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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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1057 - 1969 Ian Campbell and Stuart Armeson before a peal of Albanian S Royal. 1058 - 1969 Ian Campbell and Stuart Armeson and showing the rear of the Argyll Arms hotel. 1059 - The town of Inveraray from across Loch Fyne. 1060 - Restoration, PR and fund raising at Easter 1970. L-R:- Norman Chaddock, John Chaddock, Ian Peacock, David Smith, Roddy Horton, Ray Aldington. 1061 - Easter 1970. L-R:- The Bishop of Argyll, Anne Noble, Norman Chaddock, The Vicar. 1062 - Inveraray 26 August 1978. London Royal (Lost!) L-R:- Sarah Horton, Lorraine Thompson, Alan Trebble, Anita Gibson, Peter Town, David Smith, Maris Stephenson. Ian Campbell took the photo. 1055 - 25 August 1984 - Yorkshire Royal. L-R:- Howard Wastling, Paul Andrews, Judith Blackburn, David Smith, Wendy Colby, Norman Chaddock, Nina Atkinson, Alan Trebble, Simon Wood, John Southey. 1056 - 1192 - The view of the tower from Main Street. 1193 - A novel coffee shop. 1194 - Cottages on the shore of Loch Fyne. 1195 - The approach to the town on a misty morning. 1196 - Looking down Main Street. 1118 - The Ringing World report of making the recording.