Just a reminder of the monthly 8-bell Practice at Holybourne tomorrow from 7:30 – 9:00pm.
The next Minor Practice at Canford Magna will be on Wednesday 9th August at 7.30 pm. This is for ringers who can ring Plain Bob Minor and would like to move on. Helpers/standers by are most welcome.
Tomorrow is the monthly practice at Holybourne from 7:30pm. Everything from plain hunt on seven upwards!
It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 27th July 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors from 7:30pm.
This month’s methods will include Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples, and possibly also Double Norwich, Bob Major and Cambridge Surprise Major, depending on demand. We would also like to have a go at Rutland Surprise Major, if we have enough people who can ring it.
Hope to see you there.
This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Barton Stacey, 19:30 on the 26th. All welcome, anything from Grandsire doubles up to Stedman and Cambridge.
Please find attached the poster for the next Winchester District Practice, Broughton, Monday Week – and my apologies for the shorter amount of notice than usual/than I prefer.
We’ve been successful in attracting good numbers at our recent District Practices, and the Broughton (ground floor) ring will be an interesting experience. The local band will very much appreciate your attendance.
PS. The next quarterly meeting will be on 12th August: the usual format, bring-your-own picnic and a relaxing stroll through the Hampshire countryside. Quite which bit of the Hampshire countryside is yet to be resolved, however. I have one route which is “in the bag” but not very suitable owing to a big wedding at one of the churches, and another possibility for which I await decisions from the tower reps. Wish me luck ….
Link to Poster – please display in your tower
Summer is a good time to venture a little further to visit new towers… there’s a tempting event at Canford this week:
The next Canford Minor Methods practice will take place on Wednesday 12th July from 7.30pm. Sorry for the late reminder. Have a look at Little Bob, Single Oxford and Double Court.
Hope to see as many of you as possible then
This month’s District Surprise Major Practice at Hursley has been cancelled.
Next Practice is hopefully Tuesday 8th August.
The Eversley Surprise Minor practice is held on the last Wednesday of the month, 8pm until 9.30pm. White Hart Pub afterwards.
On Wednesday 28th June we held a very enjoyable Surprise minor practice at St Mary’s church, Eversley (Basingstoke District). The practice was well attended by ringers from the district, our ODG neighbours and by St Mary’s new Curate, the Reverend Rachel Hartland. Rachel hadn’t rung for 15 years and was delighted to join in with some rounds to get her back into ringing! This month’s method was Annable’s London. Cambridge, Norwich, Beverley and Primrose were also rung. The practice gave St Mary’s ringers a chance to practice Treble bob, Treble Bob Hunt and Plain Bob Doubles with the benefits of a strong band. Our thanks to all those who attended.
The Eversley Surprise Minor practice is held on the last Wednesday of the month. The next practice will be on 26th July, 8pm until 9.30pm. White Hart Pub afterwards.
Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Bishopstoke on 28th June from 19:30 – 21:00, I’ve added a few Cathedral ringers to the mailing list this month, since there’s no practice there next Wednesday.
For those who haven’t been before, the idea is to have a practice to allow ringers whose own bands may not be strong enough to ring slightly more advanced methods to come together and get the chance to ring things they normally can’t. It all depends who shows up as to what we ring, there’s not usually any kind of plan I just wing it on the night, but this month I’ve gone for a ten bell tower so it might be an idea for people to be prepared for Grandsire triples or caters, Bastow Little Bob (Cloisters), Stedman triples, Little Bob and Cambridge.
All welcome from within the Winchester District or from further afield, the minimum requirement is to be competent at ringing touches of Plain Bob Doubles and have some experience of Grandsire.
It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 22nd June 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors from 7:30pm.
This month’s methods will include Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triples, and possibly also Double Norwich, Cambridge Major and Bob Major, depending on demand.
The Special Method will be Oxford Bob Triples
This month’s BBD will be at Easton on Wednesday 31st at 19:30.
The Surprise Royal practice will be going ahead this SUNDAY, 28th May, 14:00-15:30 at Hursley.
Note the start time is very 2pm as I know previously there has been some confusion
Special methods are Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Pudsey with London/Bristol if numbers allow.
Please spread the word to those likely to attend.
This month’s methods will include Superlative Surprise Major and Grandsire Triples, and possibly also Double Norwich, Stedman Triples, Bob Major, depending on demand.
Six people are keen to ring at Sopley on Wednesday so there will be a quarter peal attempt at 7.30pm but no open practice.
The next open 12-bell practice at All Saints’, Hursley, should be this
Friday, 26th May, at 7.30 p.m. However, as it is a bank holiday, many of our
local ringers are away. Visitors are still, of course, most welcome to join
us but it is unlikely that we will have enough to ring on 12-bells.
There is an “Ale and Cider Evening” in the Dolphin this Friday and so, if
this does not appeal, visitors may prefer the King’s Head for the aprés
Reminder for the C+S district 12 bell practice at Bitterne Park Southampton this evening starting at 18:00.
All levels welcome. Ringing rounds upwards. Special method Grandsire Caters and Cinques.
The Practice at Sparsholt, on Monday 12th June, is at the usual time of 7.30 onwards. If you want a quiet glass, or a coffee, on the way home there is the famous Plough a quarter of a mile down the road.
A Quarter Peal is scheduled insetad
Tuesday 9th is 8-bell practice at St. John’s. As well as the usual called changes & plain hunt we will be ringing Grandsire Triples and Oxford Bob Triples.
All ringers welcome.
Just to make you aware that the Kingston Practice this Friday (5th)has been POSTPONED to next Friday (12th). This is due to major roadworks closing the main road through Corfe Castle causing major diversions through Swanage and Studland, making it difficult for people to get back home after practice. Hope to see you there NEXT Friday, which will be an open practice 🙂
headlThe Sacred Heart band are practising on Monday 1st as it will be a “Method Monday” Double Court Minor and touches if possible. If the right people turn up we could have Cambridge and touches of Kent. Also welcome people that would like to try calling touches and don’t normally get the chance.