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Peal at Crediton
The Crediton Country Courier ran a story following a peal on the 12 bells there.  This was only the 2nd peal on the 12 bells, and the first of maximus.  Read it here.
Anniversary Dinner
The Anniversary Dinner took place at The Tower Hotel, Tower Bridge on Saturday 3rd November.  A report by Robin Hall and a gallery of photographs can be found here.
Visit to New York, US
The Master arranged a weekend in New York City in November to ring on the bells at Trinity, Wall Street.  Here is a photograph of the group in the ringing room (click to enlarge).
Peal Weekend in Edinburgh
A peal weekend was organised in Edinburgh.  Here is a picture provided by the Master of the dinner in the evening. The ringers were: Ruth Marshall, William Dawson, Graham Bradshaw, Robert Wood, Phil Rogers, John White, Ann White, Mike Clay, Jonathan Frye. The Master writes, "Gwen was there too but I think she must have been hiding (deliberately?) behind Phil." Click on image to enlarge.
Peal Weekend in Leeds
A peal weekend was organised in Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend together with a dinner at the Royal Armouries. A report and photos appear here.
Country Meeting Weekend in Exeter
The 2007 Country Meeting was held in the City of Exeter over the weekend of Saturday 7th July. Peals were rung on the Thursday and Friday, various towers were open on Saturday including Crediton (pictured) and Exeter Cathedral, a business meeting was held, a call change competition fought over and dinner enjoyed in the evening. A report and photographs appear here.
St Magnus the Martyr Peal Weekend
Over the weekend of 19th May, approximately 200 people took part in a peal weekend to raise money for the St Magnus the Martyr appeal. 30 peals were successful, over 5,000 was raised, and many people had a great time in the belfry and at the social in the Paternoster on the Saturday evening. A report and photographs appear here.
Informal Dinner to mark the Retirement of Andrew Stubbs as Treasurer
On Friday 11th May, the annual Informal Dinner was also an occasion where the Society could show its appreciation to Andrew Stubbs, retired ASCY Treasurer after 25 years. The dinner was held at the Hop Cellars in Southwark, organised by Becky Sugden and Martin Cansdale. After the dinner a ringers' choir sang a version of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" which can be heard here (if you dare), and Andrew was presented with a frame picture by the Master. A gallery of pictures may be viewed here.
The Longest Peal Ever Rung (again)
On 6th May, the TD Minor peal band broke their own record and rang a peal of 72,000 changes in 24hrs 9mins. See details here.
50 Years after the Casting of Bow Bells, Mark Regan retires as Steeplekeeper
On Thursday 1st February the church of St Mary-le-Bow held a mass to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the casting of the Bow Bells and at the same time, thank Mark Regan for his work as Tower Secretary and Steeplekeeper.

Dinner for the Immediate Past Master

On 12th January, a dinner was arranged at the Gay Hussar, Greek St to congratulate Stephanie Warboys on her recent year as Master. It was attended by officers who had served with her during her period on top table. Pictures may be viewed here.

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