Summer taster sessions for budding bellringers at Lincoln Cathedral

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Lincoln Cathedral will be hosting full and half day bellringing taster sessions this summer ahead of the Armistice centenary celebrations in November — and you can be part of it.

This year’s celebration on November 11 will mark 100 years since Armistice, with bells set to ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals across the country.

To mark the final year of the First World War centenary commemorations, a national campaign has been launched to recruit 1,400 bell ringers to symbolically replace the same amount of ringers who lost their lives 100 years ago.

The taster sessions at Lincoln Cathedral, which will be run in conjunction with the Lincoln Diocesan Guild, will take place on Wednesday May 30 and Saturday June 2.

The full day costs £15 and the half day £10, including tea, coffee and biscuits and is suitable for all age groups over 10-years-olds.

The maximum number of participants is 12 and it is advised people should be reasonably fit as there are 150 stairs to climb to reach the Ringing Chamber.

Places on the course can be booked by emailing Claire Howard at [email protected]

The course includes a brief introduction to the history of bellringing and a demonstration before people are taught how to ring the bells, with the option of future tuition elsewhere.