Quarter Peal Week

18th - 26th July 2015

This year we held a very successful quarter peal week. There were a total of  16 quarters scored at 14 different towers around the district. Altogether 46 ringers took part with some notable achievements, a few of which, included, a 1st quarter for Zoe (aged 14) from Lugwardine . Barbara Fox (district secretary) conducted her first quarter peal. Roger Moss (Master South) and Sylvia Brewer rang their first quarter on 8 bells. Also, Maddie (aged 12) rang her first quarter of Grandsire.

A big well done to everyone who took part!!

 

Full details of all the quarters rung can be found on Bell Board

 

A few photos from the weeks events

Tarrington, Herefordshire

Drinks after a successful quarter! Tarrington, SS Philip & James 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

Woolhope, Herefordshire

Barbara's first as conductor! Woolhope, St George 1260 Grandsire Doubles

Lugwardine, Herefordshire

Zoe's first quarter Lugwardine, St Peter 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire

Little Dewchurch, St David 1260 Doubles (9m/32v)

Fownhope, Herefordshire

Fownhope, St Mary 1260 Doubles (3m/6v)

Bacton Herefordshire

Bacton, St Faith 1272 Minimus (2m)

Something a bit different from St Peter's, Hereford.....

 

Also during quarter peal week, a few of us had the opportunity to have a look at the bells of St Peter's Hereford. They are a fine sounding derelict ring of five bells, tenor weight around 18cwt in E. The oldest bell in the ring is the treble which is c1450.

While the bells are currently unringable, we were able to clock the bells, this is when a rope is tied around the clapper so that it can be pulled against the side of the bell. After knocking some dust off and a little bit of practise, we managed to get through a few pieces, including Plain Bob, Grandsire and Stedman, which we were all very pleased with

 

We made a  recording

so that you can all have

the chance to listen!

Here's a little Plain Hunt!

 

St Peter's, Hereford

Bells 2, 3 and 4

St Peter's, Hereford

Getting up close to the bells at St. Peter's, Hereford

St. Peter's, Hereford

The tenor at St. Peter's, Hereford

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