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“A Peal Appeal” from our founding tower – Waltham on the Wolds

March 31, 2017

The Society of Framland Ringers was founded in 1875 at Waltham on the Wolds and remains to be an important tower to Framland Ringers.  The local team at Waltham has been led by Tower Captain, John, for over 20 years following in the footsteps of his father.  John started ringing at Waltham when he learnt as a boy still at school. He has taught many ringers over the years maintaining high standards of ringing.

This year John and his wife Christine have much to celebrate.  It was their Golden Wedding Anniversary in March.  It is a double celebration, as John recently successfully completed an 18 week course of chemotherapy.

To mark both events, John will be taking part in a quarter peal at Waltham on the Wolds on Friday 28th April 2017.  There will be a fundraising event in the church for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity while the quarter peal takes place.  Do come along to support the event.

If you would like to donate to this cause, or for more information, you can do so via the just giving website at: https://www.justgiving.com/apealappeal.

Good luck to John and his team in the quarter peal and many congratulations to John and Christine on your Golden Wedding Anniversary.

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2015 in review

January 2, 2016

A Happy New Year to our followers and readers from the Society of Framland Ringers. Our next gathering is Saturday 6th February at Colston Bassett. In the mean time WordPress.com has prepared a 2015 annual report for our blog you can see full details by following the link.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Society of Framland Ringers – Leicestershire

February 8, 2010

The Society of Framland Ringers was initially founded at Waltham-on-the-Wolds on the 29th November 1875 covering the Framland Deanery around Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Our aims are to encourage and promote ringing for Divine Worship, to give qualified instruction to learners in the art of bell ringing, provide advice to help ensure that bells and fittings are maintained in a proper condition, to give as much assistance as possible to all towers within the Society in achieving the above objective and to provide an opportunity for ringers to meet socially.

We try to ring at most of the churches in the Deanery with 5 or more bells.  Our meetings are usually (with a few exceptions) on the first Saturday of each month.  There is no meeting in January.