Towers are signing up from Somerset to ring out on April 23rd and one of these is St. Catherine’s in MONTACUTE. The village grew as a result of being on the cross over of several Roman roads. In the 11thC the parish was part of the Tintinhull Hundred and later, in the 12thC St. Catherine’s was built. The tower originally had 5 bells but later a sixth was added and today these ancient bells will be part of the celebrations for St. George’s Day by being an ‘open house’ for all to come and ‘have a go’ at ringing a church bell. So for anyone in the Yeovil district come and join the remarkable Rendell family where three generations will be able to show you the ropes. Perhaps it is no coincidence therefore that bell ringing is why Montacute has the record for England’s longest life expectancy!