The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King!!

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King!! What happens in the bell tower? After eleven days of mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, bell ringers everywhere will be “getting back to normal”. The muffles will be taken off the clappers and stored ready for our next act of remembrance as our memories of recentContinue reading “The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King!!”

Catch-up, and Planning for a Busy Autumn!

The evenings are drawing in, the weather is a little cooler and the butterflies are begining to search out sheltered places to hibernate. The ringing room is a favourite place for them and we will find them now all through the autumn and winter. If they emerge whilst we are ringing we gently encourage themContinue reading “Catch-up, and Planning for a Busy Autumn!”

Visit to St.Neots including a Tower Tour

Some of our ringers had expressed an interest in ringing at St.Neots, our 10-bell, 29cwt neighbour. Knowing that access to the bells and top of the tower was easy I made arrangement with tower captain Alban Forster for us to visit one Friday evening. Through mutual agreement we decided on the 19th August and weContinue reading “Visit to St.Neots including a Tower Tour”

First Visiting Team for Three Years!!

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 weContinue reading “First Visiting Team for Three Years!!”

Ringers and Singers Safari Supper

After record temperatures earlier in the week Gransden Ringers and Singers (bell ringers and church choiristers) were able to enjoy their annual safari supper on Friday evening relaxing in each others gardens. We have held this event for several years, there being a close link between the tower and the choir. As dusk drew nearContinue reading “Ringers and Singers Safari Supper”

Another Tower Visit and Ringing for the Revellers

Thursday 30th June gave us an opportunity to ring at Bourn for our practice. The church was being used for a dress rehearsal of the Revellers Time Travel performance scheduled for the 1st to 3rd July. Rather than cancel the practice we popped across the border to Bourn and were greeted by long term ringingContinue reading “Another Tower Visit and Ringing for the Revellers”

Ringing at Peterborough Cathedral

We had arranged to visit Peterborough Cathedral on 23th March 2020 but the pandemic lockdown stopped all social interaction the week before and we had to postpone. Two and a bit years on and we were able to re-arrange our trip and we agreed a date with Peterborough, Monday 13th June 2022. Ten of usContinue reading “Ringing at Peterborough Cathedral”