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The Editorial

Last Word: Resounding

On Valentine’s Day 2020, church bells once again pealed across Bedfordshire. The freshly restored belfry at St Lawrence Church, Steppingley, ensured that villagers heard their chimes for the first time in three decades.

Jonathan Worsley, Editor

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At my own church, we don’t have any bells. Part of me would love to install some. They remind me of summer weddings and playing cricket in my youth. But the cost (a mere £15,000 per bell) prevented me from raising it at our church budget meeting.