Music: The Pealing of Jill Poole

Wild bells (but perfectly controlled) rang out last week from the spire of Leicester Cathedral. For four solid hours campanologists* listened critically and with delight to the Cathedral's bashing, bonging bells hammering out the 5,280 changes of the Cambridge Surprise Maximus. A cause of further delight to those in the know was the fact that one of the twelve bell ropes was pulled by a 15-year-old girl.

It was the first time in history that anyone as young as Jill Poole had even attempted a Stedman Caters or a Plain Bob Royal, let alone...

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