This year, Roger Bailey day began with a first attempt at a quarter peal for me! Having already acquired a reputation for breaking stays, this was a risky and possibly premature procedure. However, it all turned out well and no bells were harmed in this performance of Plain Bob doubles.
An intrepid group of UL ringers attended ringing at Queen’s Tower having no idea what was in store. After ascending the 200+ stairs (the exact number was counted, but has since been forgotten) we enjoyed ringing the smaller bells while the tower swayed around us.
The final ringing of the day took us back to Hart Street, where we all enjoyed getting paid for a wedding (which was consumed in the Bounds minutes later).
By Chris Lewis Brown