Category Archives: Guernsey Forest

Channel Islands Bellringing Mash-Up (Video)

Deb Baker spotted this gem on YouTube. Superb call changes on the bells of the Channel Islands. The notes on the video itself read:

Featuring the bells of Jersey, Guernsey & Alderney.

Devon Call-Change Bellringers Tour of the Channel Islands, April 2016: 7 towers, 5 days, 5 flights, great scenery, great company and several pints…

Footage includes rising and lowering bells in peal and a selection of call-change touches on 12, 10, 8 and 6 bells.

Our sincere thanks to Christine Ley for organising another truly memorable tour.

Ringers:
Scott Adams, Sue Ashton, Stuart Bennie, Steven Came, Suzanne Driscol, Elaine Grant, James Grant, Stephen Herniman, Tony Jeffery, Christine Ley, Mark Lovell, Sam Massey, Graham Sharland and Nicola Stoneman

Bellringing as a U3A activity?

Sue Le Feuvre reports:
I’m in Guernsey at the moment so went along to the Forest practice yesterday. They have decided to offer bellringing as a U3A activity and yesterday was the first meeting. One lady was having her first handling lesson when I arrived at the church. She seemed to enjoy it and progressed really well.

The U3A is scheduled for 2.00 to 3.00 and so they decided to change the normal weekly practice from 6.30 in the evening to follow on at 3.00 until 4.30. It’s only the first week but it seemed to work really well. The practice was buzzing and rather than hoping that 6 people who could actually ring something would turn up; Phil had to make sure that everyone had a fair crack at the whip. Ringing ranged from call changes to Cambridge and was enjoyed by all.

It’s a ground floor ring so in summer I can imagine people wandering in to have a look when en route to the Occupation Museum…

Congratulations on your First Peal Olivia Palmer (Guernsey)

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Guernsey First Peal Band Dec 17th 2015
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Guernsey, CI
Thursday, 17 December 2015 in 2hrs 46min
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Olivia Palmer
Helen M McGregor
Sue Park
Jane Le Conte
Duncan Loweth (C)
Paul Lawrence
First peal – 1