Society of Royal Cumberland Youths

Promoting excellence in ringing around the world

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Honorary Librarian

Geraldine R Forster

Geraldine learned to ring in 1969 in Stratford-upon-Avon and moved to London in 1973 joining the band at St Mary Abbots, Kensington. She joined the Cumberlands in 1976 and was Junior Steward for a couple of years in the 1980s before moving to Staines and taking time out to raise a family. Peal ringing took a back seat for a number of years while the children were small but Geraldine has now recently rung her 1000th peal.

Geraldine is a physiotherapist and worked in the NHS for most of her career before leaving to work on a Medical research trial at the University of Surrey in 2010. She now works part-time for a charity and has a small case-load of private patients.

She has held several ringing offices over the years, being very involved with the Guild of Medical Ringers and is currently Master of the Middlesex County Association.

She started attending Cumberlands again regularly in 2009 and is delighted to join the Officers once again.

Contact Details

155 Staines Road, Laleham, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 2SQ

Tel: 07967 286891

Email: Geraldine R Forster

What does the Honorary Librarian do?

The Society's small library holds a number of books and records of historical interest. The most valuable are in the care of the London Metropolitan Archives. The general collection is housed at St Martin in the Fields and Spitalfields. The Librarian keeps the library catalogue up to date, controls access, and deals with correspondence and enquiries about the library. The Librarian is also responsible for maintaining the inventory of the Society's assets, and providing general assistance to the Trustees.