I organise the Saturday night tower bookings. I write to each tower contact after the relevant Guild practice has taken place to thank them for letting us ring. I was particularly pleased to receive a reply to my letter to Helen Tuff, the contact for Bourton-on-the-Hill. The Guild rang there on Saturday 2nd June, which happened to be the Diamond Jubilee weekend. The reply was from John Weston, who said:
Firstly I would like to thank-you and your fellow ringers for coming to St Lawrence on the Jubilee weekend. The ringing was much appreciated and added another dimension to the various activities planned over the weekend in the village.
As one of the Church Wardens at St Lawrence I would like to extend, on behalf of the Church, an invitation to The Four Shires Bell Ringers Guild to climb our tower and ring the bells whenever a suitable occasion presents itself in your ringing programme. If you let me know via this email address if and when you would like to revisit the tower I can arrange for the door to be unlocked and closed again after your visit.
John took some photos of the Guild members ringing on that occasion. Here is one of his photos:
Stuart Cummings, Programme Secretary