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Ever wanted to ring bells?

For some time at St Ives there has been no regular ringing of the church bells. At long last something will be done about this, and Michael White, tower captain at neighbouring Hemingford Grey, has offered to teach a new band.

So this morning, after Church, Jenny and I stayed behind to hear what Michael had to say. I suppose nearly a dozen others were there too.

Michael set up a bell (number 5) at backstroke, and then we each, under his supervision, pulled it down, Michael catching the sally and re-setting the bell.

We agreed to start learning how to do this, so that our bells can once again sound out regularly to announce worship and other celebrations at the Church. First practice, tomorrow night.