Category Archives: Andover District Event

News and Events that come from Andover District Committee

Andover half-yearly District meeting Monday Sept 25th 7pm

Dear All
As you may recall it was decided at the ADM there would be a meeting held during the summer to update members on Guild events and elect any new members that had joined since the ADM.  Two dates were put forward and Monday 25th September (at Whitchurch) has been selected.
The meeting will begin at 7pm, prior to the 10 bell District practice.
Once agenda items have been identified further details will follow.
Thanks

8 bell ringing on Thurs 25th May at Hurstbourne Priors

It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 25th May 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors from 7:30pm.

This month’s methods will include Superlative Surprise Major and Grandsire Triples, and possibly also Double Norwich, Stedman Triples, Bob Major, depending on demand.

 

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Helen and Roger Thomas

Handbell Concert – 7pm Saturday 20th May – Ashford Hill

The Barfield Handbell Ringers from Thatcham bring the captivating sight and sound of music played on 97 handbells. With an extensive repertoire of music from several centuries from which to choose the programme, this concert will include a wide range of music – classical, hymns and popular!

CONCERT AT ST PAUL’S CHURCH
ASHFORD HILL RG19 8AZ
Saturday 20th May 7pm
The Barfield Handbell Ringers
will present
“Mid-May Music and Mischief!”
Tickets: £7.50 adults, children free
To reserve your tickets please contact Vanessa Martin 01635 299227

 
Come along and share this amazing evening!

Hurstbourne Priors 8 bell Practice on Thurs 27th April

Dear all,

It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 27th April 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors, from 7:30pm.

This month’s methods may include Double Norwich, Superlative, Yorkshire, Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples, Bob Major, depending on demand.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Helen and Roger Thomas

8 Bell Practice at Hurstbourne Priors – 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd March

Dear all,
It’s the 4th Thursday of the month next week, on Thursday 23rd March 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors, from 7:30pm.

This month’s methods may include Double Norwich, Superlative, Yorkshire, Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples, Bob Major. depending on demand.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Helen and Roger Thomas
  • Contact Helen Thomas

    Telephone: 01264 738900
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**CANCELLED** Barn Dance for Ecchinswell Bell Restoration Trust – Sat 8th April

Now that Christmas has been and gone and the nights are still dark and cold, the Ecchinswell Bell Restoration Trust thought it would be a good idea to see in Spring with a bit of a knees up.

On Saturday 8th April 2017 we are holding a Barn Dance at the Ecchinswell Village Hall from 7pm.

If you have never been to a barn dance before you’re in for a treat. We have a group of people who will be there to show you the moves.

The licenced bar will be there to help you get into the mood along with a bite to eat when you have worked up an appetite.

So dig out your dancing shoes or Cowboy boots (fancy dress is optional – prizes for the best!) and to book your spot on the dance floor for this fun packed night, please contact John Simpson from the Ecchinswell Bell Restoration Trust. The contact details are shown on the flyer.

Please note tickets for this event are limited and your space will only be guaranteed upon payment. Tickets must be shown on entry.

All adult tickets sold include a complimentary strip of raffle tickets which can be obtained by exchanging your entry ticket at the raffle table. (Alcohol prizes can only be claimed by over 18’s and if your particularly youthful looking your ID maybe required.)

Remember space is limited so please contact me ASAP to confirm your place. Payments can be made in cash or by bank transfer to the EBRT account (details can be given on request.)

contact John Simpson

Hurstbourne Priors 8-bell practice Thursday 23rd February

Dear all,
This month’s 8 bell practice is at Hurstbourne Priors –  this week, on Thursday 23rd February 2017

This month I would like to pay particular attention to Double Norwich .

But it is also worth having a look at:

 Superlative, Grandsire, Stedman, Bob Major etc.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Roger Thomas

Hurstborne Priors 8-bell practice Thursday 26th January

Dear all,

Welcome to 2017!!

This month’s 8 bell practice is at Hurstbourne Priors –  this week, on Thursday on 26th January 2017

Methods to look up:

  • Double Norwich,
  • Superlative,
  • Grandsire,
  • Stedman,
  • Bob Major etc.

Hope to see you there.

If you are a regular and can’t make it please let me know.

Thanks

Roger Thomas

ANDOVER DISTRICT MONTHLY PRACTICES 2017

January 23rd Whitchurch

February 1st Burghclere

March 7th Hurstbourne Priors

April 26th Woolton Hill

May 10th Upper Clatford

June 13th Andover

July 5th Over Wallop

August 2nd Winchester Cathedral

September 6th Longparish

September 25th Whitchurch

October 18th Goodworth Clatford

November 6th Kingsclere

December 7th St Mary Bourne

Final Notes and Documents for the Andover AGM (Sat 14th Jan)

Have you remembered everything for Saturday 14th January at Goodworth Clatford? 

Order your tea – email by clicking the link below or phone 01264 323532

  • Apologies to me if you can’t make it.
  • Any of your members interested in applying for a bursary – Ros would be pleased to hear from you on Saturday.
  • Don’t forget your subscription.
  • Thank you to all those tower secretaries who have sent a tower report.
  • Please see below agenda and minutes.  There will be a few copies at the meeting but it would be helpful if you could bring your own.
I hope to see as many of you there as can make it.
Thanks

BBC Bells on Sunday January 8th 2017 featured Hurstbourne Priors – Listen again if you missed it.

Bells on Sunday for January 2017.

1st. Denton, Manchester. Grandsire Doubles.

8th. Hurstbourne Priors, Hants. Plain Bob Major.

15th. Maidstone, Kent. Plain & Little Bob Royal.

22nd. Woodchurch, Wirral. Cambridge Surprise Major.

29th. Barnoldswick, Lancs. Barnoldswick T B Minor.

Andover District AGM Saturday 14th Jan 3.15 **Includes documents

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There are two meeting halls in Goodworth Clatford.  Our ADM will be held in St. Peter’s Hall, the one nearest the church.

  • Contact Angela Rogers

    Telephone: 01264 323532
    Address: 18, St anne’s Close, Goodworth Clatford, Andover. SP11 7RW
    Email: Use Form

Andover District Practice Thursday 1st December 7.30pm St Mary Bourne

Calling all Andover ringers.

Can mulled wine, mulled apple juice and mince pies tempt you to our last 2016 District Practice at St. Mary Bourne? 

Thursday 1st December at 7.30.
If you would like to ring something in particular email me and I will forward to Tim Pink.
Ringers of all abilities welcome.  The more the merrier!

Mike Winterbourne Reports from the September Andover District Practice

We had a good attendance which allowed some ringers to attempt Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples and Plain Bob Major to increase their knowledge range and get practice on 8 bells.

A touch of Double Norwich Court Bob Major came round giving us practice to support the Education Day Saturday 19th November. Double Norwich is a very interesting step away from Plain Bob and Little Bob Major Certainly worth a day getting to grips with it.

We managed to get a course of Superlative S Major to end in nearly the right place a step forward for several of the band.

8 Bell Practice Thursday 29th Sept at Hurstbourne Priors

Dear all,

This month’s 8 bell practice is at Hurstbourne Priors this week, on Thursday on 29th Sept.

Methods to look up:

Double Norwich, Superlative, Grandsire, Stedman etc.

Hope to see you there.

Roger Thomas

Andover District Outing Saturday 8th October

Please come and join us for a day of bell ringing!
All levels of ringing welcome.
Time Slot Tower Bells Tenor Weight Postcode

9:30 to 10:15am St James – Westerleigh 6 20cwt BS37 8QW

10:30 to 11:15am St Saviour’s Church – Coalpitheat 8 10cwt BS36 2SA

11:30 to 12:15pm St Peters Church – Frampton Cotterell 6 14cwt BS36 2AA

Lunch
12:30 to 1:45 – The Globe Pub

(Opposite St Peters Church – Frampton Cotterell)
2pm to 2:45pm St Michaels Church – Winterbourne 6 20cwt BS36 1SE
3pm to 3:45pm St John the Baptist – Frenchay 6 4cwt BS16 1NB

4:15 to 5pm The Church of St. Thomas à Becket – Pucklechurch 6 12cwt BS16 9RB

Andover District Practice at Whitchurch – Mike Winterbourne Reports

Being our only 10 bell tower, we are not as proficient as we would like to be. We managed to ring Plain Hunt Caters with several changes of band including locals and those from other towers, Grandsire Caters sort of came round as did Stedman Caters. The final fling was Kent T B Royal which improved when I improved my counting!

Extra Andover District Practice now at Abbotts Ann on Thursday 22nd September 7:30pm

Mike Winterbourne