Alderney uses Long Length & Reading ringers for training

Setting up a full programme of training for the Alderney ringers was easy with so many great ringers on hand to strengthen the bands. Training was split between St Anne’s and Wells Bells – the new Channel Islands’ Ringing Centre. Over the week we ‘christened’ Wells Bells with a peal of Wells Delight with the band including John & June Wells. Then June ring her first plain course of bob max. Aaron scored his first quarter of treble bobbing on 8 in fine style as the band rang 8 spliced, Victoria rang her first qtr surprise major (Cambridge), Donald rang a qtr on the treble for bob triples & June rang the treble for a qtr of Grandsire triples. We rang a lovely peal of Grandsire triples which contained 2 first pealers – June on treble and Aaron on the tenor. We scored some very useful ‘revision’ quarters too – bob royal, 2 qtrs of Yorkshire major & another 8 spliced major meant everyone achieved something. Our regular practice night was far more interesting than usual and both our Sunday Service ringing & WW1 commemorative half-muffled ringing were all much more ‘professional’. There was much talk of Alderney becoming the new Lundy now we have an obviously available & very fine ring of 12 plus Wells Bells – we are waiting for the first enquiry

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