All posts by Graham

Living in the New Forest with a passion for Bell Ringing and classic Triumphs, especially TR7s.

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 12th of July

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington on Wednesday the 12th of July.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

C&S Quarter Peal Fortnight 12-26 of March

Hi all,
I announced this exciting event at our recent district ADM. For anyone who was not able to attend, attached is a poster and an information sheet.
It would be really excellent to have as many quarter peals as possible rung in the district during the fortnight, so get planning. It is my aim to keep a record on the district website of all planned attempts.
You can find at the following link all the details about the peal attempts and news related to it.
Any queries/comments please do let me know.
Regards,
Daniel Graham
Southampton

Invitation to East Dorset’s Branch Practice, Sat 11th February

We’ve been kindly invited to the East Dorset’s Branch practice at St Peters – Bournemouth on Saturday the 11th of February from 15.00 – 17.00.

This is a great opportunity to ring not just at St Peters, a lovely ring of 8, but with our neighbouring guild and gain a new experience.

 

Poster from East Dorset

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 8th of February

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington on Wednesday the 8th of February.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 11th of January

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers Members 200 Club

What to do to support your training and development opportunities, young ringers and possibly win some cash

Poster and details for towers.

 

Details of the how to sign-up

  1. Fill in registration Form and post or email to Robin
  2. Pay for your number
    Either
    use the Standing Order form and send to your bank
    OR
    Send a cheque made out to W&P 200 Club
    To Robin Milford
    4 Ferrybridge Green, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 0JX

OR
Pay by BACS

200 Club Bank Details
National Westminster Bank Plc,
Hedge End,
Southampton
W&P 200 Club
53-50-36
53683242
£12:00 (Twelve pounds)

A number will be registered to you on confirmation of payment

Yes, you can have more than one number
Please read the W&P 200 club information on the website

Sad news from Sacred Heart (Updated Funeral 17th of January)

I’m sorry to let you know that Christopher Smithies (Sacred Heart) lost his battle against Cancer at lunchtime on 30th December 2016.

Chris was one of the real characters of ringing in the Bournemouth area and will be sadly missed. We offer our deepest sympathy to Joan and her family.

Christopher Smithies funeral will be at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday 17th at 1.30pm.

There will general ringing afterwards and everyone is invited to join Joan and the family at the Norfolk Hotel afterwards.

Provisional 2017 C&S District Calendar

The provisional calendar for 2017 has been published.  The dates are confirmed, just some of the locations need to ratified.  The ADM at Bitterne Park, youth practice at Hordle, and the 12 bell practice at Christchurch are booked and confirmed.

The PDF version will be updated as and when dates are confirmed.

 

 

 

Ringwood Triples Focused Practice – Wed 16th of November

Jut a quick reminder as it’s going to be the third Wednesday of the month, this means it’s triples focused night at Ringwoood.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to have a go at ringing triples this is a great practice to join, especially as a gentle introduction.  If you’re an experienced triples ringer then we’d really really appreciate your help as well – please.

As with most practices, though the focus is on Triples, there will be opportunities to ring doubles and minor.  Depending on availability there will hopefully be the opportunities to ring Major as well.

Hope to see you there.

Lymington – District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 9th of November

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Bob Doubles & Minor Guild Education Day Report 15th October 2016

A wonderful day of teaching and ringing Bob Doubles and Minor was held by the Guild.

The ringers met at Hawkley village hall for tea and biscuits and a theory session on each methods.  The ringers were then split into groups and went off to various towers in the area to put into practice the what they’d learnt.

Good progress was made by all ringers, having a steady band around them makes learning much easier.  With an hour and a half’s ringing ever ringer got plenty of rope time to help fix the method in to their mind.

A lunch at a local pub (all of which seemed to provide lovely food) and it was back to Hawkley for another theory session before heading off again for more ringing.

In the second practice most ringers not only rang plain courses but many moved on to touches, both unaffected and affected.

A big thank you goes out to the Education Committee for organising this and to all the helpers who helped make it such a good day.

 

 

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 12th of October

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Coordinated BBC features on the future of Bell Ringing

The BBC has run a coordinated set of features across the country on the future of bell ringing.  We’ve had our own article on BBC Radio Solent and BBC Radio Guernsey, but there is also a national feature, plus other areas.

National Articles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37257729

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37268629

 

Local Radio

Guernsey

Norfolk

Oxford

Solent

As with all BBC Iplayer content, you only have a limited amount of time to listen to these.