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Did you strike the bell in Happisburgh on Easter Sunday?

Strike-a-thon in Happisburgh at the time and tide bell: Pictures: Denise Burke

Strike-a-thon in Happisburgh at the time and tide bell: Pictures: Denise Burke

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Visitors and residents enjoyed striking the Time and Tide bell in Happisburgh on Easter Sunday.

Strike-a-thon in Happisburgh at the time and tide bell: Pictures: Denise BurkeStrike-a-thon in Happisburgh at the time and tide bell: Pictures: Denise Burke

The event was held to raise funds towards the erection and installation of the bell on the beach. It is being kept at Happisburgh school until then.

As part of a community arts project, it is one of only 12 bells to be installed around the British coastline that will be rung by the sea at high tide. As the rise of the water moves the clapper to strike the bell and played by the movement of the waves, the bell creates a varying, gentle, haunting musical pattern.

Denise Burke, one of the organisers, said: “There has been a lot of scepticism about what the bell will sound like on the beach, with some people worried it will make too much noise. But people on Sunday thought it was not that loud. It’s a melodious sound.”

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