Striking a blow for democracy!

Bells ringing Matthew Paris f94rMagna Carta Bell Ringers Hawley 1 copyThe Guild had a special weekend of ringing to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

Over 20 towers within the Guild had special ringing, with peals of Bristol SM at Aldershot, Lincolnshire SR at Egham, and the first peal of Runnymede Surprise Maximus at Guildford Cathedral. Other towers range a variety of performances, with 800 changes at Aldershot (handbells), Camberley, Epsom, Oatlands Park, Ockham, Shere, Thorpe, and Yorktown.

Quarter Peals (or attempts) took place at Egham and Leatherhead, and more general ringing at Chertsey, Chiddingfold, Chobham, East Molesey, Egham Hythe, Hawley, Horsell, Ockley, Pirbright, Sunbury, Shepperton and Staines.

A short extract of the Cathedral peal can be heard here.