The Royal Jubilee Bells celebrate HM The Queen becoming the nation’s longest serving monarch

The day's official portrait of the Queen

On Wednesday 9th September HM The Queen became the country’s longest serving monarch. A number of boats from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant sailed down the Thames in celebration. The Royal Jubilee Bells, now permanently situated on the north bank, rang out in the evening to echo this celebration. A peal attempt starting at 6pm was unfortunately lost when two bells swapped over, but a quarter peal was started and achieved afterwards, in 46 minutes.

The Royal Jubilee Bells at St James Garlickhythe
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 in 46 mins (9-1-25 in G#)
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1        Dickon R Love
2       P Quentin Armitage
3–4  Andrew B Mills
5       Harriet J M A Armitage
6       Geoffrey H Foster
7       George M Salter (C)
8       Ian G Mills
Rung to congratulate HM Queen Elizabeth II on becoming the nation’s longest serving monarch.
Some of these bells’ fellow participants of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant took to the river again in celebration.