ON Saturday, August 15 the bells will peal again, having been silenced because of the pandemic.
Those bells, from St Peter's Cathedral in Armidale, NSW, will specially ring to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP Day), ending the World War II. have been silent since March 2020 in response to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.
The ring cycle will begin at midday, Tower Captain of the St Peter's bellringers, Simon McMillan, said.
It will toll 75 times is to commemorate the 75th anniversary.
Mr McMillan said the tolling would also honour the posthumous award of the Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward (Teddy) Sheean, who was killed in action aboard HMAS Armidale on December 1, 1942.
Sheean died when the HMAS Armidale was sunk by Japanese bombers in the Timor Sea.
The 18-year-old strapped himself to an anti-aircraft gun and fired at enemy planes as the ship went down. He is credited with saving the lives of 49 crew mates.