University of London Society of Change Ringers

Christmas Party 2015

Joy to the world!

The UL came together for their Christmas practice in our nicely decorated tower at Hart Street. Armed with a large selection of cider, wine, amazing homemade sausage rolls and mince pies (some of which were discovered to our great joy and promptly devoured in the New Year).

The practice was started with rounds of the three learners of the society, before the fun part of the evening commenced. Backwards Stedman Triples were rung with much hilarity. They were followed by Grandsire Triples in the style of “Simon Says”: Only calls preceeded with “Simon Says” were to be followed.

We also rang a course of Plain Hunt with two people on each bell, where some of the learners were having another chance to join in. The ringing of the evening was concluded with simultaneous normal and reverse Bob Minimus with the trebles crossing over. Copious amounts of delicious food and drink were consumed over the course of the practice (some of it while ringing, of which photographic evidence exists), which was accompanied by the more or less tuneful singing of carols, including the famed UL version of “The First Noël” (replace Noël in the chorus with UL). We concluded the night singing, laughing, and truly merry.

Sonia Hammes