Sunday, 21 October 2018

In the Spring we were invited to take part in the BBC campaign Get Creative by Middlewich Library so here are some photos taken then.The youngsters really enjoyed playing with us.



We were then invited back to the Library in August where we had a young lady who really enjoyed it and even came to join us at a couple of practices afterwards.


In March we were invited to Davenham Mothers' Union with our talk "Making Music with Handbells" and as you can see from the photograph members enjoyed joining in!



We rang on Saturday, 13th October, at the Autumn Rally hosted by Sale Handbell Ringers.  Ten teams were present - the hall was full.

All the pieces played were different and very varied; classical, jazz, waltzes and pop - even a piece of music from Singapore.  The massed ringing pieces were Trumpet Chorale, Come to the Fair and Hallelujah Chorus; all conducted well by three different people - well done to all of them.

The Hallelujah Chorus was recorded and sent by phone to India - LIVE - sounded really good and we all finished together!

A brilliant day, wonderful ringing and a big thank you to Sale who did an excellent job as hosts.

Glenys Richardson
Awaiting our turn to play!


A general view!





Wednesday, 12 April 2017

As we have had new members over the past year we thought we needed a new photograph so here we are


Having gone to other Mothers' Union branches with our talk
"Making Music with Handbells" we thought it was high time
 we stayed at home!!!

At the end members had a go at
playing Golden Slumbers, which was recognisable at the first attempt!!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

In March we took our talk "Ring Out the Bells" to St. Peters Mothers' Union at Sutton Weaver and the members enjoyed "having a go".  They did extremely well!



Christmas 2016


RINGING OUT FOR CHRISTMAS 2016

The period before Christmas is always a busy one for bell ringers. We had seven engagements in three weeks. For care homes in Astbury, Mobberley and Winsford we restricted the repertoire to carols for 12 bells (six ringers). This was appreciated by the residents since they were able to recognise what we were playing and to sing. This is always perceived with mixed  feelings: do we keep going at our pace or do we accelerate / decelerate to keep in line with the audience? 


Tatton Park
9th and 16th December 2016

We were invited to take part again this year for Tatton Park's Christmas opening which celebrated the centenary of Roald Dahl.  We took full teams there twice. Lighting is always a problem there, but we coped. People drift through so there was a quite variable atmosphere.We played three sessions of 45 minutes each through both days and the programme included carols as well as other music.








Little Moreton Hall
10th December 2016

However, at Little Moreton Hall we again used six ringers due to lack of space, but had an enthusiastic audience. Whether this was influenced by their being able to sit with a roaring fire behind them while we had to play vigorously to keep warm .......! 

























Willowmere Extra Care Home
19th December 2016




Our final performance was at Willowmere, where we contributed to the annual carol service along with Middlewich Festival Choir. . Here we had warm, comfortable, familiar surroundings, a full team and a fitting end to our exertions. Followed of course by copious refreshments.