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The bells! The bells!
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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-13 18:49:58 UTC
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I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.
BrritSki
2018-06-13 19:56:37 UTC
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On 13/06/2018 20:49, ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
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> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.
>
What is simpler than a bell ? ;)
Vicky Ayech
2018-06-13 20:37:36 UTC
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On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:49:58 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com
Tony Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> wrote:

>I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.

They might attract experienced ringers? Poach some or some dormant
ones.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-06-14 09:10:53 UTC
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In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
"***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
<***@gmail.com> writes:
>I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>really simple.

"Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
with a title something like that (-:?
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Mike
2018-06-14 11:04:51 UTC
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J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>> really simple.
>
> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
> with a title something like that (-:?

I expect training courses are going like the clappers.

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2018-06-14 18:34:34 UTC
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J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>> really simple.
>
> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
> with a title something like that (-:?

Sing Something Simple. Mad dash for the off button.

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Chris B
2018-06-14 18:38:33 UTC
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On 14/06/2018 19:34, Btms wrote:
> J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
>> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
>> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
>> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>>> really simple.
>>
>> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
>> with a title something like that (-:?
>
> Sing Something Simple. Mad dash for the off button.
>

Just like that other old favourite "Poetry Click"

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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-06-14 19:16:17 UTC
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In message <pfucn9$omg$***@dont-email.me>, Chris B <***@salis.co.uk>
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>On 14/06/2018 19:34, Btms wrote:
>> J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
>>> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
>>> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
>>> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>>>> really simple.
>>>
>>> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
>>> with a title something like that (-:?
>> Sing Something Simple. Mad dash for the off button.
>>
>
>Just like that other old favourite "Poetry Click"
>
And that TV soap, Neigh-clunk.
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Mike Headon
2018-06-16 13:55:00 UTC
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On 14/06/2018 20:16, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
> In message <pfucn9$omg$***@dont-email.me>, Chris B <***@salis.co.uk> writes:
>> On 14/06/2018 19:34, Btms wrote:
>>> J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
>>>> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
>>>> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
>>>> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>>>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>>>>> really simple.
>>>>
>>>> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
>>>> with a title something like that (-:?
>>>  Sing Something Simple.  Mad dash for the off button.
>>>
>>
>> Just like that other old favourite "Poetry Click"
>>
> And that TV soap, Neigh-clunk.
And, going back a few years - The Billy Click show.

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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-06-14 19:15:19 UTC
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>J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
>> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
>> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
>> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>>> really simple.
>>
>> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
>> with a title something like that (-:?
>
>Sing Something Simple. Mad dash for the off button.
>
I was being facetious, I remembered the name very well, as well as the
loathing it provoked in lots of people (and I think others liked it
too).

Is it even _possible_ to ring something simple?

It occurs to me that there must have been some very dodgy ringing on and
just after armistice day, as the ringers wouldn't have been able to
practice.
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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-14 21:11:08 UTC
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Those at home could practice on silenced bells. My father began learning in WW2 in that way but it did not retain his interest. But he passed away Ringing book on to me.
agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-14 21:22:59 UTC
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Those at home could practice on silenced bells. My father began learning in WW2 in that way but it did not retain his interest. But he passed a Ringing book on to me.
Chris J Dixon
2018-06-15 06:59:29 UTC
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***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos. wrote:

>Those at home could practice on silenced bells. My father began learning in WW2 in that way but it did not retain his interest. But he passed a Ringing book on to me.

Once, on a working trip to Glasgow, we had time to fill before
some overnight runs with a test train. I accompanied my boss (a
keen ringer) to a tower where the bells were silenced, but there
were a set of small and tinny repeaters in the chamber - a
bizarre experience.

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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-15 10:05:17 UTC
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On Friday, 15 June 2018 07:59:31 UTC+1, Chris J Dixon wrote:

> Once, on a working trip to Glasgow, we had time to fill before
> some overnight runs with a test train. I accompanied my boss (a
> keen ringer) to a tower where the bells were silenced, but there
> were a set of small and tinny repeaters in the chamber - a
> bizarre experience.
>
> Chris

We are a 21st century tower here! There are detectors in the bell-chamber and bell-like noises from a computer in the ringing chamber.
Nick Odell
2018-06-14 21:26:56 UTC
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On 14/06/18 19:34, Btms wrote:
> J. P. Gilliver (John) <G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> wrote:
>> In message <94ee1c64-3eac-43a4-b465-***@googlegroups.com>,
>> "***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos."
>> <***@gmail.com> writes:
>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>>> really simple.
>>
>> "Ring something simple" - wasn't there a prog. (Sunday early evenings)
>> with a title something like that (-:?
>
> Sing Something Simple. Mad dash for the off button.
>
IIRC Dead Ringers performed a hilarious skit on Sing Something Simple.
The Cliff Adama Singers had all been fired and in order to earn a living
had resorted to armed robbery

Nick
agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-15 10:21:00 UTC
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On Thursday, 14 June 2018 22:26:57 UTC+1, Nick Odell wrote:

> IIRC Dead Ringers performed a hilarious skit on Sing Something Simple.
> The Cliff Adama Singers had all been fired and in order to earn a living
> had resorted to armed robbery
>

And there's always the Wagner opera "The Masterringers of Nuremberg"
agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-16 15:00:46 UTC
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On Friday, 15 June 2018 11:21:01 UTC+1,I myself wrote

> And there's always the Wagner opera "The Masterringers of Nuremberg"

Specifically, the list of mastersong modes that David recites to Walther in Act I scene 2 always reminds me of a list of Methods.
the Omrud
2018-06-17 18:31:05 UTC
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On 13/06/2018 19:49, ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
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> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.

<Sings>

Ring something simple,
As cares go by.
Ring something simple,
Just you and Ambridge.

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the Omrud
2018-06-17 18:32:00 UTC
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On 17/06/2018 19:31, the Omrud wrote:
> On 13/06/2018 19:49, ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
> wrote:
>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something
>> really simple.
>
> <Sings>
>
> Ring something simple,
> As cares go by.
> Ring something simple,
> Just you and Ambridge.

Ooops, sorry, should read ahead. Am catching up after a couple of weeks
in France.

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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-19 21:44:04 UTC
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On Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:49:59 UTC+1, I myself wrote:
> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.

The Prestbury ringers were discussing this after Practice tonight and general opinion was that such quick training of beginners is impossible.
Penny
2018-06-20 08:47:24 UTC
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Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust...

>On Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:49:59 UTC+1, I myself wrote:
>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.
>
>The Prestbury ringers were discussing this after Practice tonight and general opinion was that such quick training of beginners is impossible.

Living across the road from a church for 30 years, the only time I noticed
their practice nights was when they had new ringers in training - they
agreed to baffle the bells for me.
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Sally Thompson
2018-06-20 13:59:19 UTC
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Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:44:04 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com Tony
> Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust...
>
>> On Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:49:59 UTC+1, I myself wrote:
>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.
>>
>> The Prestbury ringers were discussing this after Practice tonight and
>> general opinion was that such quick training of beginners is impossible.
>
> Living across the road from a church for 30 years, the only time I noticed
> their practice nights was when they had new ringers in training - they
> agreed to baffle the bells for me.

How did they do that? Ask them difficult questions?

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krw
2018-06-20 14:07:44 UTC
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On 20/06/2018 14:59, Sally Thompson wrote; my response is lower down:
> Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:44:04 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com Tony
>> Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust...
>>
>>> On Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:49:59 UTC+1, I myself wrote:
>>>> I see from the new Radio Times that the Ambridge ringers are to try to
>>>> recruit new ringers to ring for Armistice Day. Thta would be
>>>> implausibly quick training, unless they propose to ring something really simple.
>>>
>>> The Prestbury ringers were discussing this after Practice tonight and
>>> general opinion was that such quick training of beginners is impossible.
>>
>> Living across the road from a church for 30 years, the only time I noticed
>> their practice nights was when they had new ringers in training - they
>> agreed to baffle the bells for me.
>
> How did they do that? Ask them difficult questions?
>
When I learned to ring I don't remember it being that long before I was
doing it regular - not that we went for huge complicated changes as I
recall. Only 6 bells.

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Penny
2018-06-20 17:33:45 UTC
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On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:07:44 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> scrawled in the
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>not that we went for huge complicated changes as I
>recall. Only 6 bells.

I'd have thought the permutations and combinations of 6 bells could get
quite complicated - 720? Though you get into millions once you have 10 or
more.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-06-20 23:33:54 UTC
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In message <***@4ax.com>, Penny
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>On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:07:44 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> scrawled in the
>dust...
>
>>not that we went for huge complicated changes as I
>>recall. Only 6 bells.
>
>I'd have thought the permutations and combinations of 6 bells could get
>quite complicated - 720? Though you get into millions once you have 10 or
>more.

Did you get that from 6!, i. e. 6×5×4×3×2(×1)? But what makes
change-ringing so complicated is that you can't easily _get_ to all the
combinations: because of the inertia of the bells and their mechanism,
you can generally only change the period of any one bell .by a small
amount: you can go from 87654321 to 87654231, say. So I'm not sure if
all sequences are possible.

(Though thinking about it, they probably are - but you have to sequence
them in a complex order. The bell that rings fifth out of eight can only
move to fourth or sixth on the next peal, or something like that. Sort
of Gray code.)
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Penny
2018-06-21 16:06:07 UTC
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On Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:33:54 +0100, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
<G6JPG-***@255soft.uk> scrawled in the dust...

>In message <***@4ax.com>, Penny
><***@labyrinth.freeuk.com> writes:
>>On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:07:44 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> scrawled in the
>>dust...
>>
>>>not that we went for huge complicated changes as I
>>>recall. Only 6 bells.
>>
>>I'd have thought the permutations and combinations of 6 bells could get
>>quite complicated - 720? Though you get into millions once you have 10 or
>>more.
>
>Did you get that from 6!, i. e. 6×5×4×3×2(×1)?

Well I would have done but CBA and Wikipedia obliged.

>But what makes
>change-ringing so complicated is that you can't easily _get_ to all the
>combinations: because of the inertia of the bells and their mechanism,
>you can generally only change the period of any one bell .by a small
>amount: you can go from 87654321 to 87654231, say. So I'm not sure if
>all sequences are possible.

I'm inclined to agree although Wikipedia claims 40,320 for 8 bells (and
3,626,800 for 10), as do other sources.

This page https://plus.maths.org/content/ringing-changes has a nice
illustrated piece on the subject, obeying the 'rule' of each bell only
changes places with the bell next to it.

>(Though thinking about it, they probably are - but you have to sequence
>them in a complex order. The bell that rings fifth out of eight can only
>move to fourth or sixth on the next peal, or something like that. Sort
>of Gray code.)

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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-06-23 16:19:07 UTC
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Bride 35 minutes late for wedding this pm, to the annoyance òf ringers, rector and organist. Choir not involved.
agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-07-07 08:01:00 UTC
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A little adventure at Prestbury, which TA might want to duplicate at Ambridge.

Apparently a tank of water on which the organ's humidifier depends has run dry. It lives in the clock-chamber of the tower, the level between the ringing chamber and the bell chamber. I, an organist, a churchwarden and her husband and a retired churchwarden were down there all evening running hoses down the ladders and steps and across the churchyard to a tap. The person who dealt with it last time is away so a great many hoses had to be tried before ones that connected properly were found. A clock-winder who turned up meanwhile had to be turned away.

Perhaps on TA someone could fall off a ladder or the church could be flooded?
Mike
2018-07-07 09:46:08 UTC
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***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
<***@gmail.com> wrote:
> A little adventure at Prestbury, which TA might want to duplicate at Ambridge.
>
> Apparently a tank of water on which the organ's humidifier depends has
> run dry. It lives in the clock-chamber of the tower, the level between
> the ringing chamber and the bell chamber. I, an organist, a churchwarden
> and her husband and a retired churchwarden were down there all evening
> running hoses down the ladders and steps and across the churchyard to a
> tap. The person who dealt with it last time is away so a great many hoses
> had to be tried before ones that connected properly were found. A
> clock-winder who turned up meanwhile had to be turned away.
>
> Perhaps on TA someone could fall off a ladder or the church could be flooded?
>

Round here the mains water pressure probably would reach the tower at the
mo.!☹️☹️

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2018-07-07 09:47:14 UTC
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Mike <***@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
> <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>> A little adventure at Prestbury, which TA might want to duplicate at Ambridge.
>>
>> Apparently a tank of water on which the organ's humidifier depends has
>> run dry. It lives in the clock-chamber of the tower, the level between
>> the ringing chamber and the bell chamber. I, an organist, a churchwarden
>> and her husband and a retired churchwarden were down there all evening
>> running hoses down the ladders and steps and across the churchyard to a
>> tap. The person who dealt with it last time is away so a great many hoses
>> had to be tried before ones that connected properly were found. A
>> clock-winder who turned up meanwhile had to be turned away.
>>
>> Perhaps on TA someone could fall off a ladder or the church could be flooded?
>>
>
> Round here the mains water pressure probably would reach the tower at the
> mo.!☹️☹️
>

****Wouldn’t****

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agsmith578688@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos.
2018-08-18 20:29:54 UTC
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On Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:19:08 UTC+1, ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos. wrote:
> Bride 35 minutes late for wedding this pm, to the annoyance òf ringers, rector and organist. Choir not involved.

Yesterday I was not myself rostered to ring at a village wedding (and indeed was away in Liverpool) but I am told by the band that the bride was 80 minutes late.

The ringers left with the rector's consent after 60 minutes delay (and heard later that the total delay was 80. Choir apparently not involved but organist stayed.

I wonder what the kitchens at the reception did.

Did any married umrattette ever arrive so late for her own wedding?

I suggest the Ambridge ringers be given a similar adventure at some stage.
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2018-08-18 21:10:31 UTC
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On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:29:54 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com
Tony Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> wrote:

< snip tale of bridal tardiness >
>
>Did any married umrattette ever arrive so late for her own wedding?

I think I may have mentioned before that Pa disappeared on the morning
of his wedding.

My parental units tied the knot in Ma's home town - a small mill town
north of Keighley. There was only one wedding car in the town, so the
practice was for the car to collect the groom and deliver him to the
church, then go to fetch the bride.

The nuptials took place on the Saturday before Christmas almost 60
years ago. As it was cold, Pa had packed a pair of thick light grey
woollen socks to wear. As he was dressing in the morning, his father
came in and decreed the socks to be unsuitable as they didn't match
the charcoal grey suit.

Pa and his brother, who was acting as Best Man, decided to go and buy
some new socks before the ceremony and they walk to the church.
Unfortunately, they didn't bother to inform anyone of their plan. So
when the car turned up, neither was to be found and nobody knew where
they were. Some enterprising person must have thought to make
enquiries at the church, where they had arrived on foot some time
earlier, so the car was eventually sent off to pick up the bridal
party.

If photographic evidence is to be believed, everyone finally turned up
and the deed was done. There is a photo of everyone who attended the
wedding and reception - 35 includng their two small godchildren. Ma
can still name everyone in the picture except the one person who is
standing directly behind Ma and whose face is obscured by Ma's veil.
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2018-08-18 23:40:44 UTC
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>If photographic evidence is to be believed, everyone finally turned up
>and the deed was done. There is a photo of everyone who attended the
>wedding and reception - 35 includng their two small godchildren. Ma
>can still name everyone in the picture except the one person who is
>standing directly behind Ma and whose face is obscured by Ma's veil.

That _is_ impressive.

Speaking as a genealogist: next time she performs this feat, _write
down_ all the identities (and in a form that can be used to tell which
is which), ideally with their relationship (e. g. to the Bride and
Groom), and keep the information with the photo. [If scanned, it can be
embedded in the file of a JPEG (IC in IrfanView, something equivalent in
other viewer/editors).]
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SODAM
2018-08-19 01:47:31 UTC
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Fenny <***@removethis.gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:29:54 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com
> Tony Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> < snip tale of bridal tardiness >
>>
>> Did any married umrattette ever arrive so late for her own wedding?
>
> I think I may have mentioned before that Pa disappeared on the morning
> of his wedding.
>
> My parental units tied the knot in Ma's home town - a small mill town
> north of Keighley. There was only one wedding car in the town, so the
> practice was for the car to collect the groom and deliver him to the
> church, then go to fetch the bride.
>
> The nuptials took place on the Saturday before Christmas almost 60
> years ago. As it was cold, Pa had packed a pair of thick light grey
> woollen socks to wear. As he was dressing in the morning, his father
> came in and decreed the socks to be unsuitable as they didn't match
> the charcoal grey suit.
>
> Pa and his brother, who was acting as Best Man, decided to go and buy
> some new socks before the ceremony and they walk to the church.
> Unfortunately, they didn't bother to inform anyone of their plan. So
> when the car turned up, neither was to be found and nobody knew where
> they were. Some enterprising person must have thought to make
> enquiries at the church, where they had arrived on foot some time
> earlier, so the car was eventually sent off to pick up the bridal
> party.
>
> If photographic evidence is to be believed, everyone finally turned up
> and the deed was done. There is a photo of everyone who attended the
> wedding and reception - 35 includng their two small godchildren. Ma
> can still name everyone in the picture except the one person who is
> standing directly behind Ma and whose face is obscured by Ma's veil.

#2 daughter’s bridal Rolls Royce broke down outside our house. The driver
said it was the battery. We took the battery out of my new Mini Metro and
inserted it into the Rolls. Meantime, the bridesmaids stood about, waiting.
The church was only about half and mile away, so the plan had been to take
them and me first, then come back for the bride. Time was passing. Their
posies and garlands were made from such fragrant roses that they became the
target of many bees. We stood in the road in our finery, watching the
driver fit the battery and swatting at the bees.

The large house opposite was used as a care home and, while the residents
gathered in the garden and watched with interest, the owner came over and
offered to take the bridesmaids and me to the church in her Rover. We all
arrived at the same time only slightly late and not too much dishevelled.

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Penny
2018-08-19 09:18:28 UTC
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On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:29:54 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com Tony
Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust...

>On Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:19:08 UTC+1, ***@gmail.com Tony Smith Prestbury Glos. wrote:
>> Bride 35 minutes late for wedding this pm, to the annoyance òf ringers, rector and organist. Choir not involved.
>
>Yesterday I was not myself rostered to ring at a village wedding (and indeed was away in Liverpool) but I am told by the band that the bride was 80 minutes late.
>
>The ringers left with the rector's consent after 60 minutes delay (and heard later that the total delay was 80. Choir apparently not involved but organist stayed.
>
>I wonder what the kitchens at the reception did.

Niles reported elsewhere yesterday that the wedding he was ringing at/for
had been rescheduled, put back by an hour. Nobody had told the ringers.
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Mike
2018-08-19 12:59:24 UTC
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Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:29:54 -0700 (PDT), "***@gmail.com Tony
> Smith Prestbury Glos." <***@gmail.com> scrawled in the dust...
>
>> On Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:19:08 UTC+1, ***@gmail.com Tony
>> Smith Prestbury Glos. wrote:
>>> Bride 35 minutes late for wedding this pm, to the annoyance òf ringers,
>>> rector and organist. Choir not involved.
>>
>> Yesterday I was not myself rostered to ring at a village wedding (and
>> indeed was away in Liverpool) but I am told by the band that the bride
>> was 80 minutes late.
>>
>> The ringers left with the rector's consent after 60 minutes delay (and
>> heard later that the total delay was 80. Choir apparently not involved
>> but organist stayed.
>>
>> I wonder what the kitchens at the reception did.
>
> Niles reported elsewhere yesterday that the wedding he was ringing at/for
> had been rescheduled, put back by an hour. Nobody had told the ringers.

Perhaps the bride had to milk the coos....

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Chris McMillan
2018-06-21 15:51:13 UTC
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Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:07:44 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> scrawled in the
> dust...
>
>> not that we went for huge complicated changes as I
>> recall. Only 6 bells.
>
> I'd have thought the permutations and combinations of 6 bells could get
> quite complicated - 720? Though you get into millions once you have 10 or
> more.

Where’s Niles when we need him!

Sincerely Chris
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