The ringers at Much Wenlock are very sad to announce the death of David Lees.
David learnt to ring at Kingswinford when nine years old and had many stories of how he cycled to other towers. He rang a total of 28 peals, 25 of them between 1952 and 1956. His work took him to other parts of the country and abroad so peal ringing took a back seat but he always tried to maintain his service to the church through Sunday ringing. In the early years he had the company of his brothers Roderick and Christopher both prolific peal ringers. He joined the band at Much Wenlock in 1980 and has been a truly faithful ringer since, always trying to arrange any commitments on a Sunday around service ringing.
We will miss his jokes which never failed to make us smile however corny. RIP David and thank you.