David Forder reports from Eling on the Celebrations for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

On Sunday 12th June the congregation of S Mary the Virgin, Eling, held a celebratory lunch in the church in honour of the Queen’s 90th Official Birthday. The main course consisted of Fish & Chips from the shop in Totton precinct.

Eling Handbells for Queens90The ringers had been asked to provide ‘entertainment’ during the proceedings. A quarter peal was successfully rung having started at 11.30. Between courses appropriate tunes were ring by the handbell team.

After lunch further ringing took place – the photo shows a call-change band which included 2 of our learners Daniel Hartley (4) and Will Holmes (6), their first “public performance”.

As the Queen’s Birthday card was signed, the Rector led other non-ringers who chimed 3 times for the Queen.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild

Eling, Hampshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 45 min (11–3–4)
1260 Doubles
660 Grandsire, 600 Plain Bob
David J Forder (C)
Polly Osborne
Maurice Bailey
Michael Lynds
Stephen N Hough
Adrian J MacKinnon
Rung as part of the celebrations for the 90th Official Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Eling Quarter Peal Band

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