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The youth ringers await the results at the end of last year’s competition at St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside – home of the world famous Bow Bells
Bell-ringing amongst teenagers is enjoying an unlikely resurgence after the introduction of competitive contests in church towers.
This summer’s Ringing World National Youth Contest (RWNYC) in Liverpool will be the biggest yet and is oversubscribed with more than 250 ringers attending.
It is thought that the hobby is an excellent way of keeping youngsters off their screens as well as providing exercise, developing teamwork and creating opportunities for socialising.
The competition has also spawned a number of regional contests that have led to more youngsters taking up The Exercise, as change bell ringing is known.