Haughton Village News

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3 more peals to view

I was lucky enough to be asked to ring in a couple of peal in Lancashire this week.  The first was on Friday 27th January and was at Garstang, Lancashire.  St Helen, Churchtown.  Details are available from here https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1591232

The second peal was quite special as it was at a tower which has been 'hard' to get for many years. Kevin had been trying since 1971 to peal these bells and finally we managed it.  The tower was St. Peter's in Lytham St. Anne details of the peal are here: https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1591228

I wasn't involved in 3rd peal I'm going to give you the link for, but it did stand out at me.  It was a peal rung by some local ringers at Hoar Cross.  The tenor weighs 28cwt which is 1.4 tonnes, that is nearly 5 times the weigh of our tenor at Haughton.  The treble at 8cwt is heavier than our tenor and so to ring a peal of 5040 is going to take skill and effort, but as you can see they've added an extra 720 changes on to the peal.  The peal took 4 hrs and 16 minutes and so took an extra hour and half longer than a peal on our bells. The peal can be viewed here: https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1591838

Haughton Bell Ringers practice every Tuesday evening from 8pm until 9pm. We welcome new ringers, and anyone who would like to visit us to find out more. Please feel free to share this post by text, email or social media

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