With grateful thanks to Steve Hough for posting this on our facebook page. Well worth a watch.
Winchester Practice pdf file … please print and display in your towers for those without internet use.
The Christchurch & Southampton ringers will once again be taking over Winchester Cathedral’s 14 magnificent bells on Wednesday August 22nd from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. (This is our August district practice).
Access will be via the south-west turret staircase on the west front as it was last year (meeting at the south door under the arches) which leads onto the parapet, from where we will walk along inside the nave roof space to the ringing room. This really is quite a spectacular journey. Please wear sensible shoes.
We will need to meet in the Cathedral Close by the south door at 7.15pm prompt.
We will be ringing everything from rounds and call-changes upwards, and is a great chance to practice ringing on higher numbers of bells.
Please try not to be late or you might not be able to get in.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Kindly arranged by one of our younger members, Daniel Hartley.
Please send your menu choices asap.
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Christchurch & Southampton District
Saturday 29th September 2018
Tower and dedication
Blewbury, St Michael and All Angels Postcode: OX11 9QH 10:00 – 11:00
19cwt – 0qr – 13lb
Harwell, St Matthew
Postcode: OX11 0HL 11:20 – 12:10
16cwt – 1qr – 26lb
Heart of Harwell
Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0HQ
Tel: 01235 834511
Steventon, St Michael and All Angels
Postcode: OX13 6SN 2:00 – 2:45
11cwt – 2qr – 7lb
The more keen-eyed observers of the District Calendar/Programme for this year will have noticed that we have an outing ‘pencilled in’ for Saturday May 26th – one month from now! So this email is just to give you advance warning, and an opportunity to put the date in your diaries.
The format I plan is to have two towers before lunch, nice pub lunch somewhere, and two towers after lunch, and maybe round the afternoon off with tea/cream tea, depending on where we go. I shall try to keep it local so as to reduce the burden of extended travel.
Please watch this space!
THE WINCHESTER AND PORTSMOUTH DIOCESAN
GUILD OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS
Annual Ringing Outing
Saturday 21st October 2017
9.00 – 9:45 Eling, St Mary the Virgin: 8 (GF), 11¾ SO40 9HF
10:25 – 11:10 Lyndhurst, St Michael and AA: 8, 11 SO43 7BD
11:30 – 12:15 Hinton Admiral,
St Michael and AA: 5, 9 BH23 7DX
LUNCH at The Woolpack Inn, Sopley BH23 7AX
14:00 – 14:50 Sopley, St Michael and AA: 6 (GF), 7¼ BH23 7AU
15:15 – 16:00 Ringwood, SS Peter and Paul: 8, 17¾ BH24 1AL
AFTERNOON TEA in Ringwood
17:25 – 18:10 Fordingbridge, St Mary: 8, 13½ SP6 1BQ
by Saturday 14th October, please.
Further details – travel timings, parking ideas, tea suggestions, etc. to follow.
Bruce Purvis, Winchester District Secretary
Wednesday 27th September 2017
I have at last sorted out a collection of towers and an itinerary for this year’s District Outing, to the New Forest. Please find attached posters for the outing in MS-Word and PDF formats.
Local New Forest Ringers are welcome to join in!
Where we are going: I have chosen Sopley – with apologies to the Lockerley/E. Tytherley band who I know will be ringing there in two weeks’ time – because it has the Woolpack Inn a mere 200 yards away, and it looks like a good place for lunch ……
Trip Advisor gives it seven 5-blob reviews and four 4-blob reviews in the past four weeks, and it’s a Lucky Dip entry in the Good Pub Guide:
I’ve also included Lyndhurst, to sharp intakes of breath from one or two people I’ve spoken to, on account of busy-ness on a Saturday morning. But I think Lyndhurst is thereby unjustly neglected, and I have allowed 40 minutes from Eling to Lyndhurst, which should allow time enough for fuming in traffic jams and walking up from the New Forest Visitor Centre Car Park, which is the closest sensible place to stop but still a few minutes’ walk from the church. If we get there crazily early, I’ve asked Mary Sterry if the letter-in doesn’t mind getting there a bit early in case we do, too. Also, the church is a showcase for Arts and Crafts/Pre-Raphaelite decoration, so well worth looking round anyway. It’s in Simon Jenkins’s book about the 1000 best churches to visit.
Once we’ve finished at Ringwood I have allowed an hour for people to get some tea. Ringwood has a branch of the Boston Tea Party, which started out in Honiton, and has spread out in the West Country since then, with branches to my certain knowledge in Salisbury and Ringwood. There is also, in the High Street, Jacqueline’s Tea Rooms. Like the BTP, and unlike a lot of tea rooms, it stays open late, or late enough for our purposes. The cream teas garner plaudits, but be warned, they have a bizarre restriction on people sharing food, so DO NOT order one pot of tea for one and one cream tea, thinking you can share the scone, otherwise Modom Proprietor will be down on you like a ton of bricks. See Tripadvisor for further gruesome details.
Where we are not going: Hordle, which we visited two years ago when Andrew Glover organised the District Outing to this area, and where Lock/Tyth are calling in. Also Christchurch Priory: I’d have loved to have a heavy twelve as our grand finale, but there’s a lot happening on October 21st, including a concert in the evening, so there’ll be rehearsals, an evensong, etc., etc. Maybe some time in the future, if we ever venture to, for example, the Isle of Purbeck, or Bournemouth/East Dorset.
For the itinerary, food ordering arrangements etc. watch this space!
Best wishes meanwhile
Due to a late booked wedding, the visit to Outwood tower has had to be cancelled, so Coulsdon will now be the first tower of the day. Also the novelty tower has been replaced with Hayes (Bromley).
District Outing on Saturday 9th September
Times of ringing .
Coulsdon – TQ312581 ( 5. 10-2-14 in A flat ) – 11.00 to 11.30
Hayes (Bromley) – TQ405663 (6. 8-1-26 in A) – 12.00 to 12.45
Lunch – Wickham Bay seafood restaurant 19 High Street West Wickham. Kent BR4 0LP 13.00 – 14.20
West Wickham – TQ389649 (6. 13cwt ) – 14.30 to 15.15
Farnborough (Orpington) TQ444641 ( 6. 2-2-26 in E ) – 15.30 to 16.15
Downe – TQ432617 (6. 10-0-1 in G ) – 16.30 to 17.15
Biggin Hill – TQ419589 ( 6. 6-1-24 in B ) – 17.30 to 18.00
Addington – TQ654589 (4. 5-1-11 in Bb) 18.30 to 19.15
It would be good to see as many of you as possible, for part if not all of the day.
If you are planning to come please let me know as soon as possible.
Many thanks Graham.
This year’s outing is to the Dorking area. If you are interested in going please contact Lizzie Hough
Steve Hough from Eling has produced and uploaded a wonderful video on to Youtube of the C&S outing to Oxford.
Thank you Steve for this lovely video.
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
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
There is ONE alteration – we cannot go to St Ebbes. Instead it is Christ Church.
The final order is;