perform the last peal of bells before their restoration.
THE sound of silence rang out over south Warwickshire at the weekend when campanologists
from an ancient church took part in a sponsored "non-ring.
Bell simulators in the first belfry have the same feel and weight as a real bell, providing realistic training for promising campanologists
at a Worcestershire church are preparing to mark Valentine's Day with a ring or two.
The majority of these - and most of the world's campanologists
, as they are known - are based in the UK.
Sharon Wall, who launched the campaign, said: "We've replaced about the worst bells in Britain.