This could be interesting -http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/ ... lympics.do
Matters have moved on since this report, because this project has been officially adopted for the Olympics and the organisers are now contacting bellringing societies. It might have been a good idea if they'd checked before they adopted the idea, as bellringers are universally not interested. The project envisages all church bells in the country being rung as loudly and quickly as possible for a period of 3 minutes at 8 a.m. on a Friday morning at the start of the Olympics. The trouble is that there aren't enough bellringers in the entire country to do that, let alone bellringers who can take the necessary time off work; you can't try to ring church bells as loudly as possible because there is no volume control; and as English bells are set on wheels, you can't ring them quickly.
It is likely to blow Mailite minds because one reaction is going to be how dreadfully unpatriotic those bellringers are, Britain no longer a Christian country, etc etc; but that will conflict with the general hatred of the Olympics, beardy lefty artists, officialdom, etc etc. Difficult to call which way the Mail will go.