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We always try to mark special occasions with special ringing – usually with a quarter peal before Sunday evening service. So we rang a quarter peal of St Clements College Bob Major before evening service on All Saints Sunday.
This year All Saints Day fell on a Saturday, so we also rang a peal on the day itself. We put posters on the gates so that passers by would know why we were ringing for 3 hours on a Saturday morning, though since it began to rain just after we started, they might have been hurrying past with their heads down, and not stopped to read them.
It is interesting to note that of the 73 peals rung at All Saints since 1903, six have been rung for All Saints Tide. In recent years they include the peal of Wokingham Surprise Major for the 800th anniversary of the church in 1990, and the first peal on the restored bells in 2005.
John Harrison ( November 2008 )
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