THE winners of a competition to design a logo for the bells of Ruthin have been revealed.

The competition, open to all primary school children in the town, was organised as part of the bells restoration project at St Peter’s Church, Ruthin.

The panel chose a winning logo from each school and they will be used to promote the project and encourage a new generation to train as bell ringers.

Following 120 entries to the logo competition, winners and designs have now been unveiled:

In first place from Rhos Street School was Emily Debicka; second place was awarded to Constance Wight and third went to Emma Meyers.

At Ysgol Pen Barras, first place went to Nest Emlyn Mars-Lloyd. In second place was Lily Mai Green and third place was awarded to Ted Davis.

At Ysgol Borthyn, the winner was Tomos Roberts who was first; in second place Tyler Parry and in third place, Pheoby Selby.

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First place was Nest Emlyn Mars-Lloyd of Ysgol Pen Barras

As a prize, the three winners will be taken to see the bells being restored.

Revd Stuart Evans, the warden of Ruthin, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of our competition to design a logo for our Bells project. It was a pleasure to see the creativity among the young people of the town.

"We look forward to exhibiting the 120 entries at the Ruthin Craft Centre at the end of March.

“The first-place winners in each school have been invited to visit the foundry in Loughborough where the bells of St Peter’s are being restored. Six of the eight bells were cast there originally in 1843, bought by public subscription by the people of the town.

“John Taylor and Co Bellfounders have a long history of casting and restoring bells and they’re taking good care of ours to ensure they can be rung again safely and in tune later this year.”

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First place at Rhos Street was Emily Debicka

The £150,000 scheme, partially funded by the National Lottery, will see all eight nineteenth church bells cleaned, repaired and fitted to a new metal frame, replacing the ancient oak frame. Better access to the bell tower will be created making bell ringing safer in the future.

All 120 entries to the logo competition will go on display at the Ruthin Craft Centre at the end of March.

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First place at Ysgol Borthyn was Tomos Roberts

The bells were removed from St Peter’s in November and taken by lorry to Loughborough. A coach will leave Ruthin on February 28 to visit the foundry and look around the company’s workshop and museum.

The restored bells are expected to return to Ruthin later in the Spring for a service of blessing.

It’s likely to be the summer before the bells are heard across the town once again.