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.
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