One Day One World Project: 08:00 – 09:00

The Bells of Ludlow

St Laurence Church

Oh, come you home of Sunday,
When Ludlow streets are still
And Ludlow bells are calling
To farm and lane and mill,

Or come you home of Monday
When Ludlow market hums
And Ludlow chimes are playing
‘The conquering hero comes’

~ partial from The Recruit. A. E. Housman (1859–1936).  A Shropshire Lad.  1896.

The tower of St Laurence’s contains one of the finest rings of 10 bells in the country.  The bells are rung in two distinct ways: by the bell ringers on Sundays and practice evenings; and by the church clock which is controlled electronically and chimes tunes four times a day. The clock chimes a different tune for each day of the week and it plays the tunes at 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 8pm.

Shaun Ward, clerk of works at St Laurence’s said  “The clock tells people to go to work, have their lunch, have a break, go home and go to bed.”

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 08:00 – 09:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

31 thoughts on “One Day One World Project: 08:00 – 09:00”

  1. Jude how wonderful it must be to hear the different tunes. Your photo of the church gives great perspective of the building and again I am thankful for the teaching you do via sharing your photos.

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