Wasn’t it lovely when the sun came out this morning. Walking down to Warmington church and seeing it outlined against a deep blue sky was a very cheering sight, only bettered in the happiness stakes by having my first ring of the bells in 7 months!
I hope you are all keeping well. Helen’s update from the Guild follows.
Not sure who has turned winter on all of a sudden! The heating might need to go on soon. The chill in the air could almost make me pleased not to be having to attend a cold, draughty tower – almost, but not quite.
Return to Ringing
An update on the situation with respect to ringing was published in the Ringing World this week. It can be read here: https://cccbr.org.uk/2020/10/09/further-development-of-coronavirus-guidance-the-path-ahead/
The more towards localised risk assessment, taking into account a more rounded review of risk than simply distance between ropes, is to be welcomed. The Guild has resources to aid towers in performing and documenting a risk assessment, which can be found here: http://www.pdg.btck.co.uk/LATESTGUILDNEWS#ANCHORC19restart
If you’re at all uncertain, please get in touch and the Guild will do what it can to help.
These towers would all practice on a Monday, can you grab them in turn and slot them into the grid? https://www.facebook.com/PDGCBR/posts/182354970036568
One for the wordsmiths and scrabble fiends. How many words (of 3 letters or more) can you make from Peterborough? What’s your highest scoring word?? The most fun word to say???
A cross word with no words this time. The answers to all the clues are numbers, and they fit into the grid as indicated. https://www.facebook.com/PDGCBR/posts/183987023206696
A word puzzle for you. Can you change 1 letter, and rearrange the letters, if necessary, to make a sequence of words to convert the top word into the bottom word. There’s a worked example to get you started, hand to back in 3 moves. How many do you need to solve the other puzzles? https://www.facebook.com/PDGCBR/posts/185571289714936
Training to ring
Have you ever seen an unusual apparatus in a tower and wondered what it was? Click on the link to see it in action! https://youtu.be/qBAN6Pgx3VY Maybe even see if yours can be got going safely?
An excellent video to introduce ringing in general and Ringing Room in particular. https://youtu.be/l0mYK8QQx8w
How do you keep your concentration when ringing a touch, a quarter or a peal? Maybe this will help….. https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/how-to-improve-concentration#brain-training
Ringing in art and news
1st October was national poetry month. I picked Myfanwy by John Betjeman for mentioning bells. Which is your favourite poem mentioning bells? https://www.facebook.com/PDGCBR/posts/183326273272771
I’m sure a lot of us could relate to the emotion in this article. https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/bring-back-westminster-abbeys-bells
The President released his 19th Blog. https://cccbr.org.uk/2020/09/29/presidents-blog-19/
That’s it for this time, stay safe, keep your spirits up and we’ll be in touch again soon.
Secretary: Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers
telephone: 01832 735266