Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cumberland Peal Band

On Tuesday, 27 November, three members of the Society of Royal Cumberland Youths from St. James' successfully rang a peal of Lincolnshire Surprise Major, along with five SRCY members from the UK. This was especially exciting for Cathy Brown, who had never rung Lincolnshire and also for Kathryn Tucker, who had rung one plain course over a year ago! But with six other very steady ringers (Derek Wilsden rang the treble), we managed to pull it off. We missed Mary Platt, another Cumberland - alas, she was a good girl and did not call in sick to work. Lyn Barnett, the eighth Cumberland in the North Georgia area (Matt Brown, Emily Heilker and the always-missed Bill Bresler are also a members of SRCY), rang a peal of Bob Royal down at St. Luke's later that afternoon. Congratulations to all!

Peal band (l to r): Kath Baldwin, Ian Campbell, Simon Davies, Alan Regin, Kathryn Tucker, Derek Wilsden and Roger Baldwin (conductor). Missing is Cathy Brown, who had to scoot right after the peal.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Heifer Bowl Returns to North Georgia

NAGCR Striking Competition 2007,
Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta, GA

First Place for the Six Bell competition went to a combined team of St. Lukes and St. James ringers, conducted by Lyn Barnett. Cathy Brown, Mary Platt, Kathryn Tucker, Lyn Barnett, Derek Wilsden, Judith Smith.

First Place in the Eight Bell competition went to a combined team of ringers from Philadelphia, Brewster, St. Lukes and St. James.
Beverly Faber, Eileen Butler, Charley Heilker, Ron Edge, Bruce Butler, Chris Haller, Sally Karkula, Lyn Barnett.

The winning Call Change band included Bruce and Eileen Butler (Philadelphia), Chris Haller (Rochester), Sudie Lea O'Connor (Augusta), Helen Haller (Rochester), and North Georgia ringer Alice Heilker.

Thank you Sudie Lea and all the Augusta ringers for your hospitality and wonderful bells!