Steeple Ashton and Keevil bell ringers mark historic moment

This Is Wiltshire: Bell ringers from left, Judy Buxton Dean, Pat Tucker, Geoff Buxton Dean, Ann Woodhead, Janice West, Roger Carter, Lynda Beaven, Gill Verschoyle, Steve Turpin, Ian Woodhead, John Tucker and finally Michael Moore who directs the ringing as tower captain Bell ringers from left, Judy Buxton Dean, Pat Tucker, Geoff Buxton Dean, Ann Woodhead, Janice West, Roger Carter, Lynda Beaven, Gill Verschoyle, Steve Turpin, Ian Woodhead, John Tucker and finally Michael Moore who directs the ringing as tower captain

The bell ringers of Steeple Ashton and Keevil churches marked a brief moment in history by ringing rounds at precisely 9.10pm on the 11th day of the 12th month in the 13th year of this century.

The ringers were divided into two teams and each rang rounds with a short gap in between for a part of the actual tenth minute at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton.

Then it was on to a busy festive season when they rang twice on Christmas Eve, again on Christmas Day and, of course, at midnight tonight to ring out the old year and ring in the new.

The new year will be a special one for the group, which rings in both Steeple Ashton and Keevil churches, as in October it will mark the 70th year of its re-formation in 1944.

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