GAMLINGAY BELL RINGERS


Website last updated 10 December 2017





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  • Gamlingay ringers Christmas Dinner



    Thanks to Amanda for taking this group photo in the Wheatsheaf.... lovely meal.


  • Scarecrow festival

    The theme of the bellringers scarecrows was the Mars Advertisement.


  • Congratulations to Bronwen

    Update: Bronwen rang her first quarter peal of Surprise Minor on an inside bell on 29th May at Caxton.
    Well done to Bronwen and to Alex, who's first quarter of surprise minor was also on that day.



    Bronwen has called her second quarter peal, this time at Gamlingay and on Sunday 7th February 2016 and as sole conductor. Details can be found here http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/pdf.php?id=991703.
    Congratulations Bronwen and we hope to see many more quarters from you in the future.

    Bronwen has gone on to call her first quarter peal, which was at Houghton on 27th August, details can be found here http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=969628

    Our youngest ringer Bronwen (aged 13) scored her first quarter peal at her first attempt only 7 months after her first ringing lesson and her third quarter peal and first on an inside bell 18 months after starting to ring.



  • 2016 Christmas Tree Festival

    As is the custom the Bell Ringers entered a Christmas tree in the festival this year.
    The theme of our tree was BREXIT and we came joint 3rd in the voting.



               


  • Village Show 2015

    The bell ringers had a stall as usual at the Gamlingay Village Show in the grounds of the Village College.
    This year we exhibited the Maplestead Mini-Ring and people were invited to come along and try their hand at ringing on these mini tower bells. This proved very popular with the younger children, who just wanted to make as much noise as possible! Full circle ringing proved a little trickier but after a bit of practice and a pint of real ale success was achieved, some even managing to ring two bells at once. 


     


  • 2015 ringers outing to Rutland

    For our outing this year we visited and rang at All Saints, Stamford, All Saints, Oakham, SS Peter & Paul, Preston, SS Peter & Paul, Uppingham, and St Andrew, Lyddington. A sustaining lunch was well received at the Horse & Jockey at Manton.
    The Gamlingay 2015 ringing  outing photo taken at Lyddington by Andrew Smith.


2017 Outing to Suffolk

We were blessed with good weather for outing of 12 ringers to the
Suffolk towers of Woolpit(6), Stowmarket(8), Henley(8), Offton(8),
Kersey(8) and Lavenham(8). There was a mixture of light, medium and
heavy bells and all were in excellent condition. We struggled a bit with
the two tenors over 1 ton in weight but even so Bronwen, with the encouragement of Iain, managed to ring
all 6 tenor bells, an achievement as she prefers to ring the Gamlingay
2nd!

The first tower, the light 6 at Woolpit.

Letting our ample lunch go down at The Brook Inn.

Waiting for the key holder to arrive at Offton.

The ground floor 8 at Offton.

The imposing and beautifully carved church at Lavenham.

ASSOCIATION OF RINGING TEACHERS (ART)
Diana has now completed Modules 1 & 2 of the Integrated Teacher Training Scheme (ITTS)

Diana attended the ITTS Module 1 training scheme held at Over on 18th April and the Module 2 course at Stretham on 23rd October. These courses give her the skill to teach new recruits to safely handle a bell and to go on to acquire the ability to start ringing as part of a change ringing band.
She is now looking for someone to teach to ring, so if you are someone or know of someone who would like to be taught
please contact us using the contact link on the left.
Diana will be teaching using the Tower Captain as mentor and will be assessed on her performance.


The 4th and 5th bells have had adjustable crown staples made by Taylors at Loughborough
so that tapered washers will no longer be needed to adjust the striking of the bells.

 



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