To commemorate the 1400 bell ringers who died in the First World War, a national campaign has been launched to recruit 1400 new bell ringers.
Many bell ringers joined the war effort, and many lost their lives. Research by The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers has revealed that in total some 1400 bell ringers lost their lives in the Great War.
Bells rang out for the Armistice
When the bells rang out on the 11th November 1918 they announced the end of the most catastrophic war the world had yet seen. At the time, bells were at the heart of the community, marking events of great significance and communicating to people long before modern technology connected us. Bellringing has always had a much wider function than its role in the church, but most of us today are not aware of its broad and inclusive service.
Join the project and become a bell ringer today in memory of the 1400 who lost their lives.
This small charity is once again offering a sum of money to help existing not-for-profit groups and activities within the village to Thornton-in-Craven.
It is currently able to offer up to £120 in the year 2018 as a start-up grant for new activities, or to help existing groups to function.
If you are interested please contact Christine Macintyre on 01282 841569, by the end of September 2018.
There is a small pot of money (£120) that this trust can give to help existing groups and activities in the village to function.
It is also available to help new groups or new activities to get started.
If you would like some funding please contact Christine Macintyre on 01282 841569. This year’s deadline is 30th July 2017.
This Village Trust Fund is once again offering a sum of money for a start-up to assist new group activities, classes or lectures within the village. This year the Trust is once again making available the sum of £120. If anyone is thinking of starting a new group or activity and feel that a little financial assistance would be useful, please contact Christine Macintyre 01282 841569, or Steven Briggs 01282 842578 before 15th June 2016 for more information.