The Monday Morning Quarter Pealers
I started arranging Quarter Peals on Monday mornings at towers I could manage both for weight and access when I felt confident that I could start ringing again after an operation for an abdominal aneurysm. As well as helping me to keep ringing I have looked out for opportunities to help ringers to advance their ringing and have also made opportunities to practice conducting. The standard of ringing is high but we are a very friendly group and I like to consolidate this friendship by adjourning to a local hostelry for refreshments after ringing! I am also arranging a quarter peal at Welbourn when there is an evening service. As word has got around the numbers wishing to ring has grown. In 2010 we rang 47 Quarter Peals in which 41 ringers took part!
During 2011 I intend to encourage more ringers to have a go at conducting as there seems to be a shortage of people prepared to do this.
In arranging the quarter peals, after having selected the band, I then decide on a method to ring which will produce the best possible striking. I am sure all who have taken part will agree that this approach has been successful coupled with the quiet and friendly conducting.
Amongst the 24 methods rung in 2010 the following are of particular interest : College Exercise, London Scholars' Pleasure and Sandal Treble Bob Minor, Ketteringham Surprise Minor, Havant, Southwell and London Surprise Major.
If any Lincolnshire ringer would like to join us let me know what you would like to ring or conduct and Iíll do my best to fit you in but there is quite a waiting list!
If you would like to take up John's offer of ringing 1/4 peals, he can be e-mailed by clicking