In 1969 Norman Chaddock rang 2 peals at Inveraray. On taking the keys back it transpired that the bells were going to be sold to India. A conversation took place and this sale was stopped. The next year Norman organised a small group to travel to Inveraray for a week to clean the frame and raise awareness with talks and handbell demonstrations. The Society has had a strong link with the town and tower since. The group were priviledged to stay at the home of Michael and Anne Noble in Cairndow, where bed, breakfast and evening meal were provided. Michael was President of the Board of Trade in 1970. They were later enobled becoming Baron and Lady Glenkinglas. For many years the peal slot on the August bank holiday weekend was automatically reserved for us. In 1971 records of change and tune ringing were made, to help raise money to maintain the tower and a large number of these were sold to visitors from the USA.
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