The local band finally achieved a quarter peal. This was to celebrate the birth of the new Prince George of Cambridge but was also dedicated to a new grandson of Hazel, Archie Roberts who was born the very same day as the new Prince. When we had finished it also transpired it the very day of Dick birthday, so the band went down to the Gate Pub to celebrate. A very successful afternoon. Quarter details are in the quarters area of the website.
On the very last blow of the practice tonight as the "and catch in rounds" command was issued the treble bell struck and then the rope came tumbling down over the ringer. Much mirth and hilarity was forthcoming over the chances of the new ropes being used but yet another decent length of rope was found and it looks like it will be a splice again to save the day. However now with no spare rope to use the chances are that the new ropes will get used soon.
St Giles Bellringers
The trials and tribulations of a small village bellringing band.