Happisburgh Time & Tide Bell


We are delighted to annouce that half of our Bell has arrived in the village and can be viewed at the Primary School from the public footpath.

We will become the next site of the permanent installation of bells around the British coastline rung by the sea at high tide.

To find out more visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HappisburghTimeandTideBell

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All donations received will be held by the Parish Council

This community arts project, which is the brainchild of Marcus Vergette, is to make a permanent installation of the Time and Tide Bell at the high tide mark at a number of diverse sites around the country, from urban centres to open stretches of coastline. The rise of the water at high tide moves the clapper to strike the bell. Played by the movement of the waves, the bell creates a varying, gentle, musical pattern.

Haisboro Sands lays off the coast of the villages of Happisburgh, Bacton and Sea Palling.
The beauty of this stretch of coastline is only matched by its long history of human habitation and, sometimes, embattlement. The oldest human footprints ever found outside of Africa were discovered here on Happisburgh beach. Dating from 900,000 years ago when the North sea was a land mass connecting Britan to main land Europe a gentle tide of settlers passed this spot.
Below the waves now there is also the signs of later travellers who came to grief on this treacherous stretch of coast.

Today the area attracts vistors from all over the world. The installation of a Time and Tide Bell would mark an appropriate point for reflection and inspiration.
Please lend your support to this project by following us on our facebook page where you can see the progress of this exciting project.

Facebook page: Happisburgh Time and Tide Bell


Website: http://www.happisburghtimeandtidebell.org.uk

Marcus Vergette: http://www.timeandtidebell.co.uk/

Picture of Angelsey Bell