication with the bells

The bells were silent during the First World War, but they were accustomed to sounding in the feast of peace at the end of the conflict.

The sound of bells on the Day of the Armistice will echo the moment when the weapons disappeared after four years of battle.

The Victorian Victorian Town of Ballarat is one of the two Australian spring halls that host bells to change sound in English.

Ballarat bellringer Edith Fry will participate in what is called a "Quarterly Pilgrim" in honor of Captain Lance Frederic Hillman, who was a Ballarat man killed in action on the West Front.

"It's about three quarters of an hour without stopping and sounding a long series of changes," she said.

"We will make a lot of holiday noise, because the city bells sounded at the end of the Great War in Ballarat.

"The then mayor lost two sons in the war, so he was released that the war was over and ordered the bells to be traced."

St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney and St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane will join their counterparts in about 60 towers in Australia to ring their bells at the same time.

Call your memories

A global campaign called Ringing Remembers was launched last year to recruit 1,400 brawlers around the world in honor of the 1,400 people who lost their lives during the First World War.

The Global Movement was initiated by the Bell Ringers Church Central Council in the UK and expanded into Africa, Ireland, Canada and the United States.

"So many bells went to the front and were killed, which made a big difference in learning, especially in England," said Mrs. Fry.

"In Ballarat, we lost one of them."

Three new recruits in Ballarat will join more than 2,000 new bell rings from around the world.

Ballarat's Lisa Wood is trained for months.

"When you're out in different cities and hear the bells … it's just great sound and it's great to be part of the commemorations," she said.

"It's great fun in the bells. It's a lot of fun and it takes a lot of skill and developing this skill is rewarding."

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