The bells of St. Dunstan’s Basilica are ringing for the first time in over 40 years.
A crowd of hundreds of people clapped and cheered as the bells chimed in a special ceremony in front of the Catholic church on Great George Street on Saturday morning. The crowd was estimated about about 1,000.
It was the first time since the early 70’s.
Kevin Murphy headed The Bells Committee and emceed the ceremony.
He says it was a great day for everyone. He thanked many people including Charlottetown historian Catherine Hennessey who made it all happen.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Mayor Clifford Lee and Bishop Greco spoke before the Bells rang again.
The Bishop said a prayer and blessed the City and the Bells that will ring for all once again.
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