Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

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Senior Steward

Sam Cave

Sam initially became fascinated by ringing whilst visiting his family in Cornwall during academic holidays and was taught to handle a bell by his now father-in-law at St Marwenne's, Marhamchurch. However, it was only years after the completion of his studies in Southampton and London that ringing again formed a major part of Sam's life when he joined the band at St Mary Abbots, Kensington in September 2012. Sam served as Ringing Master of the St Mary Abbots Guild between 2014-18 and during this time, and since his election to the Society in 2016, he developed a keen interest in peal ringing, compositions, and the social side of ringing. Outside of the tower, Sam works as a musician and lives in west London with his wife Ruth Corney (also a member of the Society).

Contact Details

45 Relton Court, Boddington Gardens, Greater London, W3 9AS

Tel: 07824 391747

Email: Sam Cave

What does the Senior Steward do?

The Senior Steward is involved in the ringing side of the Society, being a regular attender of London practices where they help ensure things run smoothly (not least by booking all the towers!) and deputise for the Master. The Senior steward undertakes ad-hoc organising of peals and gets involved with events like NTDD. Other ringing related tasks often fall to the Senior Steward, such as organising special practices and peals.