RINGERS' DAY AT RANMOOR, SHEFFIELD..
Ringing World Vol 29, Iss 1206, p84,
Saturday 21st April 1934
RINGERS' DAY AT RANMOOR, SHEFFIELD.
LARGE GATHERING OF RINGERS TRY THE NEW BELLS.
On Saturday, April 21st, the new peal of ten bells at the Church
John, Ranmoor, Sheffield, were open for ringing, by kind permission of
the Vicar (the Rev. H. C. Foster), who desired that the bellringers
should have a day of rejoicing at Ranmoor after the bells had been
silent for two years.
The bells were set going shortly after 2.30 p.m. At 4.30 p.m. a
splendid tea awaited the assembly in the Church Hall.
About seventy sat down to tea, including the Lord Bishop of
(Dr. Burrows), the Vicar of Ranmoor and the Rev. J. H. Foster, Vicar of
St. Michael and All Angels, Neepsend. After tea, the Vicar of Ranmoor
extended to those present a hearty welcome, saying he was sure all were
anxious to hear what the Bishop had to say about the bells.
The Bishop said he not only had to address the ringers of his
diocese, but the ringers from eight other dioceses who were with them
that day. The ringers of to-day, he said, were an important body of
churchworkers, and he himself recognised and appreciated very much
their work and the great improvement effected in the belfries. The
Bishop finished his short address by congratulating the Vicar of
Ranmoor on having such a splendid peal of bells in his church.
Mr. C. F. Johnston, who represented the firm of Messrs. Gillett
Johnston, the bellfounders, said it had been a great pleasure to do the
work, for whatever they had asked for or suggested to be done was
granted and attended to.
The Rev. H. C. Foster (Vicar) then announced that by the
Mr. Johnston and a few friends at Ranmoor, the tea would be gratis.
Mr. C. Haynes, president of the Sheffield and District Society
Master of the Ranmoor company, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the
Bishop for his presence and the interesting address he had given them,
and said they were very grateful to Sir. Johnston and Ranmoor friends
for their generosity, it being the second free tea within three weeks.
Mr. Potter, of Barnsley, supported the vote of thanks, and
that he envied the ringers in Sheffield having a Bishop who took such
an interest in them.
Tho tower was again visited, and full use of the bells was made. The
circle of the ropes, the tone and ‘go’ of the bells alike are splendid
and a credit to those who had the work in hand.
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