Epwin Window Systems business development manager Paul Adlington was one of a team from St Mary’s Church in Astbury, Cheshire, who joined bellringers around the country to ‘Ring for the King’ as part of the coronation celebrations on Saturday (6 May).
Paul said: “It was an honour to take part in the historic coronation celebrations at my local church. I’ve been a campanologist – a bellringer – for six months and this was a highlight for me.
“Church bells have rung out to celebrate special occasions and to signify special events for hundreds of years, so we were continuing a long tradition.”
At the church a team of 30 people rang the bells for an hour and a half from 11:15am while Charles III was crowned at Westminster Abbey. It was the culmination of three months of training and practice for the event.
Paul concluded: “There are a lot of similarities between business and bell ringing because success depends on team work. You need to work hard as an individual, but you also need to draw on the skills and expertise of the people around you. It was amazing to see everyone come together on 6 May 2023 to put the months of practice into action. It’s something I’ll always remember.”