Category Archives: QUEENS90

Congratulations James Duquenoy (North Stoneham) – First Quarter Peal

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
North Stoneham, Hampshire
St Nicolas
Saturday, 18 June 2016 in 43 mins (10–1–16)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Alison Martin
Stephanie Nicholls
Nick White
Charles Harrison
Phil Nicholls (C)
James Duquenoy
First quarter for 6th
Farewell quarter for Charles Harrison
Celebration of H.M. Queen’s 90th Birthday

Bells Rang for the Royal Birthdays Across the Guild

It’s been a real pleasure reporting the Queen’s Birthday Ringing – so many performances to note! The ones that have been reported so far are below. If I have missed yours please use the email form at the bottom of the page.

The Duke of Edinburgh is also celebrating his 95th Birthday and performances for this have been included below.

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Overton Bells ring for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Overton, Hampshire
St Mary
Friday, 10 June 2016 (10–0–19 in G)
95 Spliced Plain Bob Doubles and Minor
Valda Stevens
Paul Myers
Alan Stevens
Christine Holmes
Adrian P Lewis
David A Holmes (C)
95th Birthday compliment to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

A Touch of Grandsire for the Queen’s Birthday, at Overton

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Overton, Hampshire
St Mary
Friday, 10 June 2016 (10–0–19 in G)
90 Grandsire Doubles
Paul Myers
Alan Stevens
David A Holmes (C)
Christine Holmes
Adrian P Lewis
Valda Stevens
90th Birthday compliment to HM Queen Elizabeth II. The only true 90 of Grandsire Doubles using standard bobs and singles only

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.

Ros Brandwood reports from a day of Queen’s Birthday Celebrations at Burghclere

The ringing at Burghclere rounded off a full day of celebration which included, among other things; a church service with the primary school band, a picnic lunch, a mummers’ play where St George fought the Turkish Knight and visits to the bell tower.  A jolly time was had by all.
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Burghclere, Hampshire
The Ascension
Sunday, 12 June 2016 (8 in B♭)
1500 Grandsire Doubles
Lin Rogers
Helen Piper
Tim Pink (C)
Ros Brandwood
Kevin Rogers
Chris Pack
Rung to celebrate the official 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Stedman Caters at Hursley to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Hursley, Hampshire
All Saints
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 46mins (13–3–26 in F♯)
1290 Stedman Caters
Composed by Robin E H Woolley
1Andrew Craddock (C)
2Jenifer Smith
3Liz Thornton
4Janice Higgins
5Christine Saunders
6Annabel Preston
7Martin Press
8Chris Caryer
9Christine Hill
10Ken Warner
Rung to mark the official birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I

A Peal of Plain Bob Minor at Upton Grey for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Upton Grey, Hampshire
St Mary
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 2:45 (9–0–4 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
7 different extents
1Ann P LeMarechal
2Rebecca Webb
3Steve Lutener
4John A Dodd
5Michael J Church
6Roy LeMarechal (C)
Rung as part of the celebrations marking the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Call Changes at Hannington for the Queen’s 90th Borthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Hannington, Hampshire
All Saints
Sunday, 12 June 2016 (5–0–16 in D♭)
26 Call Changes
Geoff Poynter Smith (C)
Cristina Heggadon
Sarah Maitland
Sylvia Poynter Smith
Adrian P Lewis
David Vickery
90th birthday compliment to HM Queen Elizabeth II
Photo by Snaar Photogrpahy. Used by permission.

Grandsire Caters at Basingstoke All Saints for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Basingstoke, Hampshire
All Saints
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 44 mins (11–0–6 in F)
1277 Grandsire Caters
Adam S Greenley
Alison D Smith
Margaret J Smith
Angela M Athawes
Peter J Rowe
Andrew P Sparling
Gregory M Jordan
Timothy C Jackson
Benjamin D Constant (C)
10 Andrew M Macqueen
To mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Triples at Basingstoke St. Michael, to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthdaybas

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Basingstoke, Hampshire
St Michael
Sunday, 12 June 2016 (14–1–10 in F)
1290 Grandsire Doubles
Lynne Jordan
Steve Lutener
Sue Hunt
Pete Jordan
Greg Jordan (C)
Mike Rice
Rung on the back 6 to celebrate the Official 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Basingstoke, Hampshire
St Michael
Sunday, 12 June 2016 (14–1–10 in F)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
Heather Frazer
Sue Hunt
Maggie Ellis
Pete Jordan
Terry Oram
Lynne Jordan (C)
Jon Soar
Roderick Boucher
Rung to celebrate the Official 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
1st Triples – 1.

Bristol Surprise Major for the Queen’s 90th Birthday at Curdridge

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Curdridge, Hampshire
St Peter
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 3:17 (25–3–19)
5090 Bristol Surprise Major
David M Goss
Charlotte K Colliss
Janet L Morris
Stephen S Russ
John P Colliss
James A Hodkin
Edward P D Colliss (C)
Stuart J Heath
Rung to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Circled the tower: 5.

Grandsire Cinques at Christchchurch Priory for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Christchurch Priory, Dorset
Holy Trinity
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 53m (27cwt)
1386 Grandsire Cinques
Christine Hill
Sallie-Louise Ingram
Daniel Graham
Kristian D Scudamore
Harry E Blamire
Rosemary Rogers
Colin J Butler
Matthew Pike
James A Hodkin (C)
10 Oliver Chaloner
11 Tim Martin
12 Jack R Pease
1st on 12, 12. 1st Cinques 8.
To celebrate the official birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II and for Evensong to mark the opening of the Priory Music Festival.

Newnham Quarter Peal for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Newnham, Hampshire
St Nicholas
Saturday, 11 June 2016 (5–0–8 in C)
1260 Doubles
(1p/4m: 60 Stedman; 240 each Reverse Canterbury, St. Simon’s; 360 each Grandsire, Plain Bob)
Suzanne Hunt
Alison D Smith
Margaret J Smith
Adam S Greenley (C)
Benjamin D Constant
To mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Quarter Peal at Sherfield on Loddon for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire
St Leonard
Saturday, 11 June 2016 (8–3–1 in A♭)
1290 Doubles
810 Grandsire, 480 Plain Bob.
Betty Rice
Rebecca Webb
Maggie Ellis
Terry Oram
Pete Jordan (C)
Richard Webb
Rung to celebrate the Official 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo by David Forder

Quarter Peal at Havant for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Havant, Hampshire
St Faith
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 43m (15–0–25 in E)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Anna P Gawley
Robert Wilson
Lizzie J Hough
Andrew Ramsay
Graham E Brown (C)
Harry Kennar
Rung to celebrate the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 95th birthday of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

A touch of Grandsire for the Queen on the Overton Campanile

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Overton, Hampshire
The Campanile
Sunday, 12 June 2016 (6lb in E)
120 Grandsire Doubles
Christine Holmes
Alan Stevens
David A Holmes (C)
Robin J Stevens
Adrian P Lewis
Valda Stevens
90th Birthday compliment to HM Queen Elizabeth II. First touch on the newly rehung bells (last rung on 7/11/1999).

David Forder reports from Eling on the Celebrations for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

On Sunday 12th June the congregation of S Mary the Virgin, Eling, held a celebratory lunch in the church in honour of the Queen’s 90th Official Birthday. The main course consisted of Fish & Chips from the shop in Totton precinct.

Eling Handbells for Queens90The ringers had been asked to provide ‘entertainment’ during the proceedings. A quarter peal was successfully rung having started at 11.30. Between courses appropriate tunes were ring by the handbell team.

After lunch further ringing took place – the photo shows a call-change band which included 2 of our learners Daniel Hartley (4) and Will Holmes (6), their first “public performance”.

As the Queen’s Birthday card was signed, the Rector led other non-ringers who chimed 3 times for the Queen.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild

Eling, Hampshire
St Mary the Virgin
Sunday, 12 June 2016 in 45 min (11–3–4)
1260 Doubles
660 Grandsire, 600 Plain Bob
David J Forder (C)
Polly Osborne
Maurice Bailey
Michael Lynds
Stephen N Hough
Adrian J MacKinnon
Rung as part of the celebrations for the 90th Official Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II
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Eling Quarter Peal Band

The Bells of St. Michael’s Basingstoke ring for the Queen

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Basingstoke, Hampshire
St Michael
Sunday, 12 June 2016 (14–1–10 in F)
1260 Plain Bob Triples
Heather Frazer
Sue Hunt
Maggie Ellis
Pete Jordan
Terry Oram
Lynne Jordan (C)
Jon Soar
8 queRoderick Boucher
Rung to celebrate the Official 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
1st Triples – 1.

5 Quarter Peals Rung by Southampton City Ringers to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday (Includes Videos)

This item by Daniel Graham was first published on the Southampton City Ringers’ website.

All of the Southampton towers rang out today to mark the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 5 quarter peals were successful scored (out of 5 attempted) and there was a fantastic standard of ringing all day.

Congratulations to all those who took part and special congratulations to Kristian/Oliver who called their firsts of Bob Caters and Major respectively, to Pip for first of Bristol and Yorkshire, and to Mike for first on 10.

The successful quarter peals

Quarter Peal 1 – Grandsire Caters at Bitterne Park

bitterne park photo by permission of Sotonbells
bitterne park photo by permission of Sotonbells

Southampton City Ringers

Southampton, Hampshire
The Ascension, Bitterne Park
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 45 mins (8–1–13 in A♭)
1296 Grandsire Caters
Rosalind Martin
Colin J Butler
Ali Hunt
Timothy M Martin
Pip Dillistone
Ian Hunt
Kristian D Scudamore
Oliver Chaloner
Daniel Graham (C)
10 Mike Martin
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First on 10 – 10

Quarter Peal 2 – Plain Bob Caters at St Mary’sSt Mary Southampton Photo by David Forder

Southampton City Ringers
Southampton, Hampshire
St Mary
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 49 mins (21–2–8 in E♭)
1296 Plain Bob Caters
Rosalind Martin
Pip Dillistone
Colin J Butler
Ali Hunt
Ian Hunt
Oliver Chaloner
Timothy M Martin
Daniel Graham
Kristian D Scudamore (C)
10 Mike Martin
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First plain bob caters as conductor
2/5

Quarter Peal 3 – Bristol Surprise Major at St Michael’s  

Southampton City Ringers

Southampton, Hampshire
St Michael Archangel
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 47 mins (16–1–15 in F)
1280 Bristol Surprise Major
Timothy M Martin
Ali Hunt
Kristian D Scudamore
Ian Hunt
Pip Dillistone
Colin J Butler
Oliver Chaloner
8Daniel Graham (C)
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First of Bristol – 5
3/5

Quarter Peal 4 – Doubles at St Barnabas, Lodge Road

Southampton City Ringers
Southampton, Hampshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 30 mins (2–3–2 in F♯)
1290 Doubles (1p, 2m)
60 Stedman, 600 Plain Bob, 630 Grandsire.
1Pip Dillistone
2Rosalind Martin
3Oliver Chaloner
4Colin J Butler
5Daniel Graham (C)
6Kristian D Scudamore
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
4/5

Quarter Peal 5 – Yorkshire Surprise Major at North Stoneham

North Stoneham Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott
North Stoneham Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott
Southampton City Ringers
North Stoneham, Hampshire
St Nicolas
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 39 mins (10–1–16 in G)
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Rosalind Martin
Timothy M Martin
Ali Hunt
Pip Dillistone
Colin J Butler
Ian Hunt
Daniel Graham
Oliver Chaloner (C)
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First of Yorkshire – 4
First Major as Conductor
5/5

 

Brading Take the Trophy PLUS Quarters for the Queen’s Birthday

In a busy couple of days of ringing on the Island there have been two quarter peals scored and a Striking Competition with eight Island teams entering.

The two quarter peals were as follows to celebrate the birthdays of HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip:

Brading, Isle of Wight

St Mary the Virgin
Friday, 10 June 2016 in 41 mins (6–2–0 in B)
1290 Doubles (2m)
Plain Bob and Grandsire
1 Tristan Allen
2 June Mitchell
3 John R Stock
4 Kieran Downer (C)
5 Marghanita Allen
6 Lexi Skeldon
Rung to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the 95th birthday of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh
First in more than one method – 5

Shanklin, Isle of Wight

St Saviour on the Cliff
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 42 mins (10–2–5 in G#)
1290 Grandsire Doubles
1 Tristan Allen
2 John R Stock
3 June Mitchell
4 Marghanita Allen
5 Kieran Downer (C)
6 Jan Hookey
Rung to celebrate the 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the 95th birthday of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

The striking competition, held at Shorwell on Saturday afternoon, was judged by Mr Rodney Downer and the teams entered were:

1: Shorwell, 100 faults

2: Ryde, 10 faults – 2nd

3: Chale, 18 faults – 3rd

4: Brading 1, 7 faults – 1st

5: Brighstone, 34 faults

6: Brading 2, 19 faults, 4th

7: Godshill 1, 35 faults

8: Godshill A, 48 faults

A scratch team from Whitwell were also entered but did not compete.

Well done to all who entered and made this competition worth the ringing.

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The Brading winning ‘A Team’ with the Lester Bailey Trophy and judge Rodney Downer (left).

The bells of Southampton will ring for the Queen – Saturday 10th June

A team of bell ringers will ring at 5 Southampton Churches on Saturday to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Ringing will last approximately 45 minutes at each venue. Members of the public are warmly encouraged to take time out of their normal Saturday activities to enjoy the sound of the bells!
15:30 – St Barnabas, Lodge Road (Dan, Colin, Kristian, Pip, Oliver + one other)
Image shows a band ringing at Bitterne Park.

Kingsclere Rings Quarter Peal to Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Kingsclere, Hampshire
St Mary
Thursday, 21 April 2016 (13–0–14 in E)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Gillian Gardner
2 Tim Pink
3 Helen Piper (C)
4 Ian Downing
5 John Simpson
6 Ros Brandwood
In celebration of the 90th birthday this day of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Rung prior to the collation and induction service of the Rev’d Ben Read as vicar to the united benefice of Kingsclere with Ashford Hill and Headley

Ladies’ Guild Members ring for the Queen and St. George’s Day

Ladies Guild
Minstead, Hampshire
All Saints
Sunday, 24 April 2016 in 42m (7–0–20 in B♭)
1260 Doubles (2m)
240 April day, 1020 Plain Bob
Julie Hodkin
Polly Osborne
Patricia Davidson (C)
Mary Sterry
Elizabeth Davey
Jo Hadfield
First quarter peal for the Ladies Guild, 6.
Rung by members of the Southern District, for St George and in celebration of HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Quarter Peal rung for the Queen and St. George at Christchurch Priory

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
On Saturday, 23 April 2016 in 0h 58m
Christchurch, Dorset
Priory Church of Holy Trinity
Tenor: 27-0-0 in D
1344 Canterbury Pleasure Bob Triples
Composed by Jack R Pease (no. 28)
1 Luke Brooke
2 Polly Osborne
3 Marisa P G Bartlett
4 Sarah Newman
5 Rosemary Rogers
6 Richard Woodward
7 Jack R Pease (C)
8 Tim M Martin
First in the method for all. First blows for 2, 4, 6.
First on 8 for Luke.
100th quarter peal: 7
Rung on the back 8 to celebrate St George’s Day and
the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Photo by Jack R Pease, used by permission