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.

 

Bell Weight Note Diameter Dated Founder
1 3-0-24 E# 25.00" 1976 John Taylor & Co
2 4-0-4 D# 27.00" 1976  
3 4-3-11 C# 29.00" 1976  
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

Bell Weight Note Diameter Dated Founder
1 2-3-14 F# 23.50" 1929 John Taylor & Co
2 3-0-14 E 25.00" 1929  
3 3-3-11 D 27.00" 1929  
4 4-0-3 C# 27.88" c1570 Robert I Newcombe
5 4-3-26 B 30.75" 1625 Hugh II Watts
6 7-0-12 A 33.63" 1790 Edward Arnold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arley Church

 

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

 

Corley Parish Church

Corley Parish Church

Bell Weight Note Diameter Dated Founder
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
4 4-1-14 C# 28.88" c1499 Unidentified
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.

 
Bell Weight Note Diameter Dated Founder
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

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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