The 7th Scottish Handbell Day

Our seventh Scottish Handbell Day started with Plain Bob, finished with Glasgow and in between there was a lot more Plain Bob, fun with other plain methods, extremely satisfactory plain hunting, and well, just more fun.

We had a smaller pool of ringers on this day, which sometimes isn't a bad thing, and we welcomed three new faces to the handbell day: Margaret, Colin and Isabel.  And we were pleased to help Isobel get her first quarter in hand.

We were also joined for a session by three pupils from the Mount Vernon Handbell Club sessions, and were able to give each of them a boost forward - especially Ben, one of our newest ringers.  He had never plain hunted before, and by the end of his session was ringing Plain Hunt Minimus with great confidence.

We spent more sessions than usual on practices instead of quarter peals, so our performance count is lower than in previous years.  However, the whole day seemed to us to be a useful mixture of attempting some ambitious things and taking advantage of a pool of ringers to help consolidate existing skills.  We did ring a quarter peal of Bristol Major, which was bumpy but satisfying.

After Simon's usual sumptuous tea, most of our ringers started heading home, and is is usual now for the final gasps of a handbell day, we gathered together the remaining ringers and made them ring 3 leads of Kent Maximus.  I know Colin and Isobel didn't think it was possible, but they were wrong!  I am not sure whose idea it was then to try a course of Glasgow, but we did it (although I am not sure how).

The next handbell day is the first Saturday in October.

Scottish Association
Glasgow
1 Albany Quadrant
Saturday 11 May 2013
1344 Plain Bob Major
1-2   Robin R Churchill
3-4   Julia R Cater
5-6   Jonathan S Frye (C)
7-8   Isabel Crane
First in hand: 7-8.
 
Scottish Association
Glasgow
1 Albany Quadrant
Saturday 11 May 2013
1344 Plain Bob Major
1-2   Seph Shewell Brockway
3-4   Stephen A Elwell-Sutton
5-6   Colin P North
7-8   Simon J Gay (C)
First away from the tenors: 5-6.

 

Scottish Association
Glasgow
1 Albany Quadrant
Saturday 11 May 2013
1312 Bristol Surprise Major
1-2   Angela H Deakin
3-4   Julia R Cater
5-6   Tina R Stoecklin
7-8   Simon J Gay (C)

More about