News:2013:Twerton Reunion 2013

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Some of the ex-Twerton ringers outside the church. The sun shone on Twerton on Avon, Bath, on Saturday 18th May when ex-Twerton ringers of the sixties and seventies and friends gathered once again to meet up with their mentor and friend Alan Lee. Now in its fourth year since Nicki Williams organised the first reunion in 2010, the day continues to be an annual treat for both the die-hards and occasional ringers.

This year we were delighted to welcome back to the fold Philip McKenzie who now lives in Bedworth. Philip, who has not rung for forty years, proved that ringing is like riding a bike and demonstrated how well he could still competently handle a bell and plain hunt. This year, as always, our ringing celebrations began at Twerton. Sadly the bells here are no longer rung regularly and are now beginning to show the signs of wear and tear. The party then moved on to the beautiful village of Newton St Loe to ring the bells there before adjourning for a social lunch break at the nearby Globe Inn. Afternoon ringing continued at Keynsham on the fine peal of eight, before finally ending the day on the very easy-going six at Queen Charlton.

Our thanks to all tower correspondents for access to their bells and to the thirty five people who attended and made it such an enjoyable day.

See you all next year!

Peter Devrell / Nicki Williams

Caption for the photo - Some of the ex-Twerton ringers outside the church.


Leslie Cox, Ian Cox, Sharon Bradley, Nicki Williams, Alan Lee, Philip McKenzie, Jane Smith, Terry Milsom, Christine McKenzie, Chris Barrable.

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