September 2021

Remembering Sue Fraser

Sue Fraser

When I started hand bell ringing in 2015, I found myself stood next to Sue who was very helpful to me, particularly in the early days as I began to acquire the necessary skills.  I remained playing next to Sue for the following five years whenever the Alton Handbell Ringers met.

Sue was a lovely, highly intelligent lady and during that time, we had lots of laughs together.  She was my partner in chime!

I was shocked to hear earlier this year that Sue was suffering from an aggressive form of cancer and deeply saddened by her death at the beginning of May. 

One incident I recall was at a Christmas concert in the church at Uttoxeter – the one that was so dimly lit that we all struggled to read our music.  Not everyone was required to ring all pieces and so Sue and I were sat out in...