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Invitation to ring at Abbotsbury on Sept 23rd plus other practices (from Dorset County Association)


Six-Bell Practices for 2017

Saturdays: 7-9pm

Abbotsbury                Sept 23rd – Kent Treble Bob Minor

Martinstown              Dec 16th – Double Oxford

Also your choice of Doubles; from Plain Hunt, Slow Course methods, Grandsire etc         

For more information, please send an e-mail or visit the DCA website  


Forthcoming Dorset County Association 6 bell practices (Oct-Dec 2016)


6-bell Practices [Saturdays] 2016

Oct 22nd      Symondsbury 7pm

Dec 17th       Maiden Newton 7pm                            ALL WELCOME

Forthcoming Dorset County Association 6 bell practices (April-Dec 2016)


6-bell Practices [Saturdays] 2016

April 23rd      Leigh 7pm – 9pm

July 23rd      Chideock 7pm

Oct 22nd      Symondsbury 7pm

Dec 17th       Maiden Newton 7pm                            ALL WELCOME

Dorset County Association (DCA) Forthcoming Events

The next two EVENTS are …………
Saturday 23 January 2016

Dorset County Association – Practice – Puddletown (6) 7-9pm

All welcome.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Dorset County Association – AGM Martinstown (6)

3pm ringing at Martinstown.
4pm Service at Martinstown.
5pm AGM at Stratton village hall.
5.45pm Tea at Stratton village hall.
Ringing afterwards at Bradford Peverell (8)

For more information, please send an e-mail 

DCA (Dorset County Association) Christmas Newsletter **RINGING DATES!!**

Here is wishing all Members an enjoyable Christmas and lots of good ringing to look forward to in 2016.

Devon Ringers Carol Service 2014 at Buckfast Abbey was brilliant. This year it is even easier to get to ………..
  • It is always wise to check if a practice night is on, or not, before setting off around the Christmas New Year period.
  • Visitors looking for Christmas services to ring for, or somewhere to ring in the New Year, are advised to make use of the Dorset Towers website.
CONTACTS for many Dorset Towers can be found here:
– from Delie, re the Eight-Bell Group at Bradpole Ringing Centre:
“In the new year bells are booked for Friday 8 Jan and fortnightly 22 Jan, 5 and 19 Feb, 4 and 18 March,1, 15 and 29 April. 10 am to 12 noon.Please contact me before coming to ring in case of cancellation. 
“On Friday 18 Dec a quarter is being attempted followed by a short practice for those living very near Bradpole. So other ringers please do not come. This follows the success of the last quarter. May I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year, Good ringing and thank you, Delie.”
01297 678293. Tuckmill, Hawkchurch, Axminster, EX13 5UX

– from Bradpole Ringing Centre Voluntary Management Team: “The inaugural General Meeting of Bradpole Ringing Centre Society, which was to have been on Saturday January 9, has been postponed; matters have taken longer to set up than anticipated – apologies.”
-from Nigel Orchard,

“Please encourage as many ringers as possible to respond [to this survey].
The survey will close at the end of January.”

– from Andy Smith:

“Saturday 2 January 2016

Dorset County Association – Practice Bradford Peverell (8) 7pm

All welcome”

Special method? Come and ask what you want to ring & maybe some ‘seasonal tunes.’

The AGM:

Saturday 6 February 2016

Dorset County Association – AGM Martinstown (6)

Tea and Meeting at Stratton.

Watch Campanophile and Bellboard for details.


“The DCA has all the best jollies”

More pics from 21 November on Facebook……..

And congratulations to all who spotted the ‘deliberate mistake’ in the last emailing.

Yes, YEOVIL is no longer a 10! And the DCA has booked all 12 for Sat Nov 19 2016 from 4.30 – 6.30pm.


Whitchurch – Bells – Bikes

For stuff on bells and the Tour de Yorkshire see……..

For more, including Whitchurch Canonicorum, see blog for August 11………….
If you think the DCA should be fielding a team or  pulling together a scratch band, please speak to the Ringing Masters:

National Mini Ring Striking Competition
at 9:00–20:00
“We have the 12 Bell, the Tewkesbury Shield and the RWNYC, so why not one for Mini Ringers? An 8-Bell Competition to be held at Pig le Tower, Marston Bigot, with other attractions (such as St Leonard’s and other local mini rings) open (TBC) – oh and copious amounts of beer, cider, chat and FUN 🙂

Test: 168 of Triples, 224 of Major or an appropriate length (3 minutes?) of Call Changes. Practice time will be allocated, probably 5 minutes but may be shortened as necessary.”

Best Wishes to Ben Dames, former DCA Committee Member, re-locating to the east of England
So please remember to put all the dates above on your new calendar, complete that important survey
& Listen to this while you do it……

DCA 12 bell Practice at Christchurch Priory on November 22nd 2014

C&S Bellringers ARCHIVE SITE

Another date for your diary if you enjoy (or aspire to) 12 bell ringing. The Dorset County Association is a very welcoming band, and these practices are very productive and enjoyable. Access to the Priory is by key-coded door to the North side of the tower so, if you know you are going to be late, please email the organiser in advance. (form below)

Saturday 22 November 2014

Dorset County Association – Practice Christchurch Priory (12)

7pm – 9pm, all welcome.

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