One man’s ringing week

Last Saturday I attended an education day run near Andover by the Winchester & Portsmouth Guild on the topic “Plain Hunting on 5 Bells & Trebling to Doubles Methods”. It was an all-day intensive course covering the subject matter both in theory and practice. The first practical session started with me (and others) fumbling basic bell control but the last session in the afternoon saw me trebling to several plain courses with considerable ease.

I was tired on Sunday, I am quite old after all.

On Monday with St Nicholas still flooded, five of us (and several from St Lawrence, Alton) joined the practice at Bentworth where we were all able to progress our skills at comfortable rates. We were introduced to the delights of a “special for beginners” version of Plain Bob – Nervous Breakdown Bob Doubles.

On Friday I accepted the kind invitations to ring at Blackmoor (the tower that wobbles during ringing) where I indulged in some Plain Bob Doubles.

This morning two of us attended the Learners & Improvers session in St Lawrence, Alton before indulging in a lunchtime pint in the Eight Bells while setting the world to rights.


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