East Riding Town Crier Michael Wood was hoping to make it one of the biggest gatherings of bell ringers in a public place when he called on residents from across the region to gather in Beverley's Wednesday Market on Friday July 27th
to help kick-start the London Olympics.
Eon Visual Media provided a 3 man camera crew to film this unique, once in a lifetime event which was also filmed by Sky News and BBC Look North.
Bell ringing sessions were taking place across the country at exactly the same time ahead of the opening ceremony in London.
At 8.12am, the start was announced by the firing of an Olympic starter gun and the bells rang for three minutes, marking 12 hours until the clocks read '20:12'. Mr Wood also read a specially prepared Olympic ode.
The invitation was extended to anyone who could access a bell including electronic gadgets with bell tones. A gigantic bell shaped cake had also been prepared.
Participants included local morris dancers, pub landlords and school children all ringing their respective bells to mark the occasion.
Joining the occasion were local MP Graham Stuart, Beverley Mayor Margaret Pindar and the Chairman of East Riding Council Chad Chadwick.
The bell ringers in Wednesday Market were also joined by the bells of Beverley Minster and St. Mary's Church.
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