I organised a handbell day today – this is something that other associations and guilds do, to promote and further handbell ringing in their local area. Although I’ve read about them, I’ve never been to one, so wasn’t sure how it would would (too much handbell ringing can sometimes melt your brain), but wanted to give it a go. So this was a bit of an experiment.
Luckily lots of friends also wanted to give it a go, so we met today in Coggeshall to see how it went. The important matter of cake was provided by Vicki Chapman and Gill Sparling, and David Sparling, Paul Cammiade and Simon Rudd provided patient and helpful guidance to us.
Ringing varied from Plain Bob to Kent TB Major, and we scored 2 quarter peals!
I know I’m biased, but I think it went really well – everyone enjoyed themselves, and I think that lots of us got something from it.
Watch this space – more to come later this year… Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to know more