Category Archives: Variable Hunt

Regular Monthly District Practices F.Y.I.

Dear District,

Here is a reminder of the regular monthly district practices.  If your tower is running a monthly practice, and would like to be included on the list, and calendar online/printed events calendar, please let us know.

Please do support your local monthly district practices:

Every 1st Monday:

Sacred Heart Bournemouth 6:00pm-7:30pm Method Monday Contact Kim Matthews (focus on a method/touches/calling/splicing chosen by popular consensus) Join the email list to find out next times method.

Every 1st Wednesday: 

Sopley 7:30pm-9:00pm Beyond Bob Doubles  Contact Tim Kettle taking doubles methods to the next level with variants and splicing. Links between methods such as Winchendon and various St.s’ group of methods!

Every 1st Thursday:

Ringwood 7.15pm-9.00pm Surprise Major Contact Alan Bentley Repertoire usually includes single methods and spliced (subject to available expertise on the night). Best to make contact in advance if unsure about status of local road works.

Every 2nd Tuesday:

St. John’s Bournemouth 8 Bell Practice 7:30pm-9:00pm Contact Penelope Samuel.  Anything 8 bells goes on here, come and practice your triples methods, call changes and rounds on 8 bells.

Every 2nd Wednesday:

Lymington 7:30pm-9:00pm Doubles & Minor Practice Contact Colin Butler.  Plain courses and touches of doubles and minor methods. Come and practice your calling too.

Every Thursday

St. Peter’s Bournemouth Bell Handling Night 7:30pm-9:00pm Contact Romy Coldman. Any aspects of bell handling on this heavy 8, covered by a unique array of excercises, to really get into the nitty-gritty of the nitty-gritty! Methods are not covered at this practice night.

It is advisable to inform the practice organiser if you plan to attend events, should the rare chance of a last minute cancellation happen, a message can be sent to you directly.

First Peal of Variable Hunt – Congratulations Viv Nobbs, Caroline May, Kieran Downer, Barry Downer & Graham Nobbs

There seems to be a lot of variable hunt ringing going on in the Guild at the moment – the Island Ringers have scored a Peal of Plain Bob Minor with the very challenging twist that the “treble” switches between all the bells.  A suitable sendoff for Revd Helen as she moves to St. Paul’s Catedral.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild

Shorwell, Isle of Wight

St Peter

Sunday, 24 January 2016 in 2h38 (9)
5040 Plain Bob Minor (variable Hunt)
Composed by S P Noyes
Stephen P Noyes (C)
Vivien C Nobbs
Caroline J C May
Kieran Downer
Revd Barry M Downer
Graham A Nobbs
1st variable hunt: 2,3,4,6
Circled tower: 1
Farewell compliment to Revd Helen O’Sullivan, moving to become chaplain at St Pauls Cathedral.