The first Christchurch and Southampton District minor practice of the year will be held at Sopley on Wednesday 27 January at 7.30 pm. Practices will then continue on every 4th Wednesday of the month.
This practice is intended for any ringer who wants to learn or improve minor ringing and also gives an opportunity for more experienced ringers to pass on their skills and knowhow – and hopefully have some fun at the same time. We would hope that as ringers progress they would also be part of the learning chain and help with newcomers while increasing their own abilities. The only requirement is for attendees to be reasonably competent in a doubles method (touch inside).
We intend starting the practices with these core methods
- Plain Hunt on 6 (perhaps jumbled up)
- Plain Bob Minor
- Treble Bob Plain Hunt
- Kent Treble Bob Minor
- Cambridge Surprise Minor
but can increase the repertoire to include (amongst others)
- Grandsire Minor
- Double Oxford Bob Minor
- Single Oxford Bob Minor
- Oxford treble Bob Minor
and anything else on request.
Since this practice first started, a substantial number of ringers have benefited and some have gone on to greater things! To continue this success we need aspiring minor ringers to feel at home and keep coming along (it’s a very friendly atmosphere) and, of course, we need the help of experienced ringers. If you enjoy helping others progress – resident or new to the area, just passing through, or on holiday, we would be delighted to see you.
Looking forward to seeing you on 27 January
Tim Kettle, Tim Martin and Christopher Smithies