The bell’s ringing… get the pancakes made!

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Steve Brown looks at an ancient custom that lives on in only one village in Derbyshire.

THE CURFEW and the ringing of the church bells to announce it is an old tradition which just clings on in a single village in our county…. and in very few places across the country. The word curfew is nowadays associated with keeping riotous people off the streets to preserve law and order…