First posted: 15 February 2021

Women in Ringing Celebrations

Women at St Mary's Cathedral

NSW ringers, organised by Kathi Downs, marked the 125th anniversary of the first woman, Alice White, to ring a tower bell peal the weekend of 12-14 February.

Ten women met at St Mary's Cathedral Friday night for some fine Grandsire Caters and Stedman Triples, and sixteen women met for a general practice on the Saturday (see photo above). They achieved one all female quarter peal of Plain Bob Doubles and an extent of Plain Bob Minor.

Earlier in the week a Perrins family band rang a peal on handbells dedicated to the same anniversary.

Deryn Griffiths
February 2021

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