Docklands ringers held their first quarter peal day on Monday 5th May. The day started at 10am with a quarter of bob triples at St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, conducted by Jonathan Slack. As several of the band are teachers, this quarter was dedicated to Ann Maguire, the teacher stabbed to death by a pupil in Yorkshire this week. The next was a quarter of bob doubles at 12 noon at St Alfege Greenwich, conducted by Graham Long. A walk through Greenwich foot tunnel took the ringers to Christ Church, Isle of Dogs, where at 2pm, Gillian Harris called a quarter of grandsire doubles. Then on the St Anne’s Limehouse for 4pm for bob triples, conducted by Andrew Clark, which sadly was the only quarter not scored. The day was rounded off with a welcome pint at The Queen’s Head, York Square.
Very many thanks to the sixteen ringers who took part in the day:
Woolwich: Graham Long, Jim Odell, Alan Munden, Gillian Harris, Kevin Turner, Jonathan Slack, Morag Todd and Mike Evans
Greenwich: Graham Long, Trisha Shannon, Pauline Symons, Morag Todd, Kevin Turner, Joe Tilley
Isle of Dogs: Gillian Harris, Mike Todd, Kevin Turner, Greg Rose, Jonathan Gregson, Eva Redei
Limehouse: Andrew Clark, Mike Todd, Joe Tilley, Kevin Turner, Morag Todd, Gillian Harris, Trisha Shannon, Gregory Rose.
The tradition of the belfie – a selfie taken in the tower of the successful ringers – was only continued at the two towers where Joe Tilley rang, being the instigator of this tradition. The rest of us forgot, but here is one Gill took of the band taking a belfie at Greenwich