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Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 in 40m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
(being: 720 & 540)
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Christine J Jackson
3 Graham F Whittaker
4 Ron Applewhite
5 John Nicholson
6 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung by the local band to celebrate the 92nd Birthday tomorrow of our dear friend Ron Applewhite who is a long standing and loyal member of the local band.
(No. 157)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's
Sunday, 19 February 2012 in 40m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob and April Day Doubles
(being: 780 Plain Bob & 480 April Day)
1 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Christine J Jackson
5 John Nicholson
6 Raymond A Cucksey
Rung by the local band to welcome Reverend Canon Nick Buck, Rural Dean of Graffoe, as the new Priest-in-Charge of the Branston & Metheringham six parishes.
Rung also to welcome Sister Liz, of the Community of St Francis, as Associate Priest and Sisters Judith & Maureen as Parish workers. Sister Maureen is a member of the local band.
They are all to be Licensed at a special service tomorrow evening at Dunston, led by the Bishop of Grantham.
(No. 159)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Blankney, Lincolnshire
Estate Church of St Oswald's
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 in 42m (6–3–26)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
2 John Nicholson
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Christine J Jackson
Rung on the front five for Lent, after only meeting five for practice night.
First quarter on an inside bell at first attempt: 3.
Well Done Sister Maureen!
Well done to the ladies for ringing the back bells!

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 25 March 2012 in 39m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Singles
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
The Annual Culfrey Quarter Peal.
Rung on the back three (the original three) on Lady Day to mark the end of the ringing of the Culfrey Bell (the tenor) each evening at 7pm between Michaelmas Day & Lady Day, a local tradition dating back to the seventeenth century to help guide lost travelers off the fens to the safety of the village.
Rung with the bells fully muffled for Lent.
This quarter was rung starting at 6.10pm and was followed by the Culfrey Bell (the tenor) being rung open at 7pm.
First quarter of Singles on the bells since 2006.
Circled the tower (and as conductor) 9 times to quarter peals, since the bells were rehung and augmented in Sept 2004: 1.
(No. 164)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 1 April 2012 in 40m (6–3–13)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
(being 53 extents)
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
5 Raymond A Cucksey
Rung by the local band on the back five, prior to the Palm Sunday Service and during the Palm Sunday Procession through the village from the Methodist Chapel to the Parish Church.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Friday, 6 April 2012 in 42m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Singles - With A Cover
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
Rung on Good Friday with the bells fully muffled, apart from the tenor which was left open at backstroke.
Rung on the back four after meeting short to ring five.
First quarter of Singles: 3.
Circled the tower (and as conductor) 10 times to quarter peals, since the bells were rehung and augmented in Sept 2004: 2.
175th known quarter on the bells.
(No. 165)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's
Sunday, 8 April 2012 in 23m (6–3–24)
720 Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
(being 30 extents)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 James M Northway
Rung on the back five by the local band immediately after the Easter Day Morning Service.
Rung with the bells fully open after being fully muffled through out the whole of Lent, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 8 April 2012 in 43m (8–1–11)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus - With Covers
(being 53 extents; rung with 5,6 covering)
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Raymond A Cucksey
6 James M Northway
Rung by the local band prior to the Easter Day Morning Service to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
Rung to celebrate the completion of the restoration of the Church roof and to celebrate the Church being back open for regular worship and use. This is the first service to be held in the Church and the first quarter peal/ringing on the bells since July 2010 when the Church was closed for restoration.
Rung after meeting short to ring Doubles, with thanks to James for standing in at very short notice, meaning that we could still ring all six bells.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 15 April 2012 in 41m (6–3–24)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
(being 53 extents)
1 Raymond A Cucksey
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 James M Northway
Rung on the back five by the local band, with the bells half muffled, to mark the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, in the early hours of Monday 15th April 1912, during her maiden voyage.
Rung in memory of the 1,517 people who lost their lives in the disaster, especially Mr William Thomas Beavan of Fillingham Lincolnshire, who was a passenger onboard and died, aged 18.
Circled the tower (and as conductor) 11 times to quarter peals, since the bells were rehung and augmented in Sept 2004: 3.
(No. 167)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 6 May 2012 in 48m (6–3–13)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles (with A 7,6,8 Cover)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Jonathan P Clark
5 Jayne A Palmer
6 Jean Williams
7 Raymond A Cucksey
8 Sister Maureen Pike
Rung by a local band prior to the Flower Festival Songs of Praise Service and to mark the centenary year of the bells being augmented and rehung.
First quarter on the eight bells since 2007.
With thanks to all the ringers who have rung in Quarter Peals and in General Ringing over the weekend for the Flower Festival.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Saturday, 12 May 2012 in 40m (8–1–11)
1260 Plain Bob and April Day Doubles
(being: 780 Plain Bob & 480 April Day)
1 Raymond A Cucksey
2 Jean Williams
3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Christine J Jackson
5 Philip H Dawson
6 Robert H Harvey
Rung by a local band to mark the completion of the major restoration of the Church roof & Chancel costing over £150,000 and to mark the reinstatement of the stone cross at the west end of the nave roof which was blown down and destroyed in a storm 18 years ago.
This quarter was rung during the Church Open Day for the public to admire the restored roof, immediately after the thank you speeches. Present at this event were representatives of the grant making bodies, benefactors and members of the village and congregation without whose support this restoration would not have be possible.
Special thanks to all the ringers who found time to come out and ring in this quarter on what turned out to be a very busy day!

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Saturday, 19 May 2012 in 43m (8–0–8)
1260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
(being: 780 GRANDSIRE - 2 x 240 Price & Morris, 2 x 120 & 1 x 60 and 480 PLAIN BOB - 4 x 120 all called differently.)
1 Robert H Harvey
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Christine J Jackson
4 Graham F Whittaker
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung by a local band to celebrate the feast of Saint Dunstan.
1001st quarter peal: 5.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 20 May 2012 in 43m (6–3–24)
1380 Plain Bob Doubles
(being: 11 x 120's & 1 x 60)
1 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
2 Susan Fenner
3 Keith Fenner
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung on the back five by a past & present local band to celebrate the 70th birthday today of Veronica Martin, Mother of the 2nd.
Rung also to celebrate the 80th birthday tomorrow of Jim Sutherland, Tower Captain at Wragby (Lincs) for many years and who taught the conductor to handle a bell there.
(No. 172)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Saturday, 26 May 2012 in 38m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Jayne A Palmer
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung starting at 1pm by the local band during the Church's Open Gardens around the village and Victorian Teas in Church, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. (No. 1 of 2)
(No. 173)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Saturday, 2 June 2012 in 41m (8–0–8)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
(being: 2 x 240 Brian D. Price & Leslie W. G. Morris, 6 x 120 all called differently & 1 x 60 Traditional.)
1 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
2 Christine J Jackson
3 Christine H Hasman
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Ian Hasman
Rung to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the anniversary of her Coronation.
Rung at the start of the Village Jubilee Street Party & Jubilee Celebrations.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 in 40m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Jayne A Palmer
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 James M Northway
Rung by a Sunday Service band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung prior to the special Jubilee Songs of Praise Service.
After this quarter sixty on thirds was rung up to service time and the bells were stood in Queens.
The tenor of this peal was recast in 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and the second was added in 2004 and dedicated the "Jubilee Bell" to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.
175th quarter peal on the bells since they were rehung and augmented in Sept 2004.
(No. 175)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 James M Northway
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Catherine Wood
6 Yvonne A Woodcock
Rung by the local band starting at 3pm as part of the National Jubilee Ringing during the Thames Pageant to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 James M Northway
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Catherine Wood
6 Yvonne A Woodcock
Rung by the local band starting at 3pm as part of the National Jubilee Ringing during the Thames Pageant to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Paul Toulson
6 James M Northway
Rung on the back six by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rung during the Village Jubilee Community Picnic.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Paul Toulson
6 Sister Maureen Pike
7 Raymond A Cucksey
8 James M Northway
Rung to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung immediately after the special Jubilee Songs of Praise Service.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Paul Toulson
6 Sister Maureen Pike
7 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
8 James M Northway
Rung to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung immediately after the special Jubilee Songs of Praise Service.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Paul Toulson
6 James M Northway
Rung on the back six by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rung during the Village Jubilee Community Picnic.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 in 50m (8–0–8)
1440 Plain Bob Minimus - with a cover
(being 60 extents)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 James M Northway
Rung by a Sunday Service band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung prior to the special Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.
60 extents were rung, each to represent one year of the Queen’s reign.
700th quarter peal as Conductor.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 in 50m (8–0–8)
1440 Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
(being 60 extents)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 James M Northway
Rung by a Sunday Service band prior to the special Jubilee Service to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
60 extents were rung, each to represent one year of the Queen’s reign.
700th quarter peal as Conductor.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (9–3–23)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Raymond A Cucksey
6 Joe Spencer
Rung by a Sunday Service band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung prior to the special Jubilee Songs of Praise Service, after meeting short to ring a Quarter Peal.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 3 June 2012 (9–3–23)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
6 Joe Spencer
Rung by a Sunday Service band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung prior to the special Jubilee Songs of Praise Service, after meeting short to ring a Quarter Peal.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Monday, 4 June 2012 (6–3–24)
15 mins of Call Changes
1 Rachel A Woodcock
2 Raymond A Cucksey
3 Yvonne A Woodcock (C)
Rung on the back three (the original three bells) by the local band starting at 10.10pm.
Rung during the lighting of the Village Jubilee Beacon at 10.20pm.
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages for the Jubilee Beacon Lightings.
Potterhanworth bells were called to start ringing at 10.10pm by Metheringham bells.
Potterhanworth bells in turn called Nocton bells to start ringing at 10.25pm.
At 10.24pm the third bell (the ex- Trinity House Buoy Bell) was rung for two mins to mark the lighting of Jubilee Beacons by Trinity House.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Monday, 4 June 2012 in 41m (8–1–11)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Susan Fenner
2 Keith Fenner
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 James M Northway
Rung by a past and present local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rung during the Village Jubilee Picnic on the Green and Jubilee Celebrations.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Monday, 4 June 2012 (8–1–11)
15 mins of Call Changes (calling the bells to Queens & back)
1 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
2 James M Northway
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Jayne A Palmer
5 Catherine Wood
6 Paul Toulson
Rung by the local band starting at 10.25pm.
Rung during the lighting of the Village Jubilee Beacon at 10.26pm.
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages for the Jubilee Beacon Lightings.
Nocton bells were called to start ringing at 10.25pm by Potterhanworth bells.
Rung also during the lighting of the National Beacon by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 10.30pm.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Monday, 4 June 2012 in 43m (6–3–13)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Jayne A Palmer
3 Susan Fenner
4 Keith Fenner
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Paul Toulson
Rung on the back six by a past and present local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung whilst the Jubilee Carnival Parade made its way through the village and whilst the Village Jubilee Celebrations in the form of a Fair & Fete took place.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Monday, 4 June 2012 (6–3–13)
15 mins of Call Changes (calling the bells to Queens & back)
1 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
2 Sister Maureen Pike
3 Paul Toulson
4 Jayne A Palmer
5 James M Northway
Rung on the back five by the local band starting at 10.00pm.
Rung up to the lighting of the Village Jubilee Beacon at 10.15pm.
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages for the Jubilee Beacon Lightings.
Metheringham bells called Potterhanworth bells to start ringing at 10.10pm.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 in 40m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Raymond A Cucksey
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Christine H Hasman
5 Ian Hasman (C)
Rung on the back five after meeting short to ring six, to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Thanks to Ian for calling this quarter after Chris Woodcock got delayed!
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
(No. 176)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 James M Northway
5 Catherine Wood
6 Yvonne A Woodcock
Rung by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 James M Northway
5 Catherine Wood
6 Yvonne A Woodcock
Rung by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 James M Northway
Rung by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 James M Northway
Rung by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 (8–0–8)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes (based Around Queens)
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Catherine Wood
5 James M Northway
Rung by the local band to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Tuesday, 5 June 2012 in 41m (9–3–23)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Ian Hasman
3 Christine H Hasman
4 Graham F Whittaker
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Raymond A Cucksey
Rung to mark 60 glorious years and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “God save the Queen, Long live the Queen”
Rung as part of a chain of ringing between the local villages on the afternoon of the National Service of Thanksgiving and during the Royal Carriage Procession.
After this quarter the bells were called into Queen’s before being stood.
Rung also to mark the restoration, re-gilding and reinstatement of the Church clock to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 10 June 2012 in 44m (8–1–11)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
(being: 3 x 240 Brian D. Price & Leslie W. G. Morris, 4 x 120 all called differently & 1 x 60 Traditional.)
1 Robert H Harvey
2 Susan Fenner
3 Keith Fenner
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 James M Northway
Rung to celebrate the 91st birthday today of H.R.H. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Rung during this Jubilee year to mark the fact that Prince Philip has stood by and supported Her Majesty the Queen throughout her 60 year reign.
Wishing the Duke of Edinburgh a speedy recovery after his recent ill health.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 17 June 2012 in 35m (6–3–24)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus - With Covers
(being 53 extents; rung with 5,6 covering)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
6 James M Northway
Rung by the local band in memory of our dear friend and former local ringer Sue Scouller, who sadly passed away 8 years ago today.
The fourth bell in this tower was dedicated in memory of Sue in September 2004 after the re-hanging and augmentation of the bells, something which Sue was looking forward too but sadly never saw.
The band wish to associate local ringer Ron Applewhite with this quarter.
50th quarter peal double handed: 1-2.
(No. 177)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Saturday, 30 June 2012 in 46m (8–1–11)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Susan Fenner
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Keith Fenner
6 James M Northway
Rung by a past and present local band during the Church’s Flower Festival to mark the 150th anniversary of the building and opening of this Church.
The Church was built as a memorial to Lord Frederick John Robinson, first Earl of Ripon, who owned Nocton Estate, and was consecrated on 16th December 1862.
(No. 2 of 2)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 1 July 2012 in 44m (8–1–11)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Christine H Hasman
5 Ian Hasman
Rung on the back five (after meeting one short to ring all six) during the Church’s Flower Festival to mark the 150th anniversary of the building and opening of this Church.
The Church was built as a memorial to Lord Frederick John Robinson, first Earl of Ripon, who owned Nocton Estate, and was consecrated on 16th December 1862.
(No. 1 of 2)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Sunday, 1 July 2012 in 44m (8–0–8)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
(being 53 extents)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Paul Toulson
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 James M Northway
Rung by the Sunday Service band prior to the Group Service to celebrate the Church’s Patronal Festival, the feast of Saint Peter (29th June).

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Friday, 27 July 2012 (6–3–24)
12 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung by the local band at 8.12am as part of "All the Bells" to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Rung whilst BBC Look North was present, filming us ringing for a news item.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Friday, 27 July 2012 in 40m (6–3–24)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
(being: 2 x 240 Brian D. Price & Leslie W. G. Morris, 6 x 120 all called differently & 1 x 60 Traditional.)
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Lindsey Arkley
4 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
5 Ian Hasman
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung starting at 20.12 (8.12pm) to celebrate the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, ringing up to 9.00pm for the Opening Ceremony.
Rung on bells ALL cast by British bell founders at bell foundry’s within the United Kingdom!!!
Whilst this quarter was being rung the Red Arrows flew over on their way back home to RAF Scampton after their fly past down in London.
Circled the tower (and as conductor) 14 times to quarter peals, since the bells were rehung and augmented in Sept 2004: 4.
(No. 180)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Monday, 10 September 2012 in 44m (6–3–24)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 John Fry
5 Christine J Jackson
6 Robert H Harvey
Specially arranged and rung half muffled by a local band in affectionate memory of Gwendoline Maud Walker “Gwen” who sadly passed away on 19th July 2012 at the age of 94. Today would have been Gwen’s 95th birthday.
Gwen has been Verge here at St. Andrew’s for many years as well as sitting on the PCC. She was a great supporter of the Church and a loyal member of the congregation.
Gwen was also a great supporter of the bells, especially during the time after the Millennium when we were fundraising to rehang our three bells and augment them to six and she loved to hear the bells being rung. She was a good friend to the ringers and always came into the belfry on a Sunday morning to say hello and wish us well. She will be greatly missed by us all.
Rung also remembering Leslie Walker, Gwen’s late husband, who was also a great supporter of the Church and a loyal member of the congregation, who passed away three years ago, both of whom are now reunited.
The band wish to associate Ron Applewhite, long standing member of the local band, with this quarter.
(No. 182)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Saturday, 29 September 2012 in 39m (6–3–24)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
(being 53 extents)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
The Annual Culfrey Quarter Peal.
Rung on the back five (after meeting short to ring Doubles) by the local band on Michaelmas Day to mark the start of the ringing of the Culfrey Bell (the tenor) each evening at 7pm between Michaelmas Day & Lady Day, a local tradition dating back to the seventeenth century to help guide lost travelers off the fens to the safety of the village.
This quarter was rung starting at 6.20pm and was followed by the Culfrey Bell (the tenor) being rung at 7pm.
(No. 183)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 30 September 2012 in 43m (8–1–11)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Robert H Harvey
2 Sister Maureen Pike
3 John Fry
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 James M Northway
Rung by the local band prior to the Harvest Festival.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 7 October 2012 in 42m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
2 John Fry
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Jayne A Palmer
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 James M Northway
Rung by the Sunday Service band prior to the Harvest Festival.
Rung also to mark the 80th anniversary of Ron Applewhite learning to ring. Ron started to learn to ring in October 1932 at the age of 12 at St John’s Washingborough. He is a loyal and long standing member of the local band here at Potterhanworth and is the oldest ringing member of the Lincoln Diocesan Guild at the age of 92 years & 8 months. Sadly Ron was unable to ring in this quarter.
(No. 184)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 7 October 2012 in 45m (9–3–23)
1320 Doubles (2m/3v)
(being: 2 extents each of Newborough, Grandsire, Seighford, April Day & 3 extents of Plain Bob.)
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Christine H Hasman
3 Paul Toulson
4 Ian Hasman
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung prior to the Harvest Festival and to mark the end of the Harvest Thanksgiving Weekend.
First quarter in the variations Newborough & Seighford for all the band.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Blankney, Lincolnshire
Estate Church of St Oswald's
Thursday, 11 October 2012 (5–3–11)
20 Mins Of Chiming Rounds
1 Christopher C P Woodcock
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Paul Toulson
Rung prior to the Estate Harvest Festival.
It had been hoped that the restoration of the tower stone work would be complete so that ringing be allowed to restart on all the bells in time for today’s service. It was intended to ring the Annual Harvest Quarter Peal however the tower work is behind schedule and ringing is still limited to the chiming of the front three bells.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Sunday, 14 October 2012 (6–3–13)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
5 Paul Toulson
Rung by the local band prior to the Morning Service to celebrate the Church's Patronal Festival, the feast of Saint Wilfrid (12th Oct).

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Saturday, 20 October 2012 in 41m (6–3–13)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 John Fry
4 Paul Toulson
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
The Annual Metheringham Feast Quarter Peal.
Rung on the back five (after meeting short to ring six) by the local band during the annual Metheringham Fayre and Feast which traditionally marks the end of the Harvest and celebrates the Church’s Patronal Festival, the feast of Saint Wilfrid (12th Oct).
Prior to the official opening of the Feast the back four original bells dating from 1620 were rung to call people to the Feast.
750th Quarter as Conductor.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Thursday, 1 November 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Plain Bob Minimus - With A Cover
1 James M Northway
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 John Fry
4 Paul Toulson
5 Sister Maureen Pike
Rung on the back five by the local band on All Saints Day to celebrate the Patronal Festival.
Rung also in memory of Lord Frederick John Robinson, first Earl of Ripon.
Lord Ripon lived with his family at Nocton Hall and owned the Nocton Estate. All Saints Church was built as a memorial to Lord Ripon, being dedicated to All Saints as he was born on All Saints Day (1st November) and the peal of six bells were given by his wife Lady Sarah Albinia Louisa Robinson, Countess of Ripon in memory of him.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Saturday, 10 November 2012 (9–3–23)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 James M Northway
3 John Fry
4 Paul Toulson
5 Joe Spencer
Rung on the back five with the bells half muffled immediately after the Service of Remembrance held at the Village War Memorial in memory of all those who have lost their lives fighting for our Country in conflicts past and present, especially during the two World Wars. We will remember them.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Sunday, 11 November 2012 in 43m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Sister Maureen Pike
3 Jayne A Palmer
4 Christine H Hasman
5 Ian Hasman (C)
6 John Fry
Rung with the bells half muffled on the evening of Remembrance Sunday in memory of all those who have lost their lives fighting for our Country in conflicts past and present, especially during the two World Wars. We will remember them.
Rung especially remembering the 17 men of this parish who lost their lives in the Great War.
The band wish to associate local ringers Christopher Woodcock & Ron Applewhite with this quarter.
(No. 186)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 11 November 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Plain Bob Minimus
1 James M Northway
2 Sister Maureen Pike
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Paul Toulson
Rung on the back four with the bells half muffled by the Sunday Service band prior to the Remembrance Sunday Service in memory of all those who have lost their lives fighting for our Country in conflicts past and present, especially during the two World Wars. We will remember them.
Rung especially remembering Kenneth Dykes a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 31st July 1917 aged 19. Kenneth was a ringer here at All Saints Nocton.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Sunday, 11 November 2012 (8–0–8)
30 Mins Of Plain Bob Minimus
1 James M Northway
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Paul Toulson
Rung on the back four with the bells half muffled by the Sunday Service band prior to the Remembrance Sunday Service in memory of all those who have lost their lives fighting for our Country in conflicts past and present, especially during the two World Wars. We will remember them.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Saturday, 24 November 2012 in 43m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Christine H Hasman
3 Christine J Jackson
4 Paul Toulson
5 Ian Hasman (C)
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung starting at 12 noon to open the village Christmas Market which was being held around the village green.
Rung also in memory of Dr Richard Smith, Lord of the Manor, (died on 24th November 1602), who set up & founded the Christ’s Hospital Endowment for the young people of this village which still exists to this day and in memory of Reverend Arthur Henry Anson (died 24th November 1859), who was Rector of this Parish from 4th May 1847 up to his death on 24th November 1859. Reverend Anson was a great friend to the village of Potterhanworth and was responsible for the rebuilding of the present Church in 1856, the building of the new village school known as the “Anson School” in 1855 and the re-hanging of the original three bells (the present back three) in 1858.
(No. 187)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Friday, 30 November 2012 in 43m (6–3–24)
1320 Single Oxford Bob Minor
(being: 720 & 600)
1 John Fry
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Christine J Jackson
4 Christine H Hasman
5 Ian Hasman
6 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung on St. Andrew’s Day to mark the Church’s Patronal Festival.
Rung also to celebrate the completion of the restoration of the Church Clock and the reinstatement of all four clock faces on the tower with the replacement of the missing South & West faces, the first time all four clock faces have been up since 1946. The clock was originally installed with four clock faces in 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and this recent restoration is to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
(No. 188)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 2 December 2012 in 42m (9–3–23)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
(being: 720 & 540)
1 John Fry
2 Yvonne A Woodcock
3 Christine H Hasman
4 Graham F Whittaker
5 Ian Hasman
6 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung prior to the Christingle Service.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Dunston, Lincolnshire
St Peter's Church
Friday, 7 December 2012 in 44m (8–0–8)
1272 Plain Bob Minimus
(being 53 extents)
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Paul Toulson
Rung on the back four by the local band prior to the Village Carol Service with the blessing of “The Thoughts and Wishes Christmas Tree” in the Churchyard.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 9 December 2012 (8–1–11)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Paul Toulson
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 James M Northway
Rung on the back five by the local band prior to the Witham Group Joint WI Carol Service with members attending from Branston, Heighington, Bardney, Wragby, Horsington, Washingborough, East Barkwith & Nocton.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 9 December 2012 in 20m (8–1–11)
540 Plain Bob Doubles
1 James M Northway
2 Sister Maureen Pike
3 John Fry
4 Paul Toulson
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Yvonne A Woodcock
Rung by the Sunday service band prior to the morning service in anticipation of the forthcoming 150th anniversary of the Consecration of this Church next Sunday (16th December).
Longest touch away from the cover: 1.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Nocton, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 16 December 2012 in 44m (8–1–11)
1320 All Saints Place Doubles
1 John Fry
2 Sister Maureen Pike
3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Andrew F Ramsay
6 James M Northway
Rung by the Sunday Service band prior to the special service to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Consecration of All Saints Church Nocton on 16th December 1862 by the Right Reverend John Jackson, 59th Lord Bishop of Lincoln. Today’s service was attended by the present Lord Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson and George Miles Hobart-Hampden, 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire, representing the Hobart family and who is a descendant of the Countess of Ripon.
The Church was rebuilt through the generosity of Lady Sarah Albinia Louisa Robinson (Nee Hobart), Countess of Ripon, daughter of the 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire, as a memorial to her late husband, Lord Frederick John Robinson, first Earl of Ripon, who owned Nocton Estate & Hall.
The bells were also rung for 20 minutes immediately after the service as the congregation made its way from the Church to the celebratory lunch in the Village Hall.
First quarter peal in the method for all the band.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Monday, 17 December 2012 in 38m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
(being: 9 x 120 & 1 x 180)
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 John Fry
3 Sister Maureen Pike
4 Paul Toulson
5 Andrew F Ramsay
6 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
Rung prior to the Christingle & Carol Service which was attended by Potterhanworth C of E Primary School.
After the service Christmas Carols were chimed on the bells including: Angels from the Realms of Glory, In the Bleak Midwinter, Silent Night, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, We Three Kings of Orient Are, Once in Royal David's City & We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
200th known Quarter Peal to be rung on the bells, the first being rung on the original three (the back three) in 1999.
(No. 190)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Blankney, Lincolnshire
Estate Church of St Oswald's
Thursday, 20 December 2012 (8–3–26)
30 Mins Of Rounds and Call Changes
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 John Fry
4 Yvonne A Woodcock
5 Sister Maureen Pike
6 Paul Toulson
Rung by the local band prior to the Blankney Hunt Carol Service.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 23 December 2012 in 43m (9–3–23)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Sister Maureen Pike
2 Jayne A Palmer
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Paul Toulson
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung by the local band immediately after the village candlelit Carol Service, led by the “Silver Sounds” band.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Blankney, Lincolnshire
Estate Church of St Oswald's
Sunday, 23 December 2012 in 42m (6–3–26)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Paul Toulson
2 John Fry
3 Yvonne A Woodcock
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 James M Northway
Rung by the local band prior to the Estate candlelit service of Nine Lessons & Carols.
Rung to celebrate the completion of the restoration of the tower, this being the first quarter on the bells since ringing ceased in March 2012.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Monday, 24 December 2012 in 39m (6–3–24)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Paul Toulson
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 James M Northway
Rung by the local band prior to the Christmas Eve Carol & Crib Service.
(No. 191)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
St Wilfrid's Church
Monday, 24 December 2012 in 44m (6–3–13)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1–2 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
3 Paul Toulson
4 Jayne A Palmer
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung on the back six by the local band prior to the candlelit Christmas Eve Family Carol & Crib Service.

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire
St Andrew's Church
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 in 40m (6–3–24)
1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Robert H Harvey
2–3 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
4 Sister Maureen Pike
5 Yvonne A Woodcock
6 James M Northway
Rung by the local band prior to the Christmas Morning Service, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
50th quarter peal: 1.
(No. 192)

Saint Andrew's and All Saints Society
Branston, Lincolnshire
All Saints Church
Sunday, 30 December 2012 in 44m (9–3–23)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
(being: 9 x 120 & 1 x 180)
1 Yvonne A Woodcock
2 Jayne A Palmer
3 Christine H Hasman
4 Ian Hasman
5 Christopher C P Woodcock (C)
6 Cllr Raymond A Cucksey
Rung to mark the 50th anniversary of the bells being rung for the first time less than a week after the devastating fire on Christmas Day 1962. The Church was unusable after the fire but thankfully the tower and bells suffered little damage with just the bell ropes being burnt through. The local ringers borrowed and spliced old ropes so that the bells could be rung the following Sunday after Christmas (the Sunday after the fire), with the service being held in the neighbouring Methodist Chapel.
Local ringer Ron Applewhite age 92 was a member of the local band when the fire happened being the Tower Secretary, and is now the only surviving member of the original Branston band. We were delighted to see Ron ringing with us before this morning’s service.
Rung in thanksgiving for the survival of this fine old peal of bells.