Ring them bells! No. Wait. Don’t ring them bells.
The team had travelled from the south of England to the northern English village of Sharow to practice a three-hour peal, but the man – believed to be a local resident in his 70s or 80s – took offense to the noise, The York Press reported today.
He confronted the group in the belfry of St. John the Evangelist Church and threatened to damage their cars before lodging the door to the tower shut with a piece of wood.
The bell ringers were trapped inside the tower for half an hour, until a member of the church heard banging from the trap door.
- Bell ringers locked in belfry by angry pensioner (mirror.co.uk)
- Bell-ringers trapped in village ding-dong (telegraph.co.uk)
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