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08 July 2012

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There are no bells in the tower of Forrabury Churchin Boscastle, but it is said that they can be heard ringing beneath the waves where they came to rest. Three bells were ordered by William, Lord of Bottreaux Castle, to ward off the plague in the Middle Ages. The bells never reached the church, as the ship carrying them sunk in the bay just offshore. Lord William was struck by the plague and died. And the ghostly sound of the bells can still be heard when a storms sweeps across the bay.

 

       

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