Inverness Ringers’ All Day Practice At Tulloch
Although illness and other commitments prevented everyone from attending another all-day practice at Tulloch on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, the event proved to be most useful. Much of the time was devoted to call-changes on six bells for our new recruits, but we also focused on perfecting treble ringing to Doubles, as well as introducing one of our ringers to Plain Bob Doubles on an “inside” bell by getting that ringer to ring Original Doubles on 2, 4, 5 and 3.
There was some ringing on the back eight, but most of the time we rang on the middle six. Even though the bells are so light, they are easy to handle and not too tiring to ring throughout such a long practice.
The day finished with a very respectable quarter-peal of Doubles.
On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, in 39 minutes
At The Ringing Centre
In 3 methods: 240 Reverse Canterbury; 480 Plain Bob; and 549 Grandsire
Tenor: 3 cwt 21 lb in F
1 Edward R Venn (Conductor)
2 Roy Dyckhoff
3 Hugh G Collins
4 Michael A Neale
5 Michael Foulds
6 Michelle Wiseman
Rung on the middle six
We stopped off at the Lovat Arms Hotel in Fort Augustus on our way back to Inverness to review the day, which all agreed was a great success. We were helped during the day with the presence of two ringers from other towers: Roy Dyckhoff from St Andrews and Mick Foulds from Derby. Their support and encouragement was very much appreciated.
We’ve enjoyed several all-day practices at the Tulloch Ringing Centre now, and intend to arrange at least one a year in the future, as these practices bring everyone together as a social group, which then leads to more relaxed ringing due to nervousness disappearing. Now that Inverness possesses a 10-bell simulator we could organise similar practices in our own tower and will probably do so, but Tulloch remains a very attractive proposition with excellent facilities, and with both peals of bells having short draughts it makes teaching that much easier.
Ted Venn - April 3rd, 2016