At a more well attended practice we suddenly realised we had a potential to try and ring a plain course of Cambridge. The challenge was put out and after a false start or two a perfectly respectable plain course of Cambridge surprise minor was rung. A major achievement for us and one which Hazel reckons she has not done for three years.
Finally managed to create a satisfactory eye splice to repair the treble tail end. Dick had procured a suitable tail end to replace the rather thin and about to break tail, that has graced the treble for a few weeks now. As the replacement tail already had an eye splice on the top of it, it seemed a shame to cut this off and short splice the rope together. So courage was plucked up and the eye splice investigated as a sample. After about an hour of looking and testing and even a sample being tried, success was achieved and a very tidy looking first attempt is now ready to go back into service, on the treble.
St Giles Bellringers
The trials and tribulations of a small village bellringing band.