Ringing outing and goals to achieve
Kington Magna 5bell tower 12cwt. Not able to ring as stuck at Gillingham’s children’s carnival. Carnival was pretty cool to be honest but still a 5 bell tower would of been fun to. We emailed to apologise in the hope he reads it either in time or just after. Sorry mister this was not planned.
Made it when we’re supposed to be leave. Mid floor ring. Heavy set treble (need to eat my weetabix) help to get out. Lovely sound and lovely ring, rehung 2 years ago. open into the church. Light pretty church. All saints
St. Peter and St. Paul 8bells, charlton Hawthorne 8 bells. 11cwt. Rang on a box. Treble to bob doubles. Lovely sound and an awesome set of bells to ring.
Bell ringing gives me an adrenaline rush each an every time I ring being it on my own tower or in a new tower.
Goals to be achieved by Oct 2013:
1) ring up/down in peal,
2) ring a touch inside of Grandsire Doubles
3) ring a touch of Steadman with me being an effected bell.
First coach tour - 6th October 2007
This was my first coach outing with the bell ringers ans as you are aware I only started ringing in the August 2007, so I was still fairly new at ringing. I do not remember much about these bells except that the ropes were very long, I was nervous and in one of the towers was a sign that said ‘do not adjust the ropes’. Also at this stage I think I was ringing rounds and call changes.
I remember all the churches being in the Devon-shire area and it being a long day with ringers and non-ringers. We rang at 6 towers that day and I am going to show you pictures of these churches with there credentials about each church.
1st tower was a 6 bell tower called Saint Mary Church and this was in Molland, the weight of the tenor is 14-1-24 in G.
2nd tower was another 6 bell tower called All Saints Church in North Molton, the weight of the tenor is 19-0-0 in E flat.
3rd tower in Swimbridge was another 6 bell tower called Saint James Church where the ringing was on the ground floor and the weight of tenor being 11-3-3 in G#.
4th bell tower of the day was in Pilton and this was a 8 bell tower called Saint Mary the Virgin Church, the tenor weight is 23-2-25 in D.
5th bell tower was another 8 bell church called Saint Peter in Tawstock, the tenor weight is 16-3-20 in E.
The 6th and final tower of the day was in Chittlehampton called Saint Hieretha Church with 8 bells and the tenor’s weight of 13-0-15 in F#.
Happy reading and thank you.
Ringing in the New Year
I first rang in the New Year at the end of 2007. This was the magical experience I have ever had. My parents surprised me by turning up to Banwell Tower at 23:50 hrs to watch me ring the 4th Bell.
As I sit here I can still remember how I felt hearing the tenor dong twelve times before we all started ringing rounds. One of the fellow ringers called call changes and I could see that my mum had tears running down her face at how proud she was of me ringing.
I have been able to ring in every New Year since 2007 and last year I was in charge of the ringers. This is such a unique and wonderful experince to be in charge of a bunch of very established ringers. I kept it simple as we were ringing the 10 bells so I did call changes.
Happy reading and thank you.