When Duncan and I walked into the ringing room today something didn’t look quite right. The rope from the sound control was pulled over towards the door and it just looked as if somebody other than our band had been in there. We soon discover who, or rather what, because two pigeons were perched up on a window sill. But they were very well behaved pigeons and when Duncan opened the window they flew out one by one. We must keep the window closed in future.
After all the excitement only two boys came along to practice so the only option was minimus. Jude had never rung Plain Bob Minimus inside before but after a quick look at the blue line and hearing Duncan’s explanation of what he had to do we set off. Louis wasn’t keen on the idea of a QP because he was tired so we just started off to ring a touch so that Jude could get the idea but it went so well that it turned into a touch of 1272 changes; more commonly known as a quarter peal.
There was some really well struck ringing and it seemed clear that we had a very good chance of scoring the quarter when Louis managed to knock his glasses off . But he immediately said we should carry on. I’m not sure how well he could see without his specs but he rang very well by rhythm and carried on despite catching the specs again with the rope and moving them closer to the box he was ringing from. He ended up turning slightly away from the circle to avoid the specs so for an inexperienced ringer ringing at least partly by rhythm, he was amazing. Well done Louis for soldiering on.
Jude rang well and there were some very nicely struck periods before he started to get tired and Louis did his rope trick with the glasses. But they both carried on until the magic words “That’s All”
Thank you lads; it was a pleasure to ring with you!
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 in 41 min
St Peter, Apostle and Martyr (Town Church) Tenor: 9cwt
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
- Sue Park
- Jude Buckley
- Sue Le Feuvre
- Duncan Loweth (C)
- Louis Troalic
First on a working bell: 2
Scored, despite the tenor ringer knocking his glasses off half way through