Ringing World 5083 (26 September 2008)

On the front page - the centenary of the bells at Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral

Winners of the RW Roadshow competitions - announcement of the winners of the Roadshow puzzle competition (RW mugs and calendars), and the prize draw from the readership survey (a table bell donated by Whitechapel).

43ers Reunion 2008 - about 40 people, all of whom learnt to ring in about 1943, on a day out in Staffordshire.

Lightning protection systems - an article by Aidan Hedley explaining the serious dangers to church towers from inadequate or unbonded lighting conductors, especially if a bell simulator is installed.

Letters - Dutch bellringers at the Roadshow - mini-rings as an un-anticipated cause of loss of dignity - 25th annual ringing weekend at Shillingstone - Giles Field reflects on the end of 'Tales from the Crypt' and burial practices in Yorkshire.

St Mary, Walthamstow - 230th anniversary of the first peal.

Beer - Maximus Bibendus on the history of the pint, short measure, and mild at 1/6d.

Young Bell Ringers Cycling Tour - wheeling in Yorkshire.

Peals - first peal congratulations to Marylon S. Coates, Robert T. W. Weatherby, Alan S. Coates, Loraine Boddington and Steven Hadcroft.

Quarters - first quarter congratulations to Angus Young, Rachel Anderson, Maurice Stanbury, Patrick Alexander and Vic Turner.

Frank Brooks - celebrates his 98th birthday with a service, barbecue and a course of Cambridge.

Llantwit Major - celebrations of the centenary of the recasting and refurbishment of the bells.

Open University Society summer meeting - in Devon, including a trip to Lundy.

Langton by Spilsby - rededication of the bells less than 12 months after the start of fund-raising.

Obituary - Peter J W Hardwick.

Golden Wedding - Donald and Ruth Niblett.

Wedding - Conrad Warford and Nicola Thompson.

St Thomas, Oxford - 600 peals on the bells.

Tail Ends - living in the past, and a surprise diagnosis.

Matthew Jones - appears twice on the same page.

Two recovered rings of three - Arundel Castle and Dogmersfield.

Freda Cannon - the Ladies Guild pays tribute to her long service.