District Practice at Yalding – 13th November 2021

Two Staplehurst Ringers enjoyed ringing with other members of the Kent Association of Change Ringers at Yalding on Saturday morning.  Refreshments (including home-made cake and biscuits) were very tasty and welcome whilst catching up with friends we hadn’t seen in a long while.  Prior to the pandemic, Ringers often went out ringing at other towers nearby, around the country and abroad.  It felt good that some normality had resumed, even though hand sanitiser, masks and increased ventilation were in evidence.  Ringing bells at other towers can sometimes present new challenges (due to different weights of bells, varying lengths of rope and how easy (or not!) the bells are to ring) but it is always interesting.  So too are the variety and beauty of the churches, towns and villages that we visit.  Bell ringing takes us to some amazing places.