THE bells of Bradford Cathedral will once again be pealing to mark Easter Sunday after a major restoration project.

The clappers of the church’s 12 bells were removed shortly before Christmas to be refurbished.

Now after some Heritage Lottery Funded work the clappers have been re-installed in time for the Easter Sunday service.

The bells date back to 1922, and were created as memorials to those who fought and died in WWI.

The Cathedral won lottery funding for its WW1 bells project, and with building work being done on the tower, the opportunity was taken to give a much needed refurbishment to the bells. The clappers were sent to Bell Foundry in Loughborough for repairs. The project will also include an exhibition into WW1 that opens this summer.

The Cathedral is also looking for bell ringers with experience of circular ringing. Anyone who wants to volunteer can call the cathedral on 01274 777720.