Tower Talk is now in its sixteenth edition, which means it has been going for three and a half years. It started small with just an idea and now I hope it is a regular fixture for all Learning the Ropes ringers. It’s great fun to produce but it is also hard work. I get the easy bit of sniffing out stories which I think will be inspiring, entertaining and informative. The hard work is done behind the scenes laying it out, making it up into an attractive, readable and accessible newsletter.
Up until now this has been done with 100% dedication by Mike Rigby of Lighthorne in Warwickshire. Although we’ve never met, Mike and I have always worked really well together and I never cease to be amazed by the superb job he makes of the random collection of files I send him in all different formats. Ill health has meant that since April Mike has been unable to work on Tower Talk, and I and the whole of ART would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all he has done to make Tower Talk the fantastic publication it is. He has set the bar high, and we are thankful to David Smith (pictured right) who has stepped in at short notice to so willingly take this difficult task on.
Ruth Suggett, Tower Talk Editor