Ringing at Holy Cross Binsted is now resumed as repairs to the tenor has now been completed.
All welcome to Thursday practices, 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Following the recent AGM on the Isle of Wight there have been some changes to the Guild officers.
See here for details.
I propose that we learn/practice Erin this month and the line is attached. Some of us have had a “go” recently and found it quite challenging.
It is a principle that looks a bit like Stedman, but ringing it feels very different as the entire front work is “wrong” and there is no quick work. The start is as plain bob (briefly).
It has also become apparent that we need to polish our act with Bob Minor and we’ll concentrate on touches – especially singles which still seem to spook us! Once we’ve mastered this we can move on to other minor methods.
Looking forward to seeing you there (please let me know you’re coming)
Please be advised that our next District Practice will be next week, on Tuesday 2nd July, and it will be at Sherfield English, which, if not the finest light eight in the Guild, is certainly one of the finest. Postcode is SO51 6FN, and there is parking on the other side of the road from the church.
I’ve attached a poster, so if you can bring it to the attention of all your band members I should be grateful.
Quite close by on the Romsey Road there is the Hatchet PH, if anyone is feeling thirsty, which if this weather carries on I would imagine is likely. Doom Bar, St Austell (Tribute, I presume) and Taylor’s Landlord on the engines.
Hope to see lots of you there.
Best wishes meanwhile,
Win. District Secretary
To mark our move into the Winchester District a training morning was held at Stockbridge yesterday morning (Saturday 22nd June).
We were really happy to welcome learners from nearby towers, but special thanks must go to Ringing Masters Jenny Watson and Edmund Wratten, together with Bruce Purvis and his kind helpers from Winchester – Charlie and Colin, and Jen Churchill from Lockerley who were all amazingly patient and encouraging as they led us through our journey into Reverse Canterbury Doubles.
We had a brilliant morning – thank you all. PS. If I’ve missed out any of the helpers – sorry and thank you too!
This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley on the 26th June from 19:30, all welcome from the district and beyond. We shall be ringing Grandsire and Stedman Triples, and Little Bob Major, but other methods too depending on what people want.
There will be no practice at Romsey Abbey on Wednesday 26th June due to an event being held in the Abbey.
The Summer draw of the 200 Club took place this afternoon at Freshwater immediately after the Guild AGM. A total of £89 had accumulated since the last draw in March, giving £43 to go to the Training & Development Fund and £46 to be split for prizes. These were drawn as follows:
|Prize||Prize Accumulation||£46.00||Winning Numbers||Winners|
|Third||10%||£4.60||11||David M. Hughes|
The next draw will take place on Saturday 16th November 2019 at the Guild Executive Committee meeting in Southampton. Money received between now and the meeting will go into that draw. More members means more winnings and more money for the Training and Development Fund! Please send me your forms, which may be found on the Guild website under ‘200 Club‘.
Hone your doubles methods skills at this supportive practice led by the district ringing masters.
Excellent opportunities to test out touches of methods you are working on. There are also six bells (unringable) in the pub next door!!!
If anything, go to see the ringing chamber light fitting!
We have – for anyone not planning to attend the Guild AGM on the Isle of Wight this Saturday – a District practice at Wonston. Or, if you are just intending to visit the Island for the tea and meeting, and have the morning free, what better way to spend the morning than to support the District Practice? – 10.00 start.
June’s monthly district practice sees us at St. Peter’s, Bournemouth (29.06.2019 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm).
Method of the month is Stedman Triples. General ringing from rounds and call changes upwards plus any method requests.
We look forward to welcoming you at St. Peter’s.
Peter Murdock-Saint & Tim Kettle
Parking is available in the near vicinity of the tower NCPs and road parking, but car’s parked within the church grounds do so at their own risk (monitored with parking passes by external company).
PDF link below to print and display.
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Last month we rang Single Oxford Triples, and in previous evenings Plain Bob Triples, Grandsire Triples, Plain Hunt.
Tonight’s the night for calling touches of Grandsire.
This is not an elite practice night. All are welcome. Rounds and call changes upwards.
The Band of Holy Trinity Church, Wonston wishes to welcome any ringers available to support our ringing this coming Saturday morning at our District’s District Practice.The frame has been newly painted, the wheels and ropes reinstalled and we’re good to go! Check out our Facebook page for more of that story!
We also have plenty of parking, great countryside walking and an award winning pub up the lane in The Wonston Arms!
Saturday 15th June from 10am til 1130am
Hope to see you there!
- Hon. Gen. Treasurer
- Public Relations Officer
- Central Council Representative (s)
Please note that the next draw for the 200 Club in aid of the Training and Development Fund will take place at the Guild AGM at Freshwater on 15th June.
If you want your name to be in with a chance of winning you need to give me, Robin Milford, your money and details before the day!
For details of the 200 Club click here.
Please find attached the poster for the next Winchester District training morning, 9.30-11.30 on Saturday June 22nd.
Plain Bob Doubles, and its variant based on making places instead of dodging, Reverse Canterbury, are the foundation of almost everything we do in change-ringing, so once you can plain hunt these two methods are your essential next steps.
Hope to see lots of people at Stockbridge on the 22nd. Do be sure to let Jenny Watson know if you wish to come along to learn or to help.
All ringing at Holy Cross Binsted has been suspended pending faculty for minor repairs to the tenor, due to insistence of DAC bell advisor.
The next Basingstoke District Practice will be slightly different from normal as we will be ringing at Winchester Cathedral prior to Evensong. Please let Nici – the District Secretary know if you are coming as the Cathedral need a list of names of those attending.
If you are coming we will be meeting at the West door at 2pm as it isn’t certain which entrance will be in use at the time.
Hope to see plenty of you there.
A huge thank-you to everybody who bought new sweatshirts and polo shirts bearing the Guild logo earlier this year; in all, there were nearly 70 items and, even keeping to 2016 prices, this resulted in an unexpected surplus going into Guild funds.
What a wonderful advertisement this is for our Guild, and nowhere was this more apparent than at Winchester Cathedral on 19th May. With those attending the WW1 Evensong, and those who helped outside all day on the Charmborough Ring, it was fantastic to see so many Guild logos as well as District and individual Tower logos on display, proclaiming our pride in our art.
One of our Guild ringers inadvertently ordered himself a Guild sweatshirt instead of the polo shirt he really wanted. Does anybody have a new polo shirt, XL, preferably Royal Blue, which they would be prepared to swap for a sweatshirt, XL, also Royal Blue? Or do you have one which, having ordered it, you now find you don’t need? If so, please get in touch with me.
Contact Christine Knights-Whittome
The next Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Sparsholt on 29th of May from 19:30. All ringers are welcome from the District and beyond.
There will be no practice at Curdridge next Monday, 27th May, as it is a Bank Holiday. We shall also not practice the following Monday, 3rd June, but go to the District practice at Fareham instead.
There will be no practice at Botley on Thursday 30th May as there is an Ascension Day service in the church.
There will be no Sunday service ringing at either Botley or Curdridge on Sunday 9th June, as both services have been cancelled for the Diocesan Prayer Picnic at Portchester Castle.
The Portsmouth Cathedral service where the 1st copy of the Ringing Archive was presented was held last Sunday. It was a wonderful service and a big thank you to everyone that turned up and helped.
This Sunday is Winchester Cathedrals’ turn! – further details here.
Below are a selection of photo’s from the Portsmouth service.
19th May – Winchester Cathedral: Listen out for a mention on Radio Solent Sunday at 7:20am!
Service starts at 3.30pm
Winchester Cathedral band has offered a warm welcome to ringers who wish to join them prior to the service: It is important that you let us know if you wish to ring at the cathedral by contacting email@example.com
Ringing 2.15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Access will be via the south-west turret staircase and through the nave roof. The entrance door is located inside the cathedral at the back of the nave, below the great west window. There is a long narrow spiral staircase to climb; volunteers will be available to assist and to control the flow of traffic. Please be patient; there will be members of the public visiting the cathedral. If you’d like to ring, it’s suggested you arrive at that specific entrance door at the back of the nave no later than 2.45 p.m. to avoid disappointment. The door will be locked soon after. wpbells.org/winchester-cathedral/
Winchester Cathedral ringing chamber is also the location of the Guild’s Memorial to our ringers who died in both World Wars.
The Chamborough Ring will be found outside of the Cathedral and will be available to ringers and non-ringers throughout the afternoon (except during the service) www.charmborough.org/
A digital archive of all records will be available to download here after the service.
Any further ringing performances for this project, up until the end of 2019, can be be included in the digital form of the archive if recorded on BellBoard or submitted direct to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guild 6-Bell Inter-Tower competition was held this year on 18th May at Wickham with 4 tower teams and a scratch band hotly contesting the trophy.
Congratulations to Portsmouth Cathedral on winning the competition which was judged by Martin Rice from Newbury and Mark Robins from Hungerford.
The weather was kind to us, overcast but dry, and the setting idyllic for a pleasant morning sitting in the churchyard listening to some fine ringing.
My thanks go to the local band and clergy for the use of the bells, The Portsmouth District committee for their assistance with organisation, the Judges and to Lynne Jordan for providing much needed refreshments.
The results were:
|SECOND||Basingstoke (St Michael)||
|Plain Bob Doubles||2.48||1st|
|FOURTH||Hawkley & Bramshott||
|NO POSITION||Scratch band||
Unfortunately the 8-bell competition was cancelled due to insufficient team entries.
Striking Competition Convener
W&P Guild Vice Master
Don’t forget, all things Erin on Saturday 18th May at Southampton, Bitterne Park 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
I believe this is also still the world’s lightest ring of 12.
The next Winchester District Practice is on Tuesday 21st May from 10.30-12:00 at Micheldever, a little ground-floor six.
Please display or forward the poster to your members, and let’s hope plenty of people can make it and support the local band.
Winchester District Secretary
Update – 4th June
Subject: AGM 15th June- venue for Striking competition results, BRF meeting and lunch
For those who are intending to be at the Freshwater Village Hall on the 15th June for the striking competition results, lunch or BRF meeting prior to the AGM, please note that the venue is in Victoria Road, PO40 9PP. It is not at the Memorial Hall in Avenue Road.
Don’t forget to let Mary Tester know if you want lunch.
Anyone intending to travel along the M27 on their way to the Guild AGM on the Isle of Wight should note that the M27 will be closed between J9 and J11 from 9pm Friday 14th to 9pm Saturday 15th June.
Here is a link to download all the papers you need in one single PDF file for the Guild AGM being held on Saturday 15th June at Freshwater on Isle of Wight.
Please remember to consider nominations for your Guild Officers – see this link for more details.