Bells for 18th Birthday and Golden Anniversary of Abingdon Town Band at St Helen’s Church

September 20, 2015

18th birthday
This afternoon, David Thomas, was ringing with 5 other Abingdon bellringers to celebrate David’s birthday. They rang a peal lasting 3 hours and 5 minutes with 5040 changes (pulls of the rope). The peal ended at about 5:10pm. David was born at 5:08pm 18 years earlier.
Golden Anniversary
At 5:30pm there was a Songs of Praise to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Abingdon Town Band, of which Steve Rich has been the musical director for the last 30 years.

There was a mix of hymns accompanied by Abingdon Town Band, and Brass Band music. Short youtube of one Brass Band piece above.

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  • 1. Margaret  |  September 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

    It was a wonderful service…every seat in the church was filled

  • 2. Melissa  |  September 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I have just experienced one of the best church services I have ever been to. Congratulations to the Abingdon Town Band and Revd. Charles Miller.

    What an interesting and exciting life the Abingdon Town Band has had over the last 50 years. Their enthusiasm and friendliness was evident throughout the service and the music was marvellous.

    Well done to all.

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