Memories of Hailsham Hand Bell Ringers

Seeing the picture of the old Bat and Ball pub (Express, September 12) prompted me to write again about the Chiddingly Hand Bell Ringers.

I saw the team play many years ago, which I think consisted mainly of members of the Baker family. The precise timing of the bell ringers was very clever. I remember being impressed at the time all those years ago and wish I could hear them again. It is a shame that this local interest has been allowed to die out.

Perhaps other older readers remember the Chiddingly Hand Bell Ringers and, like me, would like to see a revival.

Five Ashes also had a team of Hand Bell Ringers but I know of no others. I wonder if anyone can recollect any other teams and their history.

Mrs I Mauldon

Hailsham