Church bell naming ceremony: 1957
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40cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Church bell naming ceremony: 1957

Henry Grant

© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

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Church bell naming ceremony. After a ceremony to dedicate St Clement Danes as the church of the Royal Air Force, the ancient custom of naming the bells took place. By tradition, St Clement Danes was the church of the 'flower girls'. Eighty-year-old Dinah Wilson, who had run a flower stall at Norfolk Street, decorated the bells with greenery, oranges and lemons. Afterwards these fruits were given to local children and the traditional 'Oranges and Lemons' tune was rung on the bells.
 

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Date

1957 AD - 1957 AD
 

Image Number

004554
 

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