How echoes of Leicestershire still ring out across the world

How echoes of Leicestershire still ring out across the world
 

In the Pogue’s 1987 Christmas hit, Fairytale of New York, singers Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan warbled and slurred their way through the abrasive boozy anthem.
But when they come to the lyric ‘And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day’, few probably know that the said bells were made right here in Leicestershire.
For in New York, overlooking where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood, you will hear the county-made chimes of St Thomas’s Church, in Fifth Avenue.
Indeed, thanks to Taylor’s Bellfounders – the world’s largest working bell foundry, based in... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Regional East, Views: 31
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