As you may be aware, the bells at Todmorden Unitarian church have recently been restored, mainly funded by a legacy left by local ringer, Geoffrey Cheetham.
We would very much like you to come to our opening event on Saturday July 12th.
5.00–6.00 - Quarter peal by an invited band on the 50th anniversary of Donald Bateman’s first peal
6.00–6.30 - Ringing room open for viewing & demonstrations to non ringers
Refreshments available in church or grounds
6.30–7.00 - Official Opening Event in church
7.00–8.30 - General ringing & more refreshments
Refreshments will be a cold buffet, with alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks available. Could you please give me an indication of numbers for refreshments as soon as possible please. Reply by email is the best way to .
A couple of requests: I’d like a few ringers in the tower before the Opening event to give demonstrations if required – please let me know if you can help with this. And if anyone can help with getting a video link of the bells & the ringing room into church I’d very much like to hear from you!
Parking in Todmorden is a bit scarce, particularly around the church, but there is a pretty good train service. Please do not try to park in the church yard.
If anyone needs disabled access please let me know. There is a gate up Honey Hole Road, level with church that could be used for passengers being dropped off.