Reports have been coming in throughout the day of your achievements and they are a joy to read making the only conclusion that the Campaign for 2012 was a success. You all gave your time, your energy, your skill, your laughter and your enthusiasm to make it so. You have gained new listeners who are proud of what you did and why you rang, and they will surely spread the word for next year with great delight. So we say again, THANK YOU BELLRINGERS EVERYWHERE.
Here are three more happy bands that celebrated England’s Day and showed the flag. A few of the many wonderful ringers, and children, throughout the country that helped make the campaign such a success.
The Campaign has been receiving many messages of praise and a strong enthusiasm to build on this year and make next even better. This is excellent and happy news and gives us great heart to continue.
Last night’s episode of The Archers had Lily ringing her heart out and what a sound it made. They rang and rang and rang as a backdrop to the scene of the churchyard bathed in spring sunshine, as they sat and chatted surrounded by fresh grass sprinkled with wild flowers and the sound of nesting birds. A perfect English scene.
Go to The Archers Blog and read all about the Campaign ‘Ringing for England’
We celebrate not only the name of England’s Patron Saint but also his flag and the St. George cross has been flying from many church towers. Just such a church is St. Andrews in Butterwick, Nr. Boston in Lincolnshire. Here the band were getting into the spirit of the day and proud to show the flag after they had rung a quarter peal of Plain Bob Doubles.
Late news of towers still wanting to join in all over the country. Some are really getting into the mood to ring out wearing red and white for the flag and one such band will be ringing out at St. Mary’s in Bridgewater. Many will be rewarding themselves after their hard work with a sample of Real English Ale. Have a great day.
All around the city of Cheltenham there will be bells ringing from the centre right out to the surrounding villages. With great enthusiasm the ringers have taken up the challenge and will be ringing out for St. George.
More church towers are joining in including the Cathedral of Ripon with its tremendous13 bells and Bradford Cathedral with its wonderful ring of 12 bells so Yorkshire will be a good place to be as they celebrate St. George.
Whole areas of the county especially in the north will be joining in the campaign and ringing their hearts out on Monday 23rd for St. George.