Category Archives: Mini Ring

Invitation to Hire the Charmborough Ring

The Charmborough Ring attracts a lot of interest at public events and we have a number of slots free over the coming months for bookings.

You can usually collect a list of at least 20 names when the ring is used at a public event, but it is important to plan how you are going to capture contact details and follow people up afterwards, as people can come from quite a wide area. The Association of Ringing Teachers website contains lots of useful information about planning a recruitment event,

Although the ring is often used during the summer, it can be used throughout the year indoors at shopping centres, and for school activities days:

It costs £100 to hire the ring for a day, or £150 for two days, plus 60p/mile for towing, from our new base at Alresford in the W&P area. Further information is available here:


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News about Mini-Rings

WP Guild Education – An Evening with a Mini Ring – Friday 12th May

The Education Committee is delighted to offer another opportunity to try a Mini Ring – last year’s event was very popular indeed!    This will be on Friday 12th May, at South Stoneham(The Hartley Twelve), from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm and no experience is necessary.   If you haven’t tried this before – now’s your chance – and it is very different from tower bell ringing.   It is also FREE!

A poster is here giving full details, and if you or any of your friends are interested do please get in touch so that we have an idea of numbers.   Any queries, please contact me either by email, or 01962 886939.

Christine Knights-Whittome

For:  The Guild Education Committee

Introduction to Mini-ringing
An opportunity to try a mini-ring.
No previous experience is required.
Friday 12 May 2017
6.30 – 9.00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Close
South Stoneham, SO18 2ST SU440154
The Hartley Twelve Mini-ring
FREE – but suggested donation£2.00 towards
expenses (Juniors £1.00)
To book a place please contact
Christine Knights-Whittome
Please note: there will be no refreshments and there are
no toilet facilities at the church

Congratulations Erin Ingram (Milford) – First Quarter Peal

Many congratulations to Erin Ingram (Milford) on scoring her first Quarter Peal. This was the first time that the Ingram Family have rung a quarter peal together. Andy and Sallie are long-standing members of the Guild Education Committee. Isla (who rang the treble) has now scored three quarter peals.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
On Friday, 17 March 2017 in 38
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Tenor: 1–1–2
1260 Plain Bob Doubles

1 Isla K A Ingram
2 Andrew J B Ingram (C)
3 Mike Winterbourne
4 John A Dodd
5 Sallie-Louise Ingram
6 Erin M E Ingram

1st Quarter (aged 9): 6
Rung for C&S District Quarter Peal Fortnight

**UPDATED!!** Winchester District Quarterly Meeting with Walk & Picnic – Sat 13th August

Winchester District Header

Quarterly Meeting: Ringing, Picnic
and a Gentle Stroll along the Test Way
Saturday, 13th August 2016.
Ringing at St Andrew, Mottisfont;
The Clock House, Awbridge and Romsey Abbey.

Programme of Events

9:51 a.m.                                 Train from Romsey to Mottisfont & Dunbridge
9:56 – 10.30 a.m                      Walk to Mottisfont (approx 1 mile)
10.30 – 11.15 a.m.                    Ringing at Mottisfont
11.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.            Walk to Awbridge (approx 2 miles)
12:15 – 1.30 p.m.                     Picnic Lunch (BYO) and QDM at Awbridge Village Hall, Romsey Road 
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.                       Walk from the Village Hall to the Clock House (approx ½ mile)                   
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.                      Ringing at the Clock House, Awbridge
2:30 – 3:14 p.m.                      Walk back to Dunbridge (approx 1¾ miles)
3.14 or 4.14pm                        Train from Mottisfont & Dunbridge to Romsey
4:30 – 5:25 p.m.                     

Ringing at Romsey Abbey

*Train fare £2.90 return, parking at Romsey station £1.90.
*Toilets at the Village Hall, none at the Clock House.
*Masses of Tea Shops in Romsey, but many close quite early.

Link to Briefing Notes for Walk

Link to Walking Notes and Map

Link to Poster

Link to Agenda

Link to Minutes from Previous Meeting

Contact Bruce Purvis
Winchester District Secretary – 4th August 2016


Congratulations Dan Graham – First Quarter of 8-spliced as Conductor

Daniel Rings with Southampton City Ringers and is a past Master of the Southampton University Guild.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild

Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 8 July 2016 in 38m (3–1–2)
1280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Standard 8.
Alan D Elsmore
Andrew J B Ingram
Colin J Butler
John A Dodd
Jonathan D Farrington
Claire E O’Mahony
Oliver B Chaloner
Daniel Graham (C)
First of Spliced Surprise Major as conductor.

Quarter Peal at The Clock House, Awbridge, Commemorating the Somme

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 1 July 2016 in 39m (3–1–2)
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 Daniel Graham
2 Margaret A Cobb
3 Oliver B Chaloner
4 Andrew J Nicol
5 Jonathan D Farrington
6 John A Dodd
7 Andrew J B Ingram (C)
8 Colin J Butler
In memory of all those who fought in the Great War and rung to commemorate the centenary today of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.

A Birthday Compliment to the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Clock House, Awbridge

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 10 June 2016 in 39m (3–1–2 in E)
1280 London Surprise Major
Helena J Shaw
Colin J Butler
Martin J E Daniels
Caroline Daniels
Oliver B Chaloner
Jonathan D Farrington
John A Dodd
Daniel Graham (C)
95th birthday compliment to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
First of London Surprise Major as conductor.

Handbell Peal at Awbridge

A peal of 5184 Plain Bob Major was rung at Awbridge for the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth and St. George’s Day.
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
The Clock House
Saturday, 23 April 2016 in 2h16 (8)
5184 Plain Bob Major
Composed by Geoffrey Dodds
1–2 John A Dodd
3–4 Ian M Redway
5–6 Andrew G Craddock (C)
7–8 E C Gareth Higgs
Rung for the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Also for St George’s Day.

Firsts Fortnight News from Milford On Sea – First QP, Isla Ingram

Congratulation to Isla on ringing her first quarter peal during Firsts Fortnight. Thank you to the rest of the band.

Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 4 March 2016 in 39 (3–1–2 in E)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
John A Dodd
Colin J Butler
Roy LeMarechal
Sallie-Louise Ingram
Andrew J B Ingram (C)
Isla K A Ingram
First Quarter 6 Rung for the W&P Guild’s “Firsts Fortnight”

Sallie Ingram Reporting


Quarter Peal in memory of Dennis Chapman (CS District, Eling)

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Awbridge, Hampshire
Clock House Bells
Friday, 29 January 2016 in 38m (3–1–2 in E)
1287 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Dennis A Chapman
Caroline Daniels
Alan D Elsmore
Sallie-Louise Ingram
Oliver B Chaloner
John A Dodd
Martin J E Daniels
Alistair K C Brown (C)
Colin J Butler
Remembering Dennis Chapman.

Contact John Dodd

Telephone: 01794 341279
Address: The Clock House, Church Lane, Awbridge, Romsey, SO51 0HN
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