St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh

d. 27 September 2021

 

We were sorry to have to report that Mike Barker died on 27 September. Mike and his wife Judy rang at St Cuthbert's for many years from the late 1980s onward and Mike served as Tower Captain for a few years.

 

Mike will be remembered as a very kind and self-effacing man and one of the best tenor ringers Scotland has seen. He rang a total of 321 peals, 215 of which were for the Scottish Association, and his ringing including visits to Ireland, USA and two trips to South Africa and Zimbabwe. He was very much at the heart of the expansion in peal and quarter peal ringing in Scotland at the end of the twentieth century.

 

He will be greatly missed.

 

Simon Aves


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