Summoned By Bells [documentary]

Alyn Shipton explores how bells were used in past centuries to indicate everything from prayer to mealtimes, the curfew hour, or a death in the community - in fact to reflect the human experience from cradle to grave.

He visits Oxford, London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry and HMS Victory in Portsmouth, and talks to French historian Alain Corbin, author of Village Bells.

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Alyn Shipton explores how bells were used in past centuries to indicate everything from prayer to mealtimes, the curfew hour, or a death in the community - in fact to reflect the human experience from cradle to grave.

He visits Oxford, London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry and HMS Victory in Portsmouth, and talks to French historian Alain Corbin, author of Village Bells.