All posts by Rosalind Martin

Qualified Maths Teacher working as private 1-1 tutor and in school as small group tutor. 20 years' experience. Vacancies for new students studying for GCSE, KS1-KS3, and Adult Numeracy Tests.

C&S District – New Acting Webmaster

I am delighted to announce that (subject to a formal vote at the next meeting), Peter Murdock-Saint has volunteered to look after the C&S news on the Guild Website.

Peter learned to ring at Sopley and attends several practice nights across the District. (click line below)

Graham Hounslow steps down

The retiring webmaster, Graham Hounslow (Fawley), has been an invaluable member of the Guild Communications Committee for a number of years now. In addition to posting the C&S news, first on the District Website and later on the Guild Website, he wrote much of the original CSS programming that drives the “look and feel” of The District and the Guild owe him grateful thanks!

Beyond Bob Doubles, East Tytherley on Wednesday 25th July

Dear All,

This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley on Wednesday 25th July.  There will be five and six bell ringing for those that want it, but also triples and major, so anything from Grandsire Doubles up to Stedman Triples and Little Bob.  All welcome from within the W+P and beyond.


Government Announcement of Armistace Plans (from CCCBR)

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sports have now announced plans for the International Moment as the Nations says ‘Thank you’. Please see this Press Release that coincided with the announcement made on 12th July on the BBC’s The One Show.

Bells in countries observing GMT and CET are invited to ring at 12.30hrs GMT (13.30hrs CET)

  • Bells in countries throughout the rest of the world are invited to ring at either 12.30 GMT or 12.30pm local time
  • DCMS is also supporting the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government on an initiative ‘Ringing Remembers’ which is run jointly by the Big Ideas Company and the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers. This project aims to get 1,400 people ringing church bells on the centenary of the Armistice, the number of bell ringers lost in the war.

Ringing Remembers: Bells ring out to mark the centenary of the Armistice

The UK Government invites all bell ringers to join the nation in marking the end of the First World War by ringing together on Remembrance Sunday. They would like ringing to take place at 12.30pm on Sunday 11 November to coincide with the nation’s tribute as thousands march past the Cenotaph. Everybody is invited to take part, whether you are a new Ringing Remembers recruit or an experienced ringer. All are welcome. If you haven’t done so already speak with your tower captain to start making plans for ringing during this national moment.

Share your plans with us and we’ll spread the word to inspire other ringers. Contact:

Or find us on:
Twitter @Big_Ideas_Co #RingingRemembers
Facebook Big Ideas
Instagram @_BigIdeas

Take part in this national moment to mark the centenary of the Armistice.

Ringing Remembers is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and is a partnership with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.

Tower Talk 8 – Special Ringing Remembers Edition

Welcome to the latest issue of Tower Talk, the magazine for ringers on the Learning the Ropes scheme.

This is a special edition for the run up to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

11 November is always a poignant day for ringers, but this year it is particularly special because it is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and, on top of that, ringers all around the country are being recruited in the ‘Ringing Remembers’ campaign to honour the 1400 ringers known to have been lost in the Great War. We have taken this opportunity to introduce you to some of our newest ringers who have got involved through Ringing Remembers. There is plenty to read in here, but it’s only a flavour of all the hard work which is going on everywhere to get ready to ‘ring for peace’.

Read Tower Talk magazine

If one of your ringing colleagues started (or returned to) ringing since November 2017 then why not get them to sign up to the Armistice 100 band

Ruth Suggett
Editor, Tower Talk
Learning the Ropes from the Association of Ringing Teachers

Triple First at Sacred Heart, Bournemouth

Bournemouth, Dorset
Sacred Heart
Sunday, 15 July 2018 in 38m (3–2–6 in E♭)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Hannah L Scott
2 Ben Jennings (C)
3 Ross A Bradley (C)
4 Alastair J Simpson
5 Kim Matthews
6 Tom Kirrage
First QP at first attempt 1&6.
Graduation compliment to 1 on attaining her MMus and 6 who has completed his training to become a Montessori teacher.
First QP for Ben as conductor.
Retirement compliment to Ross.
Also a huge thank you to Ross for helping to encourage our youngsters.

First Quarter Peal Congratulations to Peter Murdock-Saint (Sopley)

Huge congratulations to Peter Murdock-Saint for not only ringing his first Quarter Peal on the Treble, but following up so swiftly with Tenor Behind, then Grandsire inside. (Click tower name for full details)

Saturday, 7 July 2018 Bournemouth (Sacred Heart), Dorset 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Thursday, 14 June 2018 Ringwood (SS Peter and Paul), Hampshire 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Sunday, 20 May 2018 Ringwood (SS Peter and Paul), Hampshire 1380 Plain Bob Doubles

How to post the weekly news to Facebook

Copy this URL:

Go to each Facebook group in turn and paste the URL into the “post” window. If you have time to write a short message about one of the news items, more members will click through.

The groups are:

When to post the news to Facebook:

As soon as possible after the email versions have been released. Posting too soon might mean members missed some news that was posted at the last moment.