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Accession Day: 70 minutes of bell ringing in Girton to mark 70 years of Queen’s reign



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Accession Day – marking 70 years since the Queen acceded to the throne – will be marked on Sunday (February 6) in Girton with 70 minutes of church bell ringing.

Douglas de Lacey at St Andrew’s Church in Girton - residents are invited to join in the bell ringing. Picture: Keith Heppell
Douglas de Lacey at St Andrew’s Church in Girton - residents are invited to join in the bell ringing. Picture: Keith Heppell

Douglas de Lacey and Nigel Deacon will be at the ropes and have called on villagers to join them between 3.30pm and 4.40pm as they ring a minute for every year of the reign.

Douglas said: “Our bells are fixed, not tuned, so we cannot ring changes, but we shall do what we can to celebrate.

Douglas de Lacey at St Andrew's Church in Girton, where the bells will ring for 70 minutes on Accession Day. Picture: Keith Heppell
Douglas de Lacey at St Andrew's Church in Girton, where the bells will ring for 70 minutes on Accession Day. Picture: Keith Heppell

“Residents are very welcome to join us and can contact me at bells@de-lacey.org.”

The jubilee will be marked with events during a four-day bank holiday weekend from June 2 to 5.

Douglas de Lacey at St Andrew's Church in Girton, where the bells will ring for 70 minutes on Accession Day. Picture: Keith Heppell
Douglas de Lacey at St Andrew's Church in Girton, where the bells will ring for 70 minutes on Accession Day. Picture: Keith Heppell

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