The day has finally arrived when the Ab Kettleby team can ring all six bells!
The evening was more of a celebration than a practice night. It involved cake and Champagne!
But the serious task of ringing a brand new peal of six bells was the purpose of the evening. This video shows the first and second ringing of rounds on six.
The orange ‘glow’ in the first clip is from the heater – it was a chilly night in the church, tonight!
We had a bit of a mis-hap with the second – the slider is jumping outside of its stop blocks. There is still a bit of tidying up work to do in the bell chamber, and the bolt attaching the slider for number 2 is an incorrect size, and allows a bit of vertical play on the slider – enough to ride above the blocks. Fortunately, easy to reset and carry on ringing.