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April 2017 Edition Available

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Leslie Lunn from Berkswell, Still ringing at 94

Leslie LunnThe ringers at Berkswell are proud to have among their number, Leslie Lunn who is our most ‘senior’ ringer at the age of 94.lunn2

Les still comes along regularly to Friday night practices and is still ringing with us on Sunday mornings.

He is the oldest Sunday service ringer in the Coventry Guild and on Sunday 7th May, Chris Mew, President of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers presented Les with a certificate in recognition of this achievement.

The Berkswell ringers also gave Les a box of chocolates, which he later admitted didn’t last long at all! Les does love his chocolate!

It was a lovely sunny morning so after the presentation, with his family present and amongst many friends, we went outside for some photographs to capture the occasion.

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Answers to the most frequently asked questions to the group looking into the future/structures of the Central Council of Church Bellringers, CRAG, may be downloaded below