CORONATION Mugs with a difference have been presented to everyone who took part in ‘Ring For The King 2023’ at Stratford sub Castle.
Ringer Martin Birt arranged for the commemorative mugs to be made bearing the photograph of all the ringers who took part at the church of St Lawrence.
While most of the band have been ringing bells regularly for some years, even decades, others who are still learning to handle a bell safely were invited to ring under supervision for this special occasion.
Tower captain, Alison Clayton, called a sequence of changes put together for the coronation, including the change known as ‘Kings’.
On Thursday, 18th May, the ringers gathered again, this time at 7am, to coincide specifically with prayers for Ascension Day at Old Sarum nearby – but also the early morning cuckoo.
There is a regular bell-ringing practice on the six bells at Stratford sub Castle on Monday evenings.