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Youngsters take the honours for Kent at contest in Liverpool

Wednesday 10th July 2019

YOUNG bell ringers from Kent have walked away with a trophy and second place in a national contest in Liverpool.

The talented band of change ringers, from across the region, competed against 24 teams, losing out only to Oxford.

Kent Young Ringers youth officer Jennifer Thomas said: “We came first in our category, beating 17 other teams, to receive the Ringing World editor’s trophy for excellence and came second overall. So we are highly delighted.”

She thanked parents for their support and team mates: Lucy Harvey (Treble), from Hadlow; Isabel Hopper (2), Bredgar; Stephanie Runting (3), from Sidcup; Amber Cusick (4), Westerham; Jamie Austin (5), Brasted; Ellen Jones (6), who rings at Rochester Cathedral; team captain Daniel Jarvis (7), from Hadlow church; tenor Laura Byrne, Penshurst; Sam Chard, from Sevenoaks; and Victoria Higgs, Marden.

 This is the 9th Year of the contest and the fourth year Kent has entered.

Jenny said: “We had an amazing weekend and rang at various churches around Birkenhead and Liverpool, including Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.”

Kent’s Young Change Ringers were featured in the Spring edition of our lifestyle magazine Mid Kent Living (page 40), which can be read online at this address or by clicking here