Parish of Llandudno

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Tuesday 31 July. A visiting band rang a peal of Stedman Triples in 2hrs. 45mins to mark the 2012 London Olympic Games
Visiting bellringers
Back. L: to R: Peter Brown, James Andrews, Phil Saddleton (C), Maurice Edwards.
Front  L  to R: David Llewellyn, Val Andrews, Anthea Saddleton, Geoff Randall.
We hope you all enjoyed your visit to Llandudno. It was nice to see you all and we did appreciate your ringing.


Friday 27 July. Our ringers joined others around the UK to ring as part of Martin Creed's "All The Bells" project. It was an early start 8.12am and we rang for the 3 minutes, although afterwards we rang for a little longer too. 

All The Bells

Left to right:  Linda Fraser, John Horsfield, Gillian Blackwell, Ellen Jenkins, David Raggett, Neil Kirkham, Stan Whittaker, and Elizabeth Curtis. 

All the Bells

Monday 11 June. A quarter peal of 1260 Plain Bob Doubles was rung to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The ringers were 1. Elizabeth Curtis, 2. Lynn Ferriday, 3. Linda Fraser, 4. Gillian Blackwell, 5. David Raggett (C), and 6. Chris Wheatley.

Congratulations to all especially Linda and Gillian for whom this was their first quarter peal.

May. We regularly have visitors to our tower, ringers and non ringers, and we are always pleased to see them.  Some visit quite frequently and become 'old' friends as it were.
Recently a request to ring with us came from a little further afield, in fact from the tower captain, Wray Lemke, of the Cathedral Church of St Luke and St Paul in Charleston, South Carolina.  He and his wife were visiting Llandudno and brought along other non ringing members of their group who wanted to see how bells are rung.
They all seemed to enjoy their visit and it was a pleasure to have them with us.

Visitors from South Carolina

April.   We are very grateful to Big Wilf who has presented the tower with a new muffles bag. The original picture (below) was taken by local photographer David Roberts (thank you David), and then Wilf has embroidered his magic to produce a spectacular result, in fact it's almost too nice to use! Many thanks Wilf.

Muffles bag  Holy Trinity by Dave Roberts

Saturday 11 February. North Wales Association of Church Bellringers (Gwynedd & West Clwyd Branch) Ringing and Annual General Meeting at Beaumaris.
Several members from our tower attended and David Raggett (above) was elected as the Ringing Master - it is the first time for at least 30 years that one of our ringers has filled the post. Well done David, we know you will do a good job.
Other officials - the secretary continues to be Colin Birbeck (Bangor, but a regular ringer with us) and the treasurer continues to be Stan Whittaker.

Saturday 4 February. Members of the North Wales Association of Church Bellringers rang a peal in 3 hours of 5120 changes of Quedgeley Surprise Major (composed by Donald F Morrison) in memory of Ron Miers, a member and a past Ringing Master, who died last year.

Peal ringers
The ringers were (l-r) David Raggett (8), Tony Diserens (1), Jill Danby (2), Tim D Hollinghurst (6), Rona Joiner (5), Duncan L C Hyde (7.C), Christopher E Wheatley (4), Martin J Brown (3).

Last updated: December 2012.  Archived: January 2016.