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quarter peal, aged 9 1/4

A year which has seen, for me, three failed quarter peal attempts has drawn to a close with a successful quarter peal on the last day of the year. This was my third quarter peal, and the second in which I have rung ‘inside’, but the notable thing about this one is that it was the first for the treble, Adam, who is aged just 9. We rang 1260 changes of Plain Bob Doubles, and apart from a glitch in the middle when I almost lost my place, was generally uneventful. A nice way to end the year, and tonight we shall ring in the New Year at midnight – a good way to start 2006.

On Saturday morning, 31 December 2005, at the Church of Saint James, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire, a Quarter Peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles was rung in 49 minutes.
Weight of Tenor: 11-2-13 1/2 in G#
*Adam Safford Treble Simon Kershaw 4
Stephen M White 2 Michael V White 5
D Tom Cruyfft 3 Robin Safford 6
Conducted by Michael V White
* First Quarter Peal, at age of 9 years
Rung on the conductor’s 70th birthday

1 comment

  • Cally Perry says:

    Hi Simon,

    I’ve somehow just found your ringing blog now, thanks to my friend Laura quoting you on Stedman. I see that you’re ringing with my friend Michael White. We had a wonderful time staying with him and Bridgit a few years ago, and I’d like to drop them a line. Do you have an email address for him? If not, would you wish him a belated happy 70th from Cally & Elaine?

    Tx, Cally/Gaude

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