Happy Birthday Les!

Leslie LunnLeslie LunnIf you remember, back in June of 2017, we held a special celebration for Leslie Lunn as he was the most senior ringer in the Coventry Diocesan Guild still ringing for Sunday service at the grand age of 94.

On Saturday January 27th 2018, Les celebrated his 95th birthday by inviting family and friends, including those from Australia and 9 fellow bell ringers to a special birthday lunch at Nailcote Hall, Berkswell.

After a sumptuous lunch, Les was presented with a birthday celebration plate decorated with chocolate and then, to the rendition of Happy Birthday, in came the birthday cake in the shape of a bell, complete with clapper and sally.

Gordon Hubbleday, a fellow ringer, has arranged for Les to be a guest of honour at RAF Cosford later this year, in recognition of service to his country. He also presented Les with a medal that celebrates 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

Les enjoyed the day immensely and was thrilled to bits that so many people were with him for his birthday lunch and the ringers were delighted to have been invited to take part in Les’s special birthday celebration.