Following on from last month’s edition, podcast host Cathy Booth reveals another dodgy dozen or so weird and wonderful towers. WARNING – this podcast contains details of hair-raising ringing environments, definitely not for the nervous ringers amongst you!
Enjoy another litany of trapdoors, spiral staircases, beam scrambling, comedy pulleys and 17th century ladders.
We now have a whole new list of things to watch out for – bizarre ringing circles, ropes arranged around the organist, and, erm, falling concrete! And as lovely as weddings are, Cathy discovers these can be the source of much distraction. Please do be careful not to lasso a bridesmaid!
Lastly, and most importantly, always be EXTREMELY cautious if you accept an invitation to ring a quarter peal at a church whose bells are described as “rung from cage above chancel crossing”.
Featured towers in the September 2020 episode
St Mary Magdalene, Cottingham, Northamptonshire
For more information see : http://cottinghamhistory.co.uk/Churches%20-%20St%20Mary.htm
St George’s, Great Bromley
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St Peter, Great Livermere
For more information about this church see http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/gliver.htm
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Steve Johnson read a story recalled by Roy Le Marechal about a failed quarter peal attempt at Inverary.
St Wilfrid’s church, Hickleton, Derbyshire
Several London towers
Steve Johnson read a report from Steve Jakeman about towers he has come across in his role as Bell restoration officer for the Middlesex County association.
St. Michael And All Angels, Skelbrooke
For more information see : https://robinhoodlegend.com/parish-church-st-michael-angels-skelbrooke/