On 19 April Duncan organised our First Annual Quarter Peal Day and what a wonderful day it was. 8 quarters; Duncan rang in 7 of them but even he couldn’t be in two places at once so couldn’t ring in the Forest Church one. There were 15 personal firsts (1st in method, first treble Bob, first as conductor). One of the Elizabeth College ringers joined us for 2 of the quarters and rang his first as conductor. We included a quarter of Julie McDonnell Slow Course Minor so added more to her sponsorship for Strike Back Against Blood Cancer.
We couldn’t have managed it without Helen McGregor and Peter Bevis kindly giving up the whole day to ring in most of the quarters and providing the stability we needed to struggle through some unfamiliar methods. Many thanks also to Patricia and Robert Newton who were on holiday in Guernsey but agreed to ring in the Bristol Surprise Major so that Jane Le Conte, Paul Lawrence and Tim Wainwright were able to score their first Bristol. Especially well done to Jane because it was her 5th QP of the day.
One of the ladies on my photography course in Sark was in town while we rang the Armitage Is The Name and said she really enjoyed hearing it as she walked around.
Thank you Duncan; when did you say the next one is?