See the weather cock regain its perch

January 8th, 2009 David

weather cockSunday 18th January is the great day when the reguilded weather cock finally regains its perch high above the village.

The renovation of the weather cock was sponsored by John Vale of Regent Garage and bell-ringing captain, John Matthews. Both Johns will help cement the vane in place on the day.

There will also be one final opportunity for the brave and hardy to climb to the top of the scaffolding and admire the wonderful views. Anyone interested is asked to pay a £50 donation to the cost of the new chancel roof. Phone Christine on 01664 464802 asap to reserve your place.

The day will start from 11am, with the church opening for refreshments from 12 until 1pm. The re-fixing of the weather cock is expected to take place at 12.30.

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YouTube video: Ringing in 2009

January 5th, 2009 David

YouTube video part 3It was an auspicious last day of 2008 as the bell-ringers made ready to ring in the New Year. The bell ringers had been first to discover the damage caused to the spire by the earthquake back in February. Some ten months after they were silenced, this was to be the first time all six bells would ring out over the village.

Our thanks to bell-ringing captain, John Matthews, his wife Christine, and other members of the team – Roy, Barry, Ken, Andrew and Mark – for allowing me to film the event. And to Richard for taking photographs as villagers met on the crossroads at the stroke of midnight.

Click on the image on the right to view the video clip.

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