Here is a poster showing the A&P District Events for February and March 2019.
Please download a copy for your tower!
RINGING FROM 6PM ‘FIZZ N BUBBLES’ FROM 7PM
QUIZ STARTS 7.30PM
AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH HALL, BENTLEY, Church Lane, Bentley GU10 5NA
Plenty of Parking, the Hall is behind the Church
The Alton & Petersfield District Bellringer’s 2019 Quiz!
Bentley hosting, in our new Church Hall, ringing from 6pm and a glass of fizz for early arrivals & non-ringers!
We are planning a pudding auction, so get baking! Anything with alcohol going in always works a treat! As does ‘gooee’ puddings or a cheese board as a great accompaniment!
All monies raised will go to the District Funds!
Fish n chips. Bring your own drinks, we’ll have plenty of glasses and nibbles & pens for scribbles!
Prize for winning team! Prize for Most Original Table Name!
Prize for the Best Pud Maker!
First come first served places limited so hurry or you might not get in!
We ‘really’ look forward to seeing you!
At our Tower AGM chaired by Revd. Canon Will on 7th January Madeline King stood down from the role of Captain, which she has occupied for 10 years. She was presented with a bouquet and gift from the other members of the band.
Reflecting on her time in office Madeline said that the strength of the ringing band was due to everyone working together in harmony and that this could be achieved only by having leaders who were committed to having a happy successful band. She paid tribute to the ringers who had served in other capacities over the years, assisting as steeple keepers, treasurers, house keepers and teachers, and with administration, organising wedding bands, letting in visitors and arranging outings and social events.
Madeline stressed the necessity of good clear communications with the Vicar and the Parish Office, especially in regard to ringing for weddings and for special occasions like this year’s Armistice Commemorations and New Year, and to ensure safety procedures are followed by workmen and other visitors to the Tower.
The Band has certainly grown and flourished under Madeline’s leadership – we are now regularly able to ring all 8 bells for the Sunday morning service. Not only is the overall standard of ringing improving, but individual ringers are achieving personal targets too. The band is happy and cohesive and that makes the ringing fun and enjoyable. Thank You Madeline!
Our new Captain is Mary Broadbridge.
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Just a reminder that tomorrow is the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne from 7:30pm.
The practices for Froxfield, West Meon & Warnford for September are as follows:-
Tuesday 11th September 7.30pm
Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm
Monday 10th September 7.30pm – WARNFORD
Monday 24th September – 7.30pm – WEST MEON
If you wish to come to Warnford and haven’t been before please contact me on 07799 831426 so that we can let you into the park.
The 2018 Alton & Petersfield District Striking Competition will be held at Warnford on Saturday October 6th.
Timings are a little loose at the moment, because we don’t know just how many teams will be entering yet, but the general idea is:-
2.30pm – The draw takes place
3.00pm – Competition begins
5.00pm – Tea – Names for tea please to Teresa Brown by October 2nd.
6.00pm – Autumn Meeting
We are not planning any evening ringing, but if enough people want to stay we might be able to arrange some.
Please let me know if your tower is planning to enter a team, so that I can print the appropriate number of certificates. Don’t forget that two towers can enter as a joint team if they do not have enough available ringers to enter a team on their own.
Contact Teresa Brown with names for tea
Contact Valerie Harris for team entries
Froyle has a wall in their tower where all important information was, and is, written. Whilst they may not have anything recorded there about WW1 ringing, they do have this record of the bells being fired in VJ Day in 1945. Only 3 ringers named though, perhaps they fired 2 bells each.
Also apparently, there is a record of snow in 1904, in June!! Somewhat different to June of this year then.
Linda Bulpitt has assured me that they will be adding to the wall when they ring at 11.00am and 7.05pm on November 11th.
Due to holidays etc. it has been decided to cancel this month’s 8 bell practice at Alton St. Lawrence.
We will start again on September 29th.
Sorry for any disappointment.
Wednesday 8th August – 7.30 to 9.00pm
General Practice at Winchester Cathedral
Meet at 7.15pm in the Cathedral Close by the south door.
Access will be via the south west turret staircase, as last year.
Saturday 11th August – 5.30 to 7.30pm
Plain hunting the treble and ringing inside to triples and major methods
Saturday 25th August – 5.30 to 7.30pm
8 Bell Practice at St. Lawrence
Last year’s picnic/barbecue took place in torrential rain, so it was great this year to be pretty certain of having sunshine.
I’m told that the afternoon ringing went very well (I was at work so couldn’t get there till later unfortunately), with plenty of ringers from at least 6 towers and a good range of methods rung.
When the ringing was over everyone flocked round to the village hall where the barbecue was already lit and ready to go, and there were games to play and a photo quiz to solve while we waited for the food to cook.
Many burgers, sausages, salads and desserts were consumed, washed down with beer, squash and cups of tea. All to the background clatter of Giant Connect Four or a falling Jenga tower and the occasional football scooting past. And, of course, lots of laughter.
Then a bag of marshmallows and some long skewers appeared, prompting more smiles and a queue at the barbecue while they were toasted to the desired colour.
Teresa Brown’s photo quiz caught a few people out when they couldn’t recognise places that they had rung in before. Sometimes, even their home tower. But David Hughes had no such problems and identified all 20 pictures correctly.
The raffle was drawn, participants were thanked, some of the youngsters disappeared into the hall to have a go at the curling, and the clearing up began. All in all a very successful and enjoyable event.
Thank you all again.
Funeral details for Lawrence Francis Ensor.
Monday 23rd July.10.30 Portsmouth Cathedral High St Old Portsmouth, burial 12.00 noon at Warblington Cemetery nr Emsworth and after at Brookfield Hotel close by.
All welcome. Details: Lee Fletcher Funeral Director. Cosham.
If you would like to attend please email email@example.com and you will be sent the contact address. Confirmation of attendance would be appreciated for planning.
Tomorrow is the first Tuesday practice at Holybourne again from 7:30 – 9:00. Ringing from plain Hunt on 7 upwards. Hope to have a good group again.
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Tuesday will once again be the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne from 7:30pm. Hope to see a good turn out.
This Tuesday is the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne from 7:30. Please use the vestry door again as the building work is still not complete.
Tuesday this week is the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne. 7:30 – 9:00. Please use the vestry door again.
It’s the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne once again tomorrow Tuesday 6th March 7:30 – 9:00. Hope to see a good turn out now the snow has gone!