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D-Day 80 Bells Ring Out Across The Island

Bell-ringers across the Island 'Rang out for Peace' this week, with events culminating last night (Thursday) when ringers respected the national commemoration at 6.30pm.

St Saviours Tower Captain Kieran Downer, who led a special peel, said:

"It was important to mark the events of 80 years ago, recognising the sacrifices made that we can enjoy the peace we have today."

In World War 2 bell ringing was only allowed to warn of enemy invasion, with the ban lifted in 1943, with bell-ringers invited back to churches after V.E.Day in 1945;

St Saviours, Shanklin's Steeple was struck by a bomb during the War, with the Tower remaining in tact.

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