The Centenary 1975

The picture below appeared in the Ringing World on 28th November 1975.

Society of Framland Ringers members outside Waltham church in 1975

1975 Members outside Waltham church

 Front Row left to right:

Robert Ward (Croxton), John Dawson (Buckminster), Pip Shipman (Eaton), Cis Matthews (Waltham), Harry Clayton (Melton), Mrs Vickers (Ancaster).

Middle L-R:

John Smith (Waltham), Betty Woodcock (Ashby Folville), Kath W (Croxton), George Vickers (Ancaster), Herbert Christian, Percy Turner (Eaton), John W (Croxton).

Back L-R:

Maurice H (unknown), Rev. Hodges (Eaton), Kath Cook (Waltham), Jack Morris (Eaton), Norman Cook (Waltham –tall man), Roland C (Asfordby), Philip S (Croxton).

Note those still living have not had their full name published.

The feature in the Ringing World continued:

To mark the Centenary on Saturday, 29th November (1975) it is hoped that the bells will be rung in each tower in the Framland Deaneries and at 6pm in Waltham-on-the-Wolds Parish Church a “Service of Thanksgiving” at which the preacher will be The Lord Bishop of Leicester. Immediately following at 7pm in Waltham Village Hall, a Social Evening with buffet supper and entertainment at which the handbells of Waltham-on-the-Wolds and Croxton Kerrial will be rung. Tickets 100p available from the Hon. Secretary, Mrs N. Cooke (Waltham-on-the-Wolds 808).


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