CHARDSTOCK St Andrew’s Church Bell ringers held a cream tea and social afternoon in the church to honour two of the longest serving members Michael Hunt and Stan Griffin.

The pair have decided to hang up their ropes after over a combined total of over 120 years dedicated and loyal service.

The afternoon started with the church bells being rung followed by the Tower Captain presenting Michael and Stan with framed certificates depicting the bell tower.

The afternoon then preceded with a wonderful display of Hand bell ringing from The Combe St Nicholas Hand Bell Team.

After which a Cream Tea was served, generously donated by the Chardstock bell team and organised by two of the lady ringers. After tea everybody was treated to a further session of Hand bell ringing and all that wanted to partisicipate in trying out the hand bells were encouraged to do so by the friendly hand bell team.

A big thank you goes to all ringers that made the afternoon a great success in proudly honouring the Towers two most respected stalwarts who will still be taking a keen interest in the tower, but will be very much missed by the team.