Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers

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ANOTHER STRING TO HIS BOW – (never underestimate your fellow ringers!)

Ilmington and Mickleton ringers enjoyed their excellent annual luncheon at the Three Ways Hotel, Mickleton, on Sunday 2nd December, with a record turnout of seventeen (which of course included husbands, wives and others – and the singles). It is customary for a brief and entertaining after-dinner speech, and veteran Bill Sabin excelled as usual. His piece about his dog named "Sex" would entertain the purist of gatherings!

But he was somewhat overshadowed by another stalwart – none other than the maestro himself, Bill Nash! Bill enacted an amusing story alongside Nicola Amphlett. It was a non-speaking part, but his miming set the highest of standards. Mind you, his portly (outsize?) figure greatly enhanced the part, and each required action actually arrived on time (on cue). Now that is a first, surely?!       John Kinchin