22 ringers and friends from the Coventry area descended on Alderney on Weds Sept 5th. With the first half of the group arriving at 8.45 and the final stragglers leaving on the 18.20 we had their company for the whole day. Ringing took place at both St Anne’s and the Training Centre, and we also gave some of the group their first taste of handbell ringing. The group were of mixed experience and of course very friendly so the local ringers were invited to join them at both towers. Everyone had an opportunity to explore the island and all reported a very clear intention to return for a ‘proper’ holiday – not just a day trip.

Photo: some of the Coventry ringers in St Anne’s belfry

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