Bath & Wells Diocesan Association
St John Baptist
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 in 13m (16–1–7)
Tolling Single Bell
I have been ringing this morning at St John’s. On my own for 11.11..11am non- ceremony. (SEE the CENTRAL COUNCIL WEBSITE attached) I tolled the 9th (tenor for light ten) for about 13 minutes between 10.45 and 11 am between the quarter chimes on the clock. It was getting boring so I decided to ring some Bristol S Major following the line and varying the speed as necessary, I thought about 224 rows would fill the time neatly, but after 5 leads I glanced at the clock, and that broke the concentration. - so there- I had fallen off the line and had no-one to put me back on! There was a few minutes time left to go and eventually I set the bell up just as the clock chimes started for 11 am. As the hour struck 11 ,I heard the Westlands siren go to start the two mins silence. That was good timing, don’t you think? Just luck! There was no official ceremony at the Borough War Memorial but I understand the Mayor was going to attend in his personal capacity - I hope he was listening. ROGER FOX
The Weekly Journal for Church Bell Ringers since 1911