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Thursday, March 19

St. Mary's Berry Church Bells Will Ring Soon Again

In September we reported that St. Mary's, Berry Pomeroy church bells had been condemned. Viewers heard the bells ring during Colonel Brandon's wedding to Marianne in Sense and Sensibility, 1995.

The eight bells, some of which date from 1553, were banned by an architect for being too dangerous. Work to restore them at a foundry in Leicester took six months and cost £45,000.

Re-installing the bells inside the church is expected to take until the end of April, when a special bell ringing service is planned to celebrate their return.

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