Two quarter peals were rung on Monday 26th Jan in memory of Geoff Lucas of Willingham, on the day of his funeral
Haddenham, Stretham, Over and Wilburton in the Ely District, and one over the border at Exning in Suffolk. These included a first quarter peal for Reece Perry of Landbeach, which was conducted by John Hinton, a first inside for Ruth Bramley of Stretham and a first in method for Catherine Richardson of Linton. There were also quarter peal attempts at Fordham, Isleham and Soham.
A quarter peal was rung at Burwell on Sept 14th in memory of Roger Smith.
Seven Ely District ringers rang a peal at Burwell, conducted by Paul Seaman to thank David Gillbert for his years as Tower Captain. It will also be the last peal on the bells before work on the clock and ringing chamber starts
Congratulations to Rachel Frost and Ben Edwards on ringing their first quarter peal (with a band of Young Ringers) at St Benets, Cambridge, on Sunday 24th August.
On Sunday 3rd August, half muffled quarters were rung to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain's entry into what became known as The Great War and subsequently World War One: at Histon, Burwell and Fordham. At Landbeach, the bells were rung half-muffled for the usual evening service.
On Sunday 22nd June, a quarter peal was rung at Histon to celebrate the opening of the St Andrew's Centre. The Histon ringers have rung a number of sponsored quarter peals in aid of the St Andrew's Centre during its redevelopment.
On Sunday 18th May a quarter peal of mixed doubles was rung at Oakington. This was an engagement compliment to Chantal Rose and Sam Bramley (son of Ruth and Robert who rang the tenor and treble respectively). It was also Robert's first quarter away from cover.
On Sunday 4th May, a date touch of 2014 Plain Bob Doubles was rung at Cottenham.
On Good Friday, 18th April, a peal of Cambridge Surprise Major was rung at Histon by a resident Ely DA band, with a good representation of Ely District members. This was rung half muffled during the Parish Walk of Witness.
In addition to the commemorative quarters, on Saturday 12th April a peal of 5040 Stedman Doubles was rung at Chatteris in memory of Colin Johnson, a member of the local band from 1986 to 2013.
In April, we are aiming to ring a quarter peal at as many District towers as possible in memory of Rosemary Palmer and Colin Johnson.
On Wednesday 9th April, a quarter peal was rung at Willingham prior to the funeral of Adrian Peacock's Aunt Win (Winifred Saintey) who passed away on Sunday 30th March aged 97.
Four peals were rung last week to mark what would have been Colin Johnson's 80th birthday on 5th March: Stedman Triples (one of his favourite methods) at Swaffham Bulbeck; peals at Cherry Hinton and Fulbourn on his actual birthday, and one at Darlington in a method named after one of his favourite steam locos: Black Five Delight. Many thanks to all those who rang. And a peal of Stedman Doubles was rung in Colin's memory at Chatteris on Saturday 12th April.
On Monday 10th February, a representative band rang a quarter of PB Major at Ely St Mary in celebration of the life and work of Ven James Rone, a clerical member of the Ely Diocesan Association, whose Requiem Mass was sung at the Cathedral later on this day.
Liz Thompson achieved her first quarter of Surprise inside at Swaffham Bulbeck on Sunday 2nd Feb.
Happy birthday to Mike Davies
Congratulations to Ruth Bramley of Haddenham on her first quarter on a working bell on 13th Dec: Grandsire Doubles at Haddenham
Four district ringers crossed the border into the Hunts District and rang a quarter on the heavy 4 at Elsworth for the Carol Service. At approx 16 cwt, Elsworth are the 2nd heaviest ringable 4 in the world.
Quarter peals were rung in memory of Nelson Mandela at Histon on Sunday 8th Dec, Willingham on Monday Dec 9th and Over on 12th Dec, and a 720 was rung at Isleham in memory of the former vicar, Revd David Kightley.
Full list is here.