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Handbell couple ring the changes after 40 years

Bob Speak and wife Joan (stood in front) with the Market Weighton Handbell Ringers.

Bob Speak and wife Joan (stood in front) with the Market Weighton Handbell Ringers.

Husband and wife Bob and Joan Speak will be putting down their handbells after more than 40 years of ringing.

The couple, of Langdale Road, Market Weighton, have been members of the Market Weighton Handbell Ringers since the formation of the group and performed at the Ringers last concert of the year recently.

The compere for the Music and Mince Pies concert at All Saints Church in Market Weighton was Alan Humphrey and during the event, members of the audience had a go at ringing ‘Good King Wenceslas’.

The concert raised £275 for church funds.

Joan 79, said: “We’re going to miss being part of the group, very much so. We’ve really enjoyed it and enjoyed the music it makes.”

The group is now seeking new members, including a new Musical Director with a sound musical knowledge to replace Bob, 81.

Call Janet Peacock on 01430 873661 if you are interested in joining.

 

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