Branch Newsletter – February 2014

Another busy six months have passed with record attendances at our eight-bell Branch Practices at St. Kyneburgha’s Castor.  The ringing has covered everything from rounds to six-spliced surprise by representatives from across the branch.

In September James Thorpe, our Ringing Master, organised an outing to six towers ‘south of the river’.  It was a beautiful day, the lunch was excellent and the bells varied and enjoyable.  All those who went along are looking forward to a repeat performance this year.

Our AGM was held at St Mary’s Peterborough on January 18th.  Afternoon ringing was followed by a service led by Revd Michael Moore after which we all sat down to a magnificent hot tea prepared by the local band.  Replete, we began the business meeting by standing to remember members who had passed away during the past year.  The Chairman, Tony Evans, explained his decision to step down as Chairman and the members expressed their gratitude to him for his quiet but effective leadership.  David Teall was elected as Chairman and Nick Elks joined the committee, otherwise the officers remained unchanged.  The health of the branch was demonstrated by the election of 9 new members.