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March/April events in C&S District

Hi,

A busy month ahead.

  1. Last call for anyone who is interested in coming to the District Dinner Saturday 3rd March. Poster here: District Dinner 2018   Contact Rosemary Rogers.
  2. District Youth Practice at Brockenhurst Saturday 3rd March
  3. District Practice and Striking competition at Fawley on Saturday 10th March
  4. District Quarter Peal Fortnight. How many people can we get ringing this year?
  5. Salisbury Guild young ringers day

Happy Ringing

Sallie

Sopley Minor Methods Practice to become “Sopley Beyond Bob Doubles”

After considering the requests of members of the Bob Minor practice and consulting with others, it’s been realised there is a big gap between the average tower practice and going to a minor methods only practice. This is due (in the Bournemouth area at least) to many new learners at tower practices and the need for lots of rounds and call changes taking up most of the limited time available.

Requests have been made for Stedman doubles especially, and for a chance to call touches of doubles/principles methods. It’s also an opportunity to try methods that would be commonly rung if there was no time constaint – eg the St Simons/ Winchendon Place group of methods/variations, variations of Bob Doubles and Grandsire, etc etc etc………..

It is not envisaged that we would ring Plain Bob/Grandsire Doubles except for a “go” at calling touches – teaching the basic methods would defeat the object of the practice. Of course, minor methods will still be on the “curriculum” from Bob Minor onwards to Treble Bob and Surprise (if we have the ability).

At the same time the practice will revert to the 1st Wednesday of the month, the first practice being on the 1st November.

The Ringing Master will be Tim Kettle, and he would welcome any assistance in running the practices.

If you have any requests or would like to know more or would like to help run the practices, please contact Tim Kettle

First Quarter Peal Congratulations for Becky White (Ringwood)

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Ringwood, Hampshire
SS Peter and Paul
Saturday, 23 September 2017 in 45 mins (9–0–6 in G♯)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
Becky White (Age 14)
Rosemary Rogers (C)
Elizabeth Davey
David Lay
John Davey
Frances White
First Quarter, First Attempt(1) First on Cover Bell (6)

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 12th of July

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington on Wednesday the 12th of July.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

CS District Practice 6pm April 1st at Lymington – Special Method is Middlesex Triples

Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 17.55.22Colin Butler Writes:

The special method for the April 1st practice at Lymington , 6 to 8pm, will be Middlesex Triples.
Please give me a request for the special method for May.

Messages left in the box below will be displayed on the page and forwarded to Colin

Confirmed: Sopley Minor Methods Practice Weds Feb 22nd 7.30pm

After January’s practice, the consensus of the band is that for February 22nd we would like to stay with the same methods:

Please can the conductors come prepared to call some short touches of Double Court and simple Single-only touches of Bob Minor?

It’s a good practice to work on your Ringing Master skills as well – anyone want to do all or part of the job in February?

Once again I am hoping to get 9+ firm replies in order to go ahead with this practice. RSVP please by Friday 17th Feb and I will send out a confirmation.

Or download a poster: sopley-minor-methods-practice

Rosalind

C&S Quarter Peal Fortnight 12-26 of March

Hi all,
I announced this exciting event at our recent district ADM. For anyone who was not able to attend, attached is a poster and an information sheet.
It would be really excellent to have as many quarter peals as possible rung in the district during the fortnight, so get planning. It is my aim to keep a record on the district website of all planned attempts.
You can find at the following link all the details about the peal attempts and news related to it.
Any queries/comments please do let me know.
Regards,
Daniel Graham
Southampton

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 8th of February

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington on Wednesday the 8th of February.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Update – CS District ADM – January 28th at Bitterne Park

Hi all.

On behalf of the District officers can I wish everyone in the District a Happy New Year.

The ADM is almost here, Saturday 28th January 2017 at Bitterne Park, Southampton

Attached is the poster, proposed agenda, minutes from September Meeting and District Calendar for 2017.

ADM Poster 2017  Calendar 2017  September 2016 Minutes  ADM Agenda 2017

Please look through and let me know of any other items you would like to be added to the Agenda

Raffle

There will be a raffle held to raise money to contribute the costs of sending a Youth band to the RW National Youth Competition, should you with to donate a raffle prize please get in contact with Rosemary Rogers.

Officer posts

As always all District Officer posts are up for re-election. Please pass on nominations to me by 25th January. We currently have no volunteers to stand for Executive Committee Representative post. We are also looking for a volunteer for Assistant Secretary too please contact me if you are would be willing to help.

Please could you let the Chairman of any names to be notified under item 2.

Regards

Sallie

District Secretary