Victory bells at Bath Abbey

The Bath Abbey bellringers who performed the VE Day celebratory peal.

The Bath Abbey bellringers who performed the VE Day celebratory peal.

Bath Abbey’s ten bells rang out recently to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

VE Day celebrations in Bath on May 12th 1945.

VE Day celebrations in Bath on May 12th 1945. © Bath in Time.

Thirteen of the  Abbey’s bellringers kept the peal going – with pauses to change ropes – for around three quarters of an hour.

Just before he went in to join his colleagues at the other end of more than 200 tower steps, the Virtual Museum had a word with the Tower Master, Richard Sweet.