After the inevitable lull of the holiday season the group has continued to progress in learning Kent minor, which is a reasonably difficult six bell method and have continued to ring competently some of the more basic methods such as Grandsire and Plain Bob.
On September 2nd we had the pleasure of ringing a quarter peal. This is a special piece of ringing which takes a continuous time of around forty minutes. We rang 1260 changes of Plain Bob to welcome Thomas Michael James, who was born on August 31st weighing 8ib 10oz, the first child of Andy and Amanda Robinson who are regular visitors from Arley.
On a more sombre note the practice night after the American terrorist tragedy the bells were rung half muffled in respect for the victims. This ringing is the same as happens on Remembrance Sunday and special ringing like this happened countrywide.
St. Giles team itself continues to be short of ringers and would love to welcome anyone (ten years or older) to join the group. Bellringing gives a lot of pleasure in meeting a broad spectrum of society, exercises the brain and can be very sociable. We practice every Thursday evening from 8pm. Contrary to popular belief it is not hard physical work.