Rob and Lucy were married at St Giles, Leigh on Mendip, on Saturday 12th July 2014, a beautiful summer's day: how could it have been otherwise when they both work for the Met Office? They met after moving to Exeter to take up their employment but it took several weeks before they encountered each other while ringing at Heavitree... and the rest is history. They returned for their wedding, a most beautiful and moving occasion, to the village where Lucy grew up and learned to ring. The three bells at Downhead, which are within earshot of Lucy's parents' house, were rung by friends in the morning while the bridal party was getting ready, and Leigh were rung before and after the wedding by friends and the local ringers. Three celebratory quarter peals were also rung to wish them every happiness as they start their married life together.
Exeter, Devon. (Heavitree) 6 Jul, 1280 Yorkshire S Major: Wendy Campbell 1, Helena Mattingley 2, Lucy Davis 3, Tom Hinks (C) 4, Rob Neal 5, Michael Cannon 6, Steph Hills 7, Ian Campbell 8. Rung as a compliment to Rob and Lucy on their forthcoming nuptials (12 July).
Leigh on Mendip, Somerset. 11 Jul, 1296 Cambridge S Minor: John Davis 1, Wendy Campbell 2, Lucy Davis 3, Rob Neal 4, Michael Cannon 5, Ian Campbell (C) 6. Rung to celebrate the marriage at this church the following day of Rob and Lucy.
Leigh on Mendip, Somerset. 12 Jul, 1260 Doubles (2m): Margaret Glasgow 1, Ian Tucker 2, Mike Singer 3, Alastair Weston 4, Julian Back (C) 5, Helen Parkin 6. Rung immediately following the wedding of Lucy Davis and Robert Neal.
Quarter peal band (11th July)
L to r: Michael Cannon, Ian Campbell, Lucy Davis, Wendy Campbell, John Davis, Rob Neal