On Saturday the 12th of August two young ringers from the Christchurch Priory Band scored their first peal at Corfe Mullen, Dorset, Nicola Penny and Luke Brooke.
The peal of plain Bob Minor was conducted by Priory Tower Captain, Tim Martin, his first peal as conductor.
We still had some energy left after lunch so we rang a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles on the significantly heavier six at Sturminster Marshall, ably conducted by Luke with Nicola excelling on the tenor.
We were grateful for the support of Simon Edwards from Swindon and to William Stafford from Brighton for substituting at the last hour and scoring only his second Peal.
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Corfe Mullen, Dorset
Saturday, 12 August 2017 in 2h 51m (11–3–26 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
1 Nicola Penny
2 Luke T Brooke
3 Rosalind A Martin
4 William Stafford
5 Simon W Edwards
6 Timothy M Martin (C)
First Peal 1,2. First Peal as Conductor. The band would like to associate Colin Butler with this peal with our best wishes for a speedy recovery.