We usually welcome two or three bands/teams every year when they request to ring our bells on their outings to churches in the area. The last group was on the 20th September 2019. Covid intervened and so it has been almost three years since we have had that pleasure, but on Tuesday 16th August we were very pleased to greet ringers from Swaffham Bulbeck on their “mini” outing.
Gransden was the first tower and the company included several ringing friends. We were particularly pleased to see Maggie who had wanted to ring our bells during the Jubilee weekend open ringing session, but she missed the opportunity by just a few minutes.
The ringing included call changes, Plain Bob Doubles and Stedman Doubles and they finished with an excellent ring down in peal.
Their next stop was Bourn which is an 8-bell tower, and we understand that they had a very good lunch at the Stove!
They were our 104th band of visiting ringers since our records bagan (25th August 1970), and we hope to receive many more in the years to come.
The photo shows some of the ringers, with resident tower captain Sheila ringing the treble (on the left).