Bell ringing, as has been said before, encompasses many things – a skill, a hobby, a challenge and social but to name a few – and our activities this month have covered many of these.
We started November with a quarter peal rung on the evening of November 1st to celebrate Dick Street’s significant birthday and the arrival of Richard and Gill Loyd’s first granddaughter.
November 4th saw some of the bell ringers travel to Oxford to ring at 5 different Oxford towers some with 10 bells which was a new experience for some, the day concluded with an Indian meal enjoyed by all those who took part.
November 11th was The Branch Social, a barn dance held in Harwell Village Hall and a good time was had by all those who attended.
November 12th Remembrance Sunday heard the bells rung half muffled in memory of all those who had lost their lives or been injured in 1st & 2nd World Wars and in conflicts since.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is being performed in Blewbury Church at the end of November and the beginning of December, so there will be some changes to our normal ringing pattern of Friday and Sundays. There will be no ringing for Sunday morning services on 26th November and 3rd December and no Friday evening practice on 1st December. There will however be ringing for the choral evensong on the evening of 3rd December, do listen out for the bells. You are most welcome to come and see what ringing is all about any Friday evening 8 – 9.30 pm.