August 2012 - February 2013

We are still maintaining our Monday practice, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of each month, thanks to ringers from other towers.  Both our two learners, that have been ringing now for over twelve months are progressing very well.  We are now able to ring for most of our Sunday services.  Also, there are two new learners who are attending the Saturday morning training sessions at Castor.

We still have an on-going situation with our bell frame which I commented on in the last newsletter.  Since then, we have had a second engineer’s report from the Whitechapel bell foundry.  This was not quite as serious as the first and he said that we can carry on ringing the bells but there is work that has got to be carried out in the near future.  This is now being negotiated with Whitechapel and will be carried out as soon as agreements and funds have been reached.

Our rope guides we had fitted last year are very good and most helpful to learners.

We would still welcome anyone that would like to join us for our practice sessions.

Keith Underwood