Combining towers

Over the last few weeks Chawton and Bentworth have joined forces, coming together for Sunday ringing and for Monday practices and this has proved greatly beneficial to both bands.

On Monday this week the practice was held in Chawton. Ten people turned up and we rang call changes, plain hunt, plain bob minimus, plain bob doubles and grandsire.

Excellent practice, admirably led by Chris Hurley from Bentworth.

First weekend ringing

Well, the bells were rung to mark the Wedding of Ophelia Hunter and William Turner on Saturday and again for service this morning but I’m afraid that’s the best I can say about it. A rare visit to the ringing chamber by two of the leading lights of Chawton’s “old” band, Les and Ann Human, enriched the atmosphere this morning.

Spur of the moment practice

On Saturday we decided to hold a practice this evening and tonight Bethany, Bob, Imogen and Janice practised ringing up and down in peal and Bethany, Imogen and Janice all conducted full circle changes.

The Greyfriar benefitted from the revival afterwards and we met up with Martin and Janet.