Saturday, September 22, 2007

Autumn wedding

We rang the bells for a wedding today at our favourite example of the Gothic perpendicular... Eye Church. The bride rolled up in this Landau pulled by 4 grey horse with ostrich plumes. Wow.Richard nearly lost it on the tenor bell as we were ringing. It weighs almost a ton & when all of the 8 bells are ringing, the frame starts to move around & bumps the bell off its stay. Yikes. When the bells are all going the whole tower moves too. Enough to make this little bell on the side of the wall start to rock & chime. It's a wild ride indeed at Eye. Here is our talented friend Jeremy ringing two bells at once. No mean feat. By the way there just happen to be three people in the choir who all have only one eye. Isn't that right Jeremy.
Here too is a picture of the 54 apples that we picked off the tree. It's a bumper year this year. Now I just have to get some time to make jelly.


Anonymous said...

Sadly we now only have two one-eyed singers...but you are quite right that we did indeed have three for several years. It was almost becoming an entry requirement...forget the audition - just check out the eyes!

JoeyJoJo said...

Thanks Jem for setting the record straight for me.