FENHAM RINGERS’ TREK
IN NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND.
From the Ringing World Vol 32, Issue
1376, page 524,
July 11th 1937
Holiday influences were largely responsible for the ringers of
James and Basil, Fenham, Northumberland, deserting their own church and
accepting the invitation of the Vicar of Embleton to ring for services
at his church on Sunday, July 11th. Reaching this small seaside village
shortly after 9.30 a.m., the five ringers, who travelled by car, were
met by Mr. D. Reay, who was camping nearby.
Soon the light(?) peal of six (11 cwt.) were re-echoing through
village, and several visitors were tempted into the belfry to
investigate the mysteries of change ringing and the ringers themselves
turning into grease spots. In this way a touch of 960 changes of Minor,
consisting of 240 Cambridge Surprise, 360 Kent Treble Bob and 360 Plain
Bob was brought round.
The afternoon saw a further trek north to Bamburgh, where
to ring the fine peal of eight (14 cwt.) was given. Double Court, Kent
Treble Bob and Plain Bob were the methods rung in this beautifully kept
In the evening a return was made to Emberton, and courses of Double
Court, Double Bob, Kent Treble Bob and Plain Bob were rung for evening
Then the long drive back was taken, but only with much regret,
such a perfect day. The Vicar of Embleton’s most enthusiastic
invitation to return is not likely to go begging. Those taking part in
the day’s ringing were T. W. Crowe, N. Pairman, C. E. Lawson, J. Roach.
D. Reay and K. Arthur.
End of article