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The Ely DA Training Day is taking place on Saturday, 2nd October. There are six workshops available, and hopefully something for everyone - so please do take a look and sign up if you can. You can read all the details, and register for a workshop here. All the workshops except the tower maintenance session will also need helpers to be successful. If you're able to come and help at a particular session, please contact Dee directly by email rato@elyda.org.uk. Dee is also the person to contact with any questions.

The project to install a ring of six bells at St. Clement's church in Cambridge and to create a ringing centre took a significant step recently with the arrival of the first batch of steelwork. This was raised into the tower by a group of volunteers and will be installed in the coming weeks. Further building work will follow, with the arrival of the bells expected sometime next year. More details of what's happening, including how to donate to the work, can be found on the St Clement's project web site.

We are sorry to have to report that Richard Howard of Toft has passed away. Richard was born in the same hour as Prince Phillip and had been hoping to reach his 100 birthday - sadly he fell 3 weeks short. Richard was the prime mover in getting the Toft bells restored and augmented from 3 to 6 and raising a band to ring them. He was possibly our oldest member.

Here's the next instalment in my photographic survey of the towers of the District. Following on from the "Beating the Bounds" ride at the end of last year, I was aiming to visit all the remaining ringable towers, as well as taking photos of any other towers I passed. I also grabbed the chance to get day-time photos of the final three towers of the previous ride - and I've slipped in another repeated tower (from a different angle) to try to catch you out. Can you identify all the towers? As before, they are in the order I visited them, but aren't all from the usual side, and don't all have ringable bells...

Safeguarding - It is important to ensure that written or verbal permission has been given by parents/carers before photographs which include children are submitted for publication to this website.


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