The Festival

West Pennard Primary School

December 2014

Pilton Bell Ringers held their 2014 AGM at the end of September.  It was agreed that it has been a difficult and sad year following the death of Richard but the ringing has continued as he very much wished it to.  

Maureen Tofts took over as Tower Captain, as well as continuing as secretary, and has done a splendid job with great help from Ken and Helen Brown and Peter Felton from Croscombe tower.  Maureen has been elected Tower Captain again and Helen Brown is now deputy.  Joe King continues as Steeple Keeper (a most essential role) and with the help of Colin Elliott and Ken Brown has been looking after the bells at Pilton and Pylle.  

We are all so grateful for everyones help and enthusiasm including Cathy Lowe who continues as Chairman and Jane Boucher as Treasurer and Jackie Bowditch as Social Secretary.

Maureen has also been busy making a collection of tunes/hymns to use on the Ellacombe Chimes.  The chimes sound  lovely  at any time but can be useful to ring when there are not enough ringers  to ring the bells in the usual way.   Apart from learning how to ring the chimes we are also looking forward to learning some new methods and improving our ringing further over the next year.  

Pilton ringers are pleased welcome Ruth Landrigan (nee King) back to Pilton again.                                                                                          Jean Skidmore