The Annual outing took place on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd June. Bulkington's ringers were joined by ringers from Bedworth, Wolvey and friends further afield, ages ranged from 8 to 85. Four towers were visited, starting at St Lawrence Ansley.
|1||3-0-24||E#||25.00"||1976||John Taylor & Co|
|4||5-2-3||B#||31.38"||c1589||Thomas II Newcombe|
|5||6-0-21||A#||34.13||1669||George I Oldfield|
|6||8-1-4||G#||37.25"||1609||Robert III, Thomas III & Wm Newcombe|
We rang call changes for our less experienced ringers and Cambridge for those more adept.
Our next tower was St Wilfred Old Arley, where we rang courses of Steadman, York, Cambridge and Call Changes
|1||2-3-14||F#||23.50"||1929||John Taylor & Co|
|4||4-0-3||C#||27.88"||c1570||Robert I Newcombe|
|5||4-3-26||B||30.75"||1625||Hugh II Watts|
Our third location was Corley parish Church, this has 5 bells which are rung from the middle of the church in the nave, one bell ringer has to contend with having their back against the pulpit.. Here we rang Plain Bob Doubles, Grand Sire Doubles and for the benefit of the novices Call Changes
|1||1-3-24||F#||21.38"||1641||Hugh II Watts|
|2||2-2-5||E||24.25"||c1410||John de Cosale|
|3||3-1-26||D#||25.88"||1937||John Taylor & Co|
|5||5-1-16||B#||31.00"||1631||Thomas I Hancox|
Our final tower of the day was at St Giles Exhall, the ringing takes place in the room which is shared by the Creche, not at the same time I hope. here we range courses of Cambridge, Norwich and call changes.
|1||3-0-25||G#||23.50"||1920||Mears & Stainbank|
|2||3-2-23||F#||25.25"||1920||Mears & Stainbank|
|3||<4-1-14||E||27.00"||1900||James barwell & Co|
|4||4-2-20||D#||28.50"||1900||James Barwell & Co|
|5||5-2-14||C#||30.50"||1900||James Barwell & Co|
|6||6-2-6||B||33.00"||1920||Mears & Stainbank|
Following this many of us, retired to the The Old Chequers Inn at Bulkington for some much deserved food and refreshment.
Our thanks go to Joy Pluckrose for organising the event
Information regarding the bells: Doves Guide for Church Bell Ringers