Patriotic postmaster will ring local church bells to mark the King’s coronation

A patriotic postmaster has decorated his Coombe Bissett Post Office and village shop and will be ringing the local church bells to mark King Charles III’s coronation.

Charles May has been Coombe Bissett’s postmaster since 2008 and throughout that time he has regularly rung the bells at the nearby church, including to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee and to mark
her passing.

Now Charles and the other bell ringers from St Michael and All Angels are preparing their special bell peal to mark the crowning of his namesake.

Charles said: “I normally put up bunting and flags at the Post Office for special royal occasions, including last year’s platinum jubilee for the Queen. Now we have extra decorations for the coronation showing our new King Charles III.

“Coombe Bissett is only a small village but we like to show our support for the royal family.

“It was a very sad day when the Queen died. It was an honour to follow royal protocol to ring the bells to mark her death and it will be a privilege to peal the bells to proclaim the crowning of our new King.”

Coombe Bissett Stores and Post Office in Homington Road will be open as normal until 1pm on Saturday, 6th May.

It will then be closed on the Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday so that Charles and his team can watch the coronation and join in with the community celebrations in the village.

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