I am very sad to report the unexpected death of my lovely husband, Alaric Pullan (alias Ric), on Sunday 28th November.

Alaric, who was 58, took up ringing when, I think, he realised I was having too much fun without him. His greatest achievement, which he reminded me of often, was that, while working for IBM in York and thanks to the ringers at St Wilfred’s, he grabbed York Minster (which I still have not). He also rang one peal.

The many cards, texts, and e-mails which I’ve received suggest he could have been a rock star – certainly, he could’ve rung Cambridge Surprise Maximus, if he’d wanted to! A fellow ringer wrote ‘I shall miss his sharp analysis of the Norwich ringing scene’ which brought more tears and laughter. If asked, Alaric would tell you he was a ‘reality consultant’. Sadly, none of this seems quite real.

Alaric, whilst not a prolific ringer, was a staunch supporter of ringing at Brooke Church, Norfolk, where we’ll me holding a service to celebrate his life at 2pm on Wednesday, 15th December (after a private cremation service). Everyone is welcome but family flowers only, please. Donations to Brooke St Peter Tower & Bells Restoration Fund.


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