The 5th day of Christmas
This was the day for the gift of five gold rings in the Christmas song. For our book, we have found a couple of rings, but not real golden ones. We have also linked the ringing of bells with the theme of the day.
Tom Gye, a village builder, was also a bell ringer and tower captain for many years. His wife, Peggy, was the founder and long time curator of Market Lavington Museum. (See Some Tom Gye memories and Peggy Gye – 1921 – 2010.) To celebrate their Golden Wedding in 1990, a quarter peal of Grandsire Doubles (taking about 45 minutes) was rung on St Mary’s Church bells. They also had the weathercock regilded to mark the occasion.