Saturday, 14 July 2012
Olympic Torch arrives at St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich
Amanda is a PE teacher at Stowupland high school, lives in Ipswich and is a past Master of the Suffolk Guild of Ringers. She also holds the distinction of being the oldest British woman to have climbed Mt Everest! Amanda was a torchbearer as the Olympic torch procession passed through Aldeburgh,Suffolk.
As you may know, the Olympic torches had to be purchased if you wanted to keep them! Here is Amanda with hers in the ringing chamber. In the background you can see a bellrope or two, and also the many peal boards lining the walls - these commemorate some of the more noteworthy peals rung here in the past. Ipswich had a very strong band, and some of the first peals in Surprise Royal were rung here.