Ringing Remembers

Ringing for Peace - Armistice 100

 Universty of Leicester Bellringers
     Saturday 10th November, 2018 
      1259 Gandsire Triples in 47 min
     1 Jane Salt                   2 Andrea Pygott
     3 Diana Young        4 Will Norton
     5 Steve Peverett     6 Will Johnson
     7 Dave Carling (c) 8 Andrew Young
Rung half-muffled by past and present staff and students
from University of Leicester, comemmorating the centanary of the founding of the University
         Sunday 11th November, 2018
    1280 Cambridge S Major in 44 min
    1  Paul Atkins             2  Jane Farrelly
    3  Diana Young         4  Garry Mason
    5  John Thompson    6 Roland Cook (C)
    7  Andrew Tyler         8 Andrew Young
Rung on open bells on Remembrance Sunday, for "Battle's over - A nation's tribute". Also to mark the
30th anniversary of the first peal on the bells after augmentation (11/11/88) - the method then was Cambridge Major and four members of the band also rang in the 1988 peal.

“When the bells rang out on the 11th November 1918 they announced the end of the most catastrophic war the world had yet seen.” (https://a100.cccbr.org.uk/).   To mark the centenary of this momentous event, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the country. "Ringing Remembers"  will commemorate the past – the lives lost and affected in World War 1 and other wars:  as is customary, bells will be rung half-muffled over the first part of the weekend.  Later, bells will be rung unmuffled during Sunday afternoon and evening, as part of "Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute" - a message of hope and reconciliation for the future.

The ringers at Oadby will be joining ringers across the nation (and indeed beyond) in ringing bells over the weekend of 10th/11th November.

Ringing Remembers : On Saturday morning, a quarter peal (approx. 45 minutes of ringing) will be rung on half-muffled bells, by a band of ringers from the University of Leicester - past and present staff and students.  The University is celebrating the centenary of its founding this year – it was established as a ‘living’ memorial to those killed in the war, so it is particularly appropriate that this quarter peal should be associated with the University.

The bells will also be rung half muffled for the Remembrance Day service on Sunday morning (9:30 to 10:00). We hope that one ringer who has learned to ring over the summer as part of the Ringing Remembers campaign will be able to ring with us: this campaign aims to recruit 1400 ringers countrywide to ‘replace’ the 1400+ ringers who died in World War 1.

The Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute.  On Sunday evening, a quarter peal will be rung with the bells un-muffled, to coordinate with many celebratory events around the country and the parish, including the lighting of a beacon in Brocks Hill Park.  Interestingly, this year is also the 30th anniversary of the addition of two bells in the tower at St Peter’s (making the current ring of 8 bells), and the first peal on the bells was rung on 11th November 1988.  The quarter peal on the Sunday evening will also mark this anniversary, and will be in the same method (tune) as the 1988 peal – a method called Cambridge Surprise Major – and four of the ringers who rang in that peal will be ringing in the quarter peal.