On 12 August a Peal was rung at North Bradley in honour of local ringer and distinguished Peal ringer himself, Fred Slatford, a Vice President of the Salisbury DG. Fred and his wife and son joined the band before the peal for his 90th birthday later this month.
A message from Fred:
Will you please express my thanks to all the ringers who rang the peal at North Bradley to mark my 90th birthday. I hope they enjoyed the bells, as I enjoyed listening. It brought back a lot of thoughts. My only wish I am not fit enough to take part. My family have been members of the church for some 400 years, ringers for at least 100 years (father, great grandfather and back), sadly I was the last. I did ring 49 peals here over the years many with the Hitchin brothers. Thank you again for your efforts.