This city is special to the history of the country as it is the site of Britain’s first martyr ST.ALBAN put to death by Roman decree over 1700 years ago. It is also the country’s oldest site of continuous Christian worship which is why the Cathedral building is of a beguiling mix of architectural merits. A town second only to London in its size, Verulamium with its position on Watling Street, the main Roman road from Dover, up through the centre of the country ending in Wroxter played a major part in its growth. It was then sacked by Boudicca in AD60 as part of her revenge against the Romans. In spite of this setback ST.ALBANS rose again to become the thriving cosmopolitan centre of today. And at its heart is the ancient Cathedral Abbey playing a major role in welcoming everyone with its 13 recently cast bells. On April 23rd a band of volunteers will ring these bells and in honour of ST.GEORGE they will be ringing a PEAL. Go and cheer them on.