A-peal to the Mayor

The bells have rung out to announce the election of new Morpeth Mayor Alison Byard.

Morpeth Clock Tower Bellringers sounded the bells at her election and robing at Morpeth Town Council’s Annual Meeting.

And three days later, eight members gathered to ring a Full Mayor’s Peal of YorKshire Surprise Major, consisting of 5,152 changes. The peal took almost three hours and Coun Byard listened to the final stages.

Tower Captain Richard Dye said: “Alison was pleased as punch with it all.”

The bellringers are involved in numerous civic and community events.