Yorkshire Association, Sunday Service band competition 2015
This year’s Contest was held at Rotherham Minster on 19th September and judged by Julia Cater (of Penrith, Cumbria) assisted by myself. We sat on the Minster’s nave roof and thankfully it was one of those glorious Autumn days when the sun shone continuously after a misty start. Indeed, quite surprisingly to us, the lead roof got hot under our feet. Teams entered from seven of the Association’s nine Branches.
The results were declared at the General Meeting afterwards at nearby Rawmarsh. York Minster was the winner, taking the trophy from Leeds Minster which had won it for the past three years. York was closely followed in joint second place by Selby Abbey and Leeds. Indeed, Julia commented on the satisfying Doubles ringing by the Selby ringers to a consistent beat set by the tenor, but with sadly enough very slight striking errors by other bells to be pipped at the post.