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In early November, 23 members from both sides of the Atlantic, including residents of Cambridge (Cambs) and Cambridge (MA), met at Trinity Church for a long weekend of ringing. Designed as a "peals and practice" weekend, this was a first visit for many to this lovely 12. For the North American members, it was a rare occasion to ring on 12 for an extended period of time. And ring we did! Many hours were logged in the tower, taking the form of practices with the local band, 12-bell practices, two quarter peals, and three peals. Those among us who are newer to 12-bell ringing made good strides with the help and support of experienced bands and lurkers. Well-organized practice sessions allowed for extended periods at the end of a rope, and improvement was heard throughout the weekend. In addition, we were pleased to see the progress of the Trinity band and enjoyed the opportunity to ring with them for practice and for Sunday service.

Good socializing took place over meals, drinks, and bits of touring in Manhattan. Stories were told and memories were shared while plans were made for future ringing and non-ringing get-togethers.

Special thanks for this successful weekend are due to Alan Regin and Don Morrison for their oodles of organization; Alan and Simon Holden for their well-organized practice sessions; and to Tim Barnes, Tony Furnivall (baker of delicious nut brownies), and the rest of the Trinity Bells group for making us so welcome. We look forward to our return.

Haley Barnett

View photos from this event in our gallery.

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths
New York, New York
Trinity Church
Friday, 9 November 2007 in 3h 20 (23-3-17)
5040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
Composed by: A J Cox
1 Joanne R Fielding
2 Shirley E McGill
3 Andrea B Beaumont
4 B Haley Barnett
5 George Unsworth
6 Mary E Holden
7 Donald F Morrison
8 Simon A Rudd
9 Joseph St J Beaumont (c)
10 Alan Regin
11 Ian G Campbell
12 Simon R Holden

New York, New York
Trinity Church
Sunday, 11 November 2007 in 3h 17 (23-3-17)
5007 Stedman Cinques
Composed by: Matthew J L Durham
1 Matthew J L Durham (c)
2 Joanne R Fielding
3 Catherine N Merlane
4 G Jessica Durham
5 Mary E Holden
6 B Haley Barnett
7 J Chapman Knott
8 Donald F Morrison
9 Simon R Holden
10 Alexander T Taft III
11 Alan Regin
12 Ian G Campbell
Rung to welcome James William & Ian Alexander Roughley, twin sons for Louisa and Julian.

New York, New York
Trinity Church
Monday, 12 November 2007 in 3h 24 (23-3-17)
5040 Spliced S Maximus (4m)
4m: 1344 Bristol, 1296 each Cambridge & Superlative, 1104 Barford, 29 com, atw
Composed by: David G Hull
1 George Unsworth
2 Joanne R Fielding
3 Catherine N Merlane
4 Andrea B Beaumont
5 Matthew J L Durham (c)
6 G Jessica Durham
7 Joseph St J Beaumont
8 Mary E Holden
9 Ian G Campbell
10 Simon A Rudd
11 Simon R Holden
12 Alan Regin

New York, New York
Trinity Church
Saturday, 10 November 2007 in 51m (23-3-17)
1311 Stedman Cinques
1 Joanne R Fielding (c)
2 Andrea B Beaumont
3 Catherine N Merlane
4 B Haley Barnett
5 Simon R Holden
6 Lynn E Kodrich
7 John S Danaher
8 J Chapman Knott
9 Simon A Rudd
10 Joseph St J Beaumont
11 Alan Regin
12 Mary E Holden

New York, New York
Trinity Church
Saturday, 10 November 2007 in 51m (23-3-17)
1320 Plain Bob Cinques
1 Shirley E McGill
2 Danielle M Morse
3 Catherine N Merlane
4 Lynn E Kodrich
5 Cally D Perry
6 Elaine M Hansen
7 John S Danaher
8 Simon A Rudd (c)
9 Alexander T Taft III
10 Matthew J L Durham
11 Alan Regin
12 Robin Clarke