The church bells of Wakefield to ring out for Olympics 2012 start

olympic torch
olympic torch

BELLS will ring out across the city on Friday morning to celebrate the start of the Olympics.

Churches, town halls and even cyclists will make a noise for three minutes from 8.12am as part of a project by Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed.

He is getting the country to ring as quickly and as loudly as possible to mark the beginning of London 2012.

Bell ringers and those interested in ringing bells have been asked to sign up and get involved and even Big Ben will be joining in, chiming more than 40 times in three minutes.

Among those in the city to get involved will be St Paul’s Church in Alverthorpe, where two Explorer Scouts will ring the bells.

Staff at Wakefield Cathedral did want to get involved, but are unable to due to the ongoing restoration work taking place at the moment.

Anyone can get involved by ringing any kind of bell – hand bell, church bell, bicycle bell, door bell or even honk your car horn.