University Society becoming active

This report appeared in The Ringing World on March 23, 1984, page 250.

University Society becoming active

The first peal for several years was rung recently at South Wigston for the Leicester University Society. It was conducted by Paul Atkins, who was a member of the Society when it was a joint Society with Leicester Polytechnic and was elected an associate member of the present society at the last AGM.

The Annual Dinner also took place earlier this year preceded by an outing to several Leicestershire towers. The long vertical vertigo-inducing ladder at Humberstone and the clock case, a hazard to the tall at Thurnby posed a few problems.

The Dinner in the evening was a splendid affair. The speakers, who were introduced by Nick Sturgess, were: Richard Wheelhouse, who proposed a toast to The Church: the Rev. J. Roberts, who replied on behalf of The Churc and recounted his own limited associations with bellrining: the Rev. Christopher Dunkley, who proposed The Society: Miss Diana Linsford, who replied on behalf of The Society, giving a description of its achievements over the past year, and proposed the toast to The Visitors: and Peter Kirby, who replied on behalf of The Visitors. After these slightly formal proceedings, there was a very informal barn dance to which some non-ringing friends came.

During the past academic year the Master, Dinky Di, and Secretary, Tiger Eyes have helped many ringers to progress, and have been among the noble few who trek along to Great Glen every Sunday to ring for the service.