80th Birthday Quarter Peal for Branch President 26 Jan 2018

On 26 January 2018, five members of the Bicester Branch and Louise Brown, a former resident of Bicester Branch, rang 1260 Grandsire Doubles in 37 minutes as an 80th birthday compliment to Willie Haynes, President of the Bicester Branch.

The details are:

1 Louise Brown                                4 Steve Vickars

2 Kathryn Grant                                5 Richard Haseldine (c)

3 Teresa Carter                                 6 Michael MacArthur

We rang at Islip where Willie had been ‘temporary’ Tower Captain from 1983-1993.  Apart from being President of the Bicester Branch, Willie has been a member of the Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers since 1951, as well as serving on many of its committees, and has been Tower Captain at Charlton-on-Otmoor for an impressive number of years.

Willie appeared to be very pleased with the team’s efforts, as he bought everyone a drink at the Red Lion afterwards.

Here’s to the next 80 years, Willie!

The band with the Birthday Boy!
The band with the Birthday Boy!