Bells ring out across Redbridge to mark start of London 2012 Olympic Games

Church bells, cow bells and bicycle bells rang out on this morning in Redbridge to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games.

A number of church bells were rung for three minutes as quickly and loudly as possible as part of a piece of by Turner-Prize winning artist Martin Creed.

The cacophony started at just after 8am.

At St Peter’s Church, Aldborough Road North, Newbury Park, about 30 people gathered to ring bells – including on their phones.

Ron Jeffries, from the church, said: “It’s a good thing that everyone is getting involved, it’s a bit of local fun. Anything involving the local community is a good.”


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Other churches around the borough, including St Andrew’s Church in The Drive, Ilford, also took part.

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