Horton's 4

The Fourth Peal of Horton's Four on Handbells

Submitted by Simon on Sat, 13/05/2017 - 15:43

Scottish Association
Glasgow

1 Albany Quadrant

Saturday, 13 May 2017 in 2h43 (15C)

5024 Spliced Surprise Major (4m) 
1344 Glasgow; 1248 London; 1216 Bristol, Belfast; 113 c.o.m.; a.t.w.

Composed by Roderick R Horton

1-2 Angela H Deakin
3-4 Tina R Stoecklin
5-6 Jonathan S Frye
7-8 Simon J Gay (C)

We finally did...

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Submitted by Simon on Sat, 15/10/2016 - 16:25

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Submitted by Simon on Fri, 22/01/2016 - 11:45

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