Extra ringing on Alderney

A group of 12 experienced bellringers from Reading were on-island from Aug 17 – 24th. 11 of them and Helen McGregor rang a peal of Yorkshire S Max at St Anne’s on Weds afternoon Aug 21st.. They also rang 3 full peals on Wells Bells and a peal on handbells in their rented house – St John’s but they also supported a number of training initiatives for the local ringers

 Over the last 2 summers the Alderney ringers have been teaching Jane Trought’s grandaughter  – Ines Picchioni – to ring & she rang her first ever quarter peal with the visitors. Peter Bevis rang a quarter peal of Yorkshire S Max, Aaron  rang in 2 quarter peals AND a full peal on Wells Bells. Philippa Arditti called a 720 of bob minor, June Banister, Victoria McAllister, Aileen Wilson, Heather Winder & Donald Hughes all took the opportunity to consolidate their advanced methods – with a special practice to concentrate of Cambridge minor, a qtr peal of St Simons’ bob triples and an advanced practice for Cornwall , Cambridge major, DNCBM & Stedman triples

 All of this group – along with at least another 24 other ringers – will be returning to Alderney in August 2020 for another week of extensive ringing

Photo is of band that rang the peal at St Anne’s

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