On Thursday 14th July, the Garlickhythe Guild rang its first full peal. It took 2 hours 51 minutes and rung in a method called Plain Bob Doubles. For 4 for the band it was their first ever peal attempt. Everyone felt a good sense of achievement at the end. Garlickhythe Guild of Change Ringers City […]
Matthew Sheasby achieved his first peal on Wednesday 16th September, on the Royal Jubilee Bells. This was a peal of Grandsire Triples, which (in common with all peals of “Triples”) features every single permutation possible on seven bells (5040 changes). It took 2 hours 52 minutes to complete. The band included Matthew’s father, Christopher, and […]
On Wednesday 9th September HM The Queen became the country’s longest serving monarch. A number of boats from the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant sailed down the Thames in celebration. The Royal Jubilee Bells, now permanently situated on the north bank, rang out in the evening to echo this celebration. A peal attempt starting at 6pm […]
On Thursday 27th August we had a practice with a difference, namely a visit to ring the newly rehung single bell at St Margaret Pattens on Eastcheap. The bell was raised, but when it was set by the 3rd person, the stay broke. On inspection, this old stay was cracked in an unusual place along […]
The next in the series of “first quarter pealers” was Richard Harris, who rang the treble to Plain Bob Doubles. Garlickhythe Guild of Change Ringers City of London The Royal Jubilee Bells at St James Garlickhythe Thursday, 9 July 2015 in 42 mins (9–1–25 in G♯) 1260 Plain Bob Doubles 1 Richard J Harris 2 […]
After almost 3 years since starting to learn, Jonathan Rawlings achieved his first quarter peal, on what was a very hot evening! Garlickhythe Guild of Change Ringers City of London The Royal Jubilee Bells at St James Garlickhythe Thursday, 25 June 2015 in 42 mins (9–1–25 in G sharp) 1260 Plain Bob […]
The Garlickhythe Guild gathered for its annual photograph on the occasion of Mark White’s 88th birthday. Left to right: Alison Hammond, Ian Stockwell, Helen Lincoln, Michael Day, Adrian Udal, Mark White, Michael Clements, Mark Walland, Jonathan Rawlings, John Sutton, Christopher Stocks, Dickon Love, Richard Harris, Nolan Marchand, Geoff Foster.
On 24th July 2014, we held our first practice at St James Garlickhythe for several months following the replacement of 4 of the headstocks. (The Whitechapel Bell Foundry’s supplier of headstocks failed them by supplying headstocks with a manufacturing fault. Once this was discovered, the foundry replaced the faulty headstocks free of charge.) Bubbly was […]
The Garlickhythe Guild visited the Great British Beer Festival on 14th August 2014 in preference to the weekly practice. We ARE a sociable lot!
The peal board commemorating the first peal on the bells (rung on the Ursula Katharine on the River Thames) and the first peal in the tower, arrived on 28th August 2014. This beautiful board was made by Maggie Willans and will shortly be put up on the wall of the ringing room.