HEARING the peal of church bells is one of life's simple pleasures.
We would miss the bells if they were gone, yet few of us consider those volunteers who prevent church towers from falling silent.
Bell ringing is a fine tradition but now we learn that not only it is good exercise but, to judge by the campanologists of St Catherine's, a lot of fun to boot.
There can be few better ways of ringing in the new year AND keeping that resolution to get fit.
Why not call in at your local bell tower and ask to give it a try?