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News February 2021

2021 News Posted on Fri, February 19, 2021 09:49:24

One of the disadvantages of not meeting regularly is all the celebrations we are missing.

At the beginning of our usual practices prior to the first lockdown we had a cuppa and a chat to catch up on all our news. There were often biscuits too but on special occasions such as birthdays we would have cake as well.

Our group was formed over 10 years ago and we have been together through many (often life changing) events both happy and sad. Some of our group have left us to move away and others have joined us but the core of the band remains.

Over the last 12 months we have missed, amongst others, our Christmas Meal, a 40th and, most recently, a 50th birthday. That means we have missed the celebration bubbly, birthday cakes and renditions of Happy Birthday either with vocals or on the handbells.

All we can do at present is to send cards and birthday wishes by email or Zoom and to think about a major celebration, be it indoors or outdoors when we can meet up again.

It will be so good to have something to look forward to!

Solna Burnham – Secretary



News January 2021

2021 News Posted on Sun, January 24, 2021 10:42:06

So we began the New Year with a New Lockdown.

When the first lockdown started in March 2020 we kept in contact by emails, but now we have decided that it could be such a long time before we are all able to meet up together indoors to ring Handbells that we need to do something more regular.

After the success of our Christmas virtual social we are arranging monthly get togethers via Zoom with general social catch ups followed by different sorts of virtual ringing.

We know that some of our members are not keen on Zoom and it is a shame that at the moment there are no other feasible alternatives. We can only look forward to when we are able to meet them again face to face and when we are able to perform again for you.

Solna Burnham

07884 233382



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