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Where were you on the 1st January ?
Many ringing events took place over the New Year's celebration of the beginning of the year. Overall this can only be described as a success and thanks must go to everyone who participated and help teach and assist all ringers to make this possible.

Special praise must be paid to all those who learnt to ring for this event.
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Millennium Ringing

 
Arrington 4 people clocked the one bell at midday.
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Balsham Rang at midnight and midday.
Barrington Call changes at midnight and midday.
Bartlow Chimed the three bells at midday.
Barton Rang at midnight and midday.
Bassingbourn Rounds & call changes at midnight & noon.
Bottisham Rang at midday.
Bourn Rang at midnight and after midday service.
Brampton Rang at midnight and midday.
Brinkley Rang at midday
Buckden Rang at midday.
Burwell Rang a date touch of 1999 Grandsire Doubles on 31st December, then at noon on 1st January before the service.
Bury Rang at midday.
Bythorn The four bells were chimed.
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Cambridge -
Great St Andrew
Rang at midday.
Cambridge - Great St Mary Rang at midnight and up to midday.
Cambridge - St Benedict Rang after midday service.
Cambridge -
   St Edward King and Martyr
Rang midnight and midday.
Castle Camps Chimed the five bells at midday.
Catworth Rang the four bells at midday.
Chatteris The bells were rung to mark the occasion.
Cherry Hinton Rang at midnight and midday.
Chesterton Rang a quarter peal of 2000 changes of Doubles and Minor at midday.
Clenchwarton The bells rung at midnight and for the midday service and a Date touch was rung.
Conington - All Saints The bells were rung to mark the occasion.
Cottenham The bells were rung to mark the occasion.
Crimplesham Rang at midday.
Croxton Rung on the 1st January.
Croydon 11 people chimed the one bell at midday.
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Denver Rang call changes to ring out 1999 and ring in 2000. Rang from 11.45 to 12.15 on 1st January followed by a service.
Doddington The bells were rung to mark the occasion.
Downham Market Bells rung at midnight and midday.
Dry Drayton The bells were chimed at midday.
Duxford The bells were rung to mark the occasion.
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Ellington Rung on the 1st January.
Elm Midday on 1st January.
Elsworth Bells rung at midnight and midday.
Elton 9 ringers rang the five bells on 1st January.
Ely Rang at midnight on 31st December, then from 11.55am - 12.15pm on 1st January.
Eynesbury The bells were rung at midnight on December 31st and on January 1st.
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Fen Ditton Rang at midday.
Fenstanton The bells were rung at midnight and again at midday.
Fincham Bells rung at midday.
Fordham Rang call changes before the noon service, then a date touch of 2000 Yorkshire Surprise Major later that afternoon. They also helped at Freckenham, over the Suffolk border.
Fowlmere Rang handbells at midday.
Foxton Call changes were rung at midnight.
Fulbourn Rang at midnight and midday.
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Godmanchester Bells rung during the occasion.
Grafham Bells were rung on January 1st for the midday service.
Graveley The four bells were rung on 1st January.
Great Eversden One bell chimed at midnight.
Great Gidding Bells were rung on January 1st at 12 noon.
Great Gransden A date touch was rung on the bells at 11am on January 1st.
Great Paxton The five bells were rung at 12 noon.
Great Shelford Rang at midnight and midday.
Great Staughton The bells were rung at midnight.
Guilden Morden A quarter of Cambridge Surprise Minor was rung at midday.
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Haddenham Half-hour service ended at 11.45am, followed by 15 minutes of ringing up to noon.
Hail Weston The three bells were rung on January 1st.
Hamerton The bells were rung on January 1st at 12.30.
Harlton Rang at the three bells at midnight and midday.
Harston A quarter peal of Plain Bob doubles was rung at midday.
Hemingford Abbotts Bells were rung at midnight on December 31st and at midday on January 1st.
Hemingford Grey A date touch was attempted at midnight on 31/12/00 but unfortunately was unsuccessful. It was later achieved on the 11th January.
Hilgay Rang on January 1st at 12 noon.
Hilton Bells were rung at midday on January 1st.
Histon Rang at noon.
Hockwold-Cum-Wilton Rang the old year old with the Tenor tolled thirteen times and call changes after midnight. Ringing at midday.
Holywell The bells were rung at midday on January 1st.
Horningsea Bells rang on the 1st January.
Horseheath Chimed the four bells at midday.
Houghton The bells were rung at midnight and at midday on January 1st with learners taking part.
Huntingdon - All Saints The bells of both churches were rung simultaneously at 12.00 noon on January 1st.
Huntingdon - St Mary
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Ickleton Rang at midnight and midday.
Isleham Rang for 30 minutes before an 11.45am service.
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Kennett Three bells were chimed at 12.30pm, the first time they had been heard for a century!
Keyston The bells were chimed.
Kimbolton The bells were rung at midnight and at midday on January 1st.
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Landbeach Rang the four bells to mark the occasion. Eleven of the thirteen ringers, have only recently started to ring and turned out to celebrate the New Year and their new skill.
Leighton Bromswold The five bells were rung at 15.15 on January 1st.
Leverington Bells rung after midday service at 12.30.
Linton Call changes at midday.
Little Eversden Rang at the four bells at midnight and midday.
Little Gransden The three bells were chimed.
Little Shelford Rang at midday.
Littleport Rang the bells to mark the occasion.
Lolworth Bells were rung at midday.
Longstanton Rang on January 1st at 12 noon.
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March Rang out the old year and rang in the New Year.
Melbourn Rang at midday.
Meldreth Rang at midnight and midday.
Methwold Rung at midnight and for the midday service.
Molesworth The three bells were chimed.
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Northwold Rang from 11.00 to 12.15 on 1st January followed by a service. Fourteen ringers took part.
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Oakington Rang at noon before a short service.
Old Fletton The bells were rung on January 1st.
Orton Waterville A local band rang the newly restored bells.
Orwell Tolled out the old year on the tenor. Call changes after midnight and midday. Date touch of 2000 changes.
Over Rang at midnight on 31st December, and from 11.30am - noon on 1st January, then the congregation began a service by listening to the bells for 5 minutes. They were also rung after the service.
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Pampisford Rang midnight and midday.
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Ramsey 7 ringers rang the 6 bells on January 1st.
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St Neots The bells were rung at midnight and at midday. Also at 3pm on January 1st a date touch of 2000 Grandsire Caters was attempted but unsuccessful.
Sawston Rang at midnight and midday.
Shouldham Rung at midday.
Shudy Camps Chimed the four bells at midday.
Soham All ten bells were rung at midnight.
Somersham The six bells were rung on January 1st at 12.00.
Southoe The four bells were rung on January 1st.
Spaldwick The six bells were rung on January 1st at 12.00.
Stanground The bells were rung on January 1st.
Stapleford Rang at midday until service started. Afterwards a quarter of Plain Bob Doubles was rung.
Stow Bardolph Quarter peal rung at midday.
Stretham Rang at noon, and were still heard to be ringing at 12.35pm!
Sutton in the Isle Rang at noon.
Swaffham Prior Rang at midnight and at midday.
Swavesey Rang a quarter peal up to midnight on 31st December, then for half an hour at noon on 1st January with an attentive audience!
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Terrington St Clement Rounds and cross changes for a Midday Service.
Thriplow Rang at midnight and midday.
Toft Rang at midnight and midday.
Trumpington Rang at midnight and midday.
Tydd St Giles Rang on New Years day including new ringers who had learnt to ring for the occasion.
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Upton The three bells were rung at 14.15 on January 1st.
Upwell Rang at midnight and for the midday service.
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Walpole St Peter Rang on the morning of New Year's day.
Walsoken Rang up to the midday service.
Warboys The bells were rung at midnight and at midday on January 1st.
Waresley The 3 bells were rung on January 1st.
Watlington Rang in the New Year at midnight and again at midday.
West Wratting Rang at midday before service.
Whittlesey St Mary The bells were rung at midnight and at midday on January 1st.
Whittlesford Rang on the 1st January.
Wicken Bells rung at midnight and for the noon service.
Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Quarter peal rang to mark the occasion.
Wilburton Rang at noon.
Willingham The bells were rung to mark the occasion.
Wimpole Three people chimed the one bell at midday.
Winwick The bells were rung on January 1st.
Wisbech Rang from 11.30 to the midday service.
Wisbech St Mary Rang from midday to mark the New Year.
Wistow The 4 bells were rung at 1pm on January 1st.
Woodston The bells were rung at midday on January 1st.
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Yaxley The bells were rung at midday on January 1st Ringers rang "Millennium Bug" - Plain Hunt on 4 with 56 behind, Plain Hunt on 5 with 6 behind, then Plain Hunt on 6.
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Quarter Peals Rung for the New Year Celebrations
 
BURWELL
31 December 1999 1999 Grandsire Doubles
1 Joan Lonsdale 4 Henry Miller
2 Jane Bulleid 5 David Gilbert (C)
3 Dee Smith 6 Edmund Black
For the end of the old year.
CAXTON
1 January 2000 1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Ruth Kreuger 4 Marion Perryman
2 Maggie Paget-Wilkes 5 Geoffrey Perryman
3 William Ridgman 6 Andrew Downs (C)
To celebrate the New Millennium.
CHESTERTON
1 January 2000 2000 Doubles & Minor
(720 each Cambridge Surprise, Plain Bob Minor
and 560 Grandsire Doubles)
1 Diane Slater 4 Steve Taylor
2 Robert Johnson 5 Simon Farrar (C)
3 Alexander Holroyd 6 Martin Bright
By Old Chesterton Youths and Cambridge Youths.
CLENCHWARTON
1 January 2000 2000 Doubles (2m)
1 Diane Baxter 4 Philip Waterfield
2 Revd Andrew Davey 5 Peter Waterfield (C)
3 David Truman
1,100th quarter peal: 4. To welcome the year 2000.
COTTENHAM
31 December 1999 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Simon Kerr 4 Peter Coe
2 Heather Wilkin 5 John Gregory (C)
3 John Buttifant 6 Pete Brown
On the last day of the Millennium and to celebrate the progress made in the rebuilding of the New Church Hall.
COTTENHAM
1 January 2000 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Steve Howie 4 Andrew Snelson
2 Paul Rayner 5 Simon Wilson (C)
3 Mike Carr 6 Pete Brown
On the first day of the New Millennium.
FORDHAM
1 January 2000 2000 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 Rosemary J Palmer 5 Gareth Davies
2 Carole E Sprague 6 Chris Bell
3 Ruth E Ogden 7 Roger Palmer (C)
4 David Gilbert 8 Phillip Wilding
GREAT GRANSDEN
1 January 2000 2000 Spliced Surprise Minor (2m)
1 John Boocock 4 Sheila George
2 Catherina Griffiths 5 Tim Griffiths
3 Rebecca George 6 Phillip George (C)
GUILDEN MORDEN
1 January 2000 1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 J Holroyd 4 J Boyd
2 C Paget-Wilkes 5 A Boyd
3 M Paget-Wilkes 6 M Beadmen (C)
Rung at 12 midday for the National Millennium celebrations.
HARSTON
1 January 2000 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Emma Pearson 4 John Baker
2 Sarah Coe 5 Alan Ling (C)
3 Gerald Barnard 6 Paul Martin
First quarter: Treble.
MELBOURN
1 January 2000 1280 Plain Bob Major
1 Sarah Hinton 5 Bruce Hicks
2 David Coleman 6 John Gipson
3 Marion Perryman 7 Geoffrey Perryman
4 Graham Tindall 8 Peter Hinton (C)
First on eight: 4.
ORWELL
1 January 2000 2000 Plain Bob Major
1 Marion Perryman 5 Paul Haskell
2 Pauline Broad 6 Richard Fletcher
3 Timothy Dickens 7 Sam Corley
4 Alan Petri 8 Geoffrey Perryman (C)
To celebrate the New Millennium on bells augmented as a Millennium project.
STAPLEFORD
1 January 2000 1320 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Julia Williams 4 Graham Turner
2 Christine Northeast 5 Rowland Bower (C)
3 Ivan Start 6 Tony Smith
After the midday Millennium Service.
STOW BARDOLPH
1 January 2000 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Val Rowe 4 Philip Waterfield (C)
2 Peter Waterfield 5 Peter Gagen
3 David Truman 6 John Harris
To welcome the year 2000.
SWAVESEY
31 December 1999 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Martin Smart 4 Jon Reed
2 Naomi Laredo 5 Andrew Stevens (C)
3 Caroline Spiller
Rung half muffled to mark the passing of the old year.
TRUMPINGTON
1 January 2000 1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Sharon Stimpson 4 Mark Norris
2 Alice Pearson 5 Steven Theobald (C)
3 Walter Hunt 6 Richard Green
For the New Millennium.
WIGGENHALL ST MARY MAGDALENE
1 January 2000 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 John Harris 4 Peter Gagen
2 Diane Baxter 5 Peter Waterfield (C)
3 David Truman 6 Philip Waterfield
To welcome the year 2000.
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Other Millennium Ringing

 
ELY, St Mary the Virgin
29 January 2000 2000 Plain Bob
and Gainsborough Triples
1 Marion A Robinson 5 Andy Maddams
2 Simon H Smith 6 Roger J Palmer (C)
3 Nigel V Sutton 7 Phillip J Wilding
4 Christopher R F Muncey 8 Roger Palmer
For the service of 2000 lights and 2000 blessings at Ely Cathedral. Rung by an Ely District band at St Mary's.
HEMINGFORD GREY, St James
11 January 2000 2000 Plain Bob Major
1 Dean Jarvis 5 Norman R Norris
2 Penny Pardoe 6 John P L Pardoe
3 James W Skillings 7 Gordon Cowtan
4 Bridget A White 8 Michael V White (C)
First on eight: 7.
For the Robert Langley bequest and for the Millennium Year.
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Many thanks to all who have provided information and compiled this list of ringing perfornances in the Diocese, but especially to Anne Bridge, Phillip George, John Harris and Nigel Sutton.
AJS