Tuesday, 16 November 2010
What a fantastic evening, Paul and Kate !
The next day was Remembrance Day, Paul and I had an important job to do......
We had to ring the bells for The Netherseal St. Peter's Remembrance Service. So along with the rest of the band, Mary, Teresa, Barry, Ruth, Sarah, Cheryl and David, we rang the traditional Whole Pull and Stand with half muffled bells. This was a challenge to our bell handling skills, but everybody managed to complete the ring successfully. Whole Pull and Stand is rung at funerals and creates a very sombre atmosphere which helps set the mood for quiet contemplation.
Later at 11 o'clock the congregation along with others, assembled at the War Memorial for the two minute silence and the reading of the names of those who fell in battle in the two World Wars. A few minutes that are very poignant and so relevant to today.
At one point a large group of cyclists passed by and through the village. A couple of minutes later they returned and joined in with the service.
No training today..........I'll restart again tomorrow.