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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,


The front page of Newsletter 136 highlighted the 40th anniversary of the re-formation of the Four Shires Guild of Bellringers.  Subsequently, at the recent A.G.M. of the Guild, the committee and members approved a motion that the surviving members who attended that meeting be granted Life Membership of the Guild to celebrate the occasion.  As one of those members, I am very appreciative the resolution was passed unanimously and I thank all members for their support.

Mike Fairfax

Dear Mr Editor,

Twelve months have elapsed since my article 'Can I rope you in' in this Newsletter. How time flies! I offer an update on this.

I am pleased to tell you that the new ropes will be delivered in January 2014. I thank all who contributed to them. Meanwhile, we've carried on — make do and mend, loan from local towers, etc, with regular practice night, Service ringing and 'specials' (eg, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, etc) continuing to take place.

Sufficient practice continues to allow the band have successes in two recent striking competitions — not bad for a ringing band with an average age of 70!

As I write this, Christmas will soon be with us, and Mickleton bells will strike out frequently during that period. On behalf of the ringers of St Laurence, I wish you a HAPPY & PEACEFUL time.

John Kinchin