While Steve Coleman was posing the question “Are we making best use of women in bellringing?” 12 of our ringers were providing a very convincing piece of evidence that in this Guild, perhaps the answer is yes…. ?
Christine Hill (one of the band) writes:
There have in fact only ever been seventeen ladies’ peals of maximus and five of cinques rung. We had planned this peal for some time – although we have a goodly number of competent lady ringers at Hursley it isn’t easy to get them all together at once, and not all were in this peal. However the band are all resident W&P members except for Katie and Rosemary Hill (who learned to ring at Hursley, but have now moved on to greater things). We are quite proud of our achievement, especially Ceri who managed to “circle the tower” with this peal, and are waiting to see what the Hursley chaps come up with now…………...
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild