Thursday 17th August 2017
Yet another hugely successful Quarter Peal Week for the District! (That’s a week including 2 weekends, as has become traditional). We’ve been doing this for 4 years now and incredible that each year has topped the one which went before. So, this year saw an almighty total of 32 quarter peals, as well as three quarter-peal-lengths of Devon call changes at Walsham, Wattisfield and Redgrave. There were only 3 losses. Some of the less loved and more challenging towers in the District were rung during the week and a large number of the membership from all five Deaneries took part.
An enjoyable day out in the Mildenhall Deanery resulted in four quarters that day and new member Alison Evans is to be congratulated on her enthusiasm and resulting progress, and also Gordon Slack who rang his 500th quarter during the week. Notable too was the involvement of many of our younger ringers, enthusiastically embracing Singles and Minimus, as well as Royal at the other end of the spectrum. The quarter at Bury was Alex Tatlow's first on 10 and as conductor. The leading conductor was Louis Suggett with 11, but Alex Tatlow and Lesley Wilson both conducted 5 each, and in total there were 10 conductors.
Thanks are also due to our friends from other Districts who took part in some of the quarters. As well as the impressive ringing achievements, the Quarter Peal Week also managed to raise a huge amount for Help for Heroes – so thanks, and well done to all.