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Wrexham Church Bells Ring Out For Start of Olympics

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jul 27th, 2012.

Church bells across Wrexham rang out this morning to celebrate the start of the London 2012 Olympics.

Local bell ringers joined thousands across the UK to mark the celebrations at 8.12am.

Robert Stead (@RobertJStead) and Moz (@wxmmoz) both tweeted us to say they heard the St Giles Parish Church bells (as videoed below).

Other local churches we are aware of that got involved are St Marys in Overton, Rossett Church and All Saints Church in Gresford (if we missed any out then let us know).

Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed came up with the idea titled Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt dropped a clanger when he got involved in London, nearly taking off an unsuspecting lady’s head!


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