Mark White and Mark Chilcott
Happy Birthday Simon!
A former East Yorkshire Motor Services bus awaits wedding guests outside St Mary's, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, to take them to the reception; the bride and groom had to make do with a vintage Bentley. The double deck bus (AEC Regent V/Willowbrook 1956) is one of several specially built with a tapered upper section and curved roof to negotiate Beverley North Bar, a former gateway to the town.
Meanwhile, the ringers are taking hold for their second wedding of three in six days since lock down ended, and their first on a Monday ever. Last August, five socially distanced or related ringers rang for the induction of the new rector, Revd. Dr Nicola Bown, previously curate at Linton near Cambridge. Otherwise, during lock down, the bells were chimed using the Ellacombe apparatus with the worry that villagers might prefer hymns to changes. Reassuringly, the resumption of full circle ringing has resulted in several favorable comments.
St Mary's Cottingham has a peal of 8 bells, (tenor 20 cwt) and is well known by former Hull University students whose halls of residence were located in the village. Sadly, the halls have closed with new accommodation built on campus in nearby Hull, so visits by students are rare.
The band plus the Bride to be.
Back row, L to R: Rachel Hope, Stuart Hale, Mary Hale.
Seated: Phil Hope and Colin Lord
The Measham Garage Ring
Botley cathedral on tour. Erected in the nick of time too...
Band that rang at St Paul's Whitley Bay before Alan Barber's funeral.
Photo of the band
If at first you don't succeed...
After the quarter
After the quarter
The "new" fifth (centre), originally from Child Okeford, cast in 1887 by Mears & Stainbank.
The original fifth bell, cast in 1500 by the Salisbury Foundry, is now on display in the church, following its cracking in 2019.
Bill Looney and the ringer of the fifth.
Edward with his certificate (at Isle of Dogs)
The band, clockwise from 2nd right
150 Years of Shipbuilding at Barrow-in-Furness
Thomas F. Metcalfe
14th July 1942 - 24th December 2020
The ringers in the sunshine outside the tower
L-R: 5,2,7,8,3 (mostly obscured), 6, 4, 1
Happy mum and sleepy baby.
Band in ringing order.
The band in no particular order.
The band in ringing order clockwise from the front right
The band after QP.
The band (with Andrew’s stool in the foreground).
The quarter peal band
Record book of George Arthur Jones
The band, dwarfed by Magpie Mine.
The band (plus the eponymous Isla). L to R: Ian Harris, Callum Crofton, Josclyn Sloan, Adam Beer, Richard Offen, Corinne Rule
Revd. Napo John
St James, Freiston
Duck, Duck, Dalek ? !
It was hot enough for us
David Clary in Magdalen dining hall. Also pictured: Alan Eyles.
What better way to spend a sunny day than ringing with friends?
That was a Hull of a lot of fun!
St Margaret’s Church, Westminster
View from the bench
Memorial plaque for Cyril (Tom) Fulcher
Memorial bench for Betty Doreen Fulcher (1918 - 1980)
L-R: Back: Jim Laken, John Church, Chris Pain,Colin Wright, Jillian Laken, John Harpole. Front: Jane Walters, Dennis Ellisdon, Lydia Roberts, Clive Stephenson
The Bellerophons enjoying "Freedom Day" in the relative safety of their own homes.
Not the band L to R: Robert, William, Josephine.
St Mary, Thornton-Le-Moors