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October 1903 - Change-ringing at Badsey

Monthly Magazine for the Parishes of S James, Badsey, with Aldington & S John Baptist, Wickhamford
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On Saturday. September 12th, the Worcestershire and Districts Association of Change-Ringers held their quarterly meeting at Badsey. There was a good attendance of members from Areley Kings, Bromsgrove, Bengeworth, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Great Comberton, Kidderminster, Martley, Malvern, Pershore, Tipton, Upton-on-Severn, Worcester, etc. There was service in the Church, with sermon by the Vicar, at 5 o'clock, and over fifty attended the subsequent meeting at the Vicarage. Seven of our visitors stayed over-night and, with the help of Mr. W. Keen, attempted a three-hours' peal on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately the peal broke down at the end of two hours and twenty-five minutes, but we hope our friends will soon pay us another visit and see it through. As we understand that some have been vexed with doubts as to the success of the recent addition of two new bells to our peal to complete the octave, it will be a source of satisfaction to all to know that, those members of the W. D .C. R. A. who tried the bells pronounced the "splice" an excellent one.