While the BBC's Anne Bulford struggles with re-distribution of the licence-fee, to pacify the Scots, Welsh, Brummies, etc, etc, husband David can look back on a successful 2016.
In February he was part of the launch team for a fundraising appeal to provide a set of bells for St George's Memorial Church at Ypres. Now, within the year, the target of £195,000, has been reached, and a new set of eight change ringing bells are being cast at the John Taylor foundry in Loughborough. The project has also acquired 16 Victorian handbells previously owned by Great War veteran Charles T Coles, and now being re-furbished at the Whitechapel Foundry.
David and Anne were married in 1991 at All Saints, Market Weighton, followed by a peel of 5072 Plain Bob Major by his fellow ringers as a wedding compliment. In 1980, David made it to the National 12-bell Striking Championship, competing, unsuccessfully, for the Taylor Trophy