Hartlepool bellringers perform routine to mark The Queen’s Coronation

Bell ringer Andrew Frost outside of Stranton Church.
Bell ringer Andrew Frost outside of Stranton Church.

A TALENTED team performed a 42-minute bell ringing routine to mark The Queen’s Coronation.

The bell ringers carried out the performance at Stranton All Saints Church, in Hartlepool, on Sunday – 60 years to the day that Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne.

Bell ringer Andrew Frost outside of Stranton Church.

Bell ringer Andrew Frost outside of Stranton Church.

One of the ringers, Andrew Frost, said the group were so delighted with their performance that they cracked open a bottle of champagne afterwards to celebrate.

And he said that Her Majesty would probably have enjoyed it if she could have heard the performance herself.

Andrew said: “I’m sure she would have liked it, I know we are all very proud of ourselves. It went brilliantly.

“If one person had lost their place in the ringing then it could have all collapsed but it didn’t so we were all thrilled.”

He added: “This was another milestone in our development. It was an honour.”

Andrew, 65, who has been ringing bells since he was 14-years old, was joined by Barbara Busby, Liz Halford, Joseph Wilson, Jack Hanlon, and Gerald Martin in performing the Quarter Peal of Plain Bob Doubles at the church.

Anyone who is interested in learning how to ring church bells should contact Andrew on (01429) 281767.