The Guild Archive

Catalogue May 2003

Analysis and cataloguing the Guild’s archival material is a continuous process and the most presentable material is either held in the Guild Library bookcase or is lodged with the Hampshire Record Office.

The Hampshire Record Office is in Sussex Streeet, Winchester, SO23 8TH (tel: 01962-846154), just opposite Winchester railway station. The HRO is part of the County Archive Research Network, and normal admission is on presentation of a CARN reader’s card. If you have one, take it with you, or take material to prove your identity so that they can issue you with one. The reference 20M94 identifies the W&P collection. I am grateful to the HRO for permission to reproduce this extract from the catalogue (for which they hold the copyright) relating to bellringing in Hampshire.

The material is held in the ringing chamber of Winchester Cathedral is generally less substantial. It includes booklets, pamphlets, individual papers and press cuttings relating to specific local events and services collected for . To gain access, please contact me by email , by ‘phone on 01962 885234, or at 31 Woodgreen Road, Winchester, SO22 6LZ.   The W&P Library collection contains books on the local history of parishes in the Guild, as well as a fine collection on books of interest to ringers at large.

Bruce Purvis, Guild Librarian and Archivist

Hampshire Record Office Holdings
Minute book Feb 1900 – Jul 1923 20M94/1
Minute book Jul 1932 – Jul 1948 20M94/2
Minute book Jul 1948 – Jun 1964 20M94/3
Minute book Jun 1964 – Mar 1975 20M94/4
Minute book Jul 1975 – Dec 1987 20M94/5
Minute book, Alton District Jan 1928 – Apr 1939 20M94/6
Minute book, Alton and Petersfield District Jun 1939 – Feb 1960 20M94/7
Minute book, Christchurch (New Forest) District Oct 1903 – Nov 1913 20M94/8
Minute book, Christchurch District Dec 1915 – Sep 1929 20M94/9
Minute book, Southampton District Feb 1937 – Oct 1960 20M94/10
Minute book, Southampton District Jan 1960 – Jan 1968 20M94/11
Minute book, Winchester District Dec 1903 – Feb 1913 20M94/12
Minute book, Winchester District Nov 1913 – Dec 1927 and Southampton District Jan 1928 – Jan 1937 1913 – 1937 20M94/13
Minute book, new Winchester District Jan 1928 – Jan 1951 20M94/14
Minute book, the ringers of St Mary’s Southampton Jul 1914 – May 1939 20M94/15
Receipt and Expenditure account Jan 1912 – Jul 1919 20M94/16
Cash Accounts Jan 1938 – 1963 20M94/17
Basingstoke District account book 1961 – 1986 20M94/42
Annual General Meeting attendance book Jul 1928 – Jul 1987 20M94/18
Attendance book Christchurch District Feb 1951 – Dec 1971 20M94/19
Attendance book Southampton District Oct 1965 – Jan 1967 20M94/20
Attendance book Christchurch and Southampton District Jan 1972 – Jun 1981 20M94/21
Peal book Dec 1881 – Jan 1891 20M94/22
Peal book Jan 1891 – May 1894 20M94/23
Peal book May 1894 – Apr 1896 20M94/24
Peal book Jan 1943 – Dec 1952 20M94/25
Peal book, George Williams Jan 1884 – Oct 1891 20M94/26
Peal book, George Williams Oct 1891 – Jan 1907 20M94/27
Peal book, George Williams Feb 1907 – Oct 1938 20M94/28
Peal book, George Williams Oct 1938 – May 1940 20M94/29
Photograph of George Williams n.d. 20M94/30
Campanologia’ a manuscript description of the church bells of Winchester and Hampshire Feb 1877 20M94/31
Group photograph of the Central Committee of the Winchester Diocesan Guild of Change Ringers (individuals identified) 1925 20M94/32
Album of photographs of ‘leading conductors’ taken from ‘The Ringing World’ c.1938 – 1939 20M94/33
Belfry visitors’ book compiled at the Centenary Service of Thanksgiving, Winchester Cathedral, 26 Jun 1979 and attendance list, AGM 7 Jul 1979 1979 20M94/34
A Journal of the Centenary Year, compiled by KSB Croft, Master of the Guild, commemorating the 900th anniversary of Winchester Cathedral 1979 20M94/35
Photograph of bells and bell frame, possibly at Havant n.d. 20M94/36
Various postcards and photographs of churches (non-Hampshire) 45 items n.d. 20M94/37
Minute book, Basingstoke District Sep 1903 – Jan 1933 20M94/38
Minute book, Basingstoke District Apr 1933 – Apr 1954 20M94/39
Minute book, Basingstoke District Jun 1954 – Apr 1973 20M94/40
Minute book, Basingstoke District 1973 – 1988 20M94/41
Account book, Basingstoke District 20M94/42
Minute book Portsmouth District 1922 – 1940 20M94/43
Minute book Portsmouth District 1940 – 1963 20M94/44
Minute book Portsmouth District 1963 – 1968 20M94/45
Minute book Portsmouth District 1968 – 1975 20M94/46
Minute book Southampton District 1960 – 1982 20M94/47

Items Currently Held In The Winchester Cathedral Ringing Chamber

George Williams Scrapbook, Photos and Peal Compositions
Wilfred Andrews correspondence 1905 – 1945
Wilfred Andrews collected booklets (Winchester) 1893 – 1942
Wilfred Andrews Guild Towers correspondence
Press cuttings and some photographs 1990 -1992
W&P Guild Scrapbook 1971 – 1989
Ephemera Before 1960
Ephemera 1960 – 1979
Ephemera 1980 -1984
Ephemera 1985 – 1989
Ephemera 1990 – 1994
Ephemera 1995 – 1998
Ephemera 1999
Ephemera Millennium Ringing
Ephemera 2000 – 2001
Ephemera 2002 – 2003

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