Two great minds (Alan Bentley and Tim Kettle) have been at work together to host this great opportunity within the C&S District: A one day course (Module 1) Teaching Bell Handling. This will be held at St. Peter’s, Bournemouth on 9th March 2019 with tutor Gill Hughes. In time we plan to host more in the undercroft conference centre.
St. Peter’s has great facilities within its undercrofts, and in time we hope will become known on the ringers-map as a ‘Learning/Ringing Centre’, as the church invests in making the staircase, tower, steeple, bells more accessible to the public and awareness. We are very lucky to home a beautiful heavy ring of 8 by Taylor’s (21cwt in E), recast as a complete set in the 1930’s. The tower is also home to the popular and successful weekly tailored practice night specifically geared towards bell handling.
For more information please contact Tim Kettle, Ringing Master of St. Peter’s.
A Happy New Year to all our ringers! We hope all your towers enjoyed a good Christmas and – like the Guild Education Committee – are looking forward to plenty of ringing in 2019.
To this end, we are attaching the poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions) for the first of our Education Days. This will be on Saturday 9th March when we will be covering Cambridge Surprise Major, based at Milford-on-Sea.
With lots of very welcome new ringers within our towers following Ringing Remembers, we will be covering some of the basic subjects as the coming year unfolds, but, first off, we hope Cambridge Surprise Major will appeal to the slightly more experienced ringers who are looking for a challenge. If you think this is something you would enjoy, or if there are others within your tower who would like to join in, do please get in touch.
As always if you have any queries do please email me or phone 01962 886939 and I’ll do my best to help, or I’ll “find a man who can”!
On behalf of: The Education Committee
Download pack for Guild Education – Cambridge Surprise Major