Devon Handbell Day June 2014

Mischa Thompson has hosted a very popular handbell day in Devon for several years now. Following on from a Plain Hunt day earlier in the year, the focus on 1st June in Okehampton was Plain Bob Minor. Seven students signed up, a number of volunteers and conductors filled in, and a comprehensive programme was put together by Tim Bayton to keep everyone busy. It was really encouraging to see people make progress over a few hours.

Another popular aspect of visits to Mischa’s is the Denmisch simulated campanile. This was probably one of the last times that it will be rung in its present location, so it was put to good use during breaks. A band of 10 rang together at the start, and a number of individuals challenged their listening skills during the afternoon.Thank you to Mischa for her legendary hospitality of pasties and other goodies.

Lynne Hughes.