Monks Eleigh bell ringers 'among first' to sound royal arrival
PUBLISHED: 08:13 25 July 2013 | UPDATED: 08:13 25 July 2013
A group of bell-ringers in Monks Eleigh believe they are among the first in the country to sound the arrival of the royal baby, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Hearing news of the royal arrival, they did a ring around members and within 15 minutes the bells of St Peter’s Church could be heard across the village.
Charlie Brown, tower captain, said: “We talked about it a couple of weeks ago. It was very much on our agenda to do it.”
He added: “Everybody just dropped what they were doing. The atmosphere was very buoyant.”
Five bell ringers out of the group of eight turned out to mark the special occasion.
Mr Brown said: “We thought it was a very nice gesture and something Monks Eleigh could be proud of. When we came out of the tower people were coming out of their doors and saying ‘thank you very much, it was a wonderful thing to do’.
“We have got a wonderful village spirit here and it’s the fact that people do appreciate it. At any major event we ring for it; things like the Jubilee and the Olympics.”