The National Football Museum got into the Olympic spirit this morning as part of All The Bells, by inviting Manchester City legend Joe Corrigan to ring a bell that was heard for many years at Maine Road.
All The Bells helped the country celebrate the first day of the London 2012 Olympics this morning as, at 8.12am, bells were rung across the country.
Helen 'The Bell' Turner was a fixture at City games for over 30 years, and was loved by other fans and players alike. She spent many games behind Corrigan's goal, and became great friends with the City 'keeper, giving him a sprig of lucky heather before each game. She was even invited onto the pitch to help City celebrate their League Cup win in 1976.
Helen's grandson Kevin Hughes, of Rochdale, still has Helen's bell and was on-hand to help Joe and the museum ring in the Olympics.
All The Bells, or to give it its full title, Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes,is an art project from Turner Prize-winning artist and musician Martin Creed, designed to celebrate the first day of the Olympics.