No ringing at Alverstoke tonight due to the poor road conditions.
Stay safe, everyone!
No practice on Good Friday. Ringing on Easter Sunday 09.30-10.00 am (different from normal), and 6.00-6.30 pm (as normal).
Alverstoke will be back in action as of this Friday.
Due to work being carried out on the bells, no ringing will be taking place at Alverstoke until further notice.
On Thursday night ringers from Shedfield, Titchfield, Purbrook, Alverstoke, Catherington and Christchurch Priory joined the Wickham band for a themed doubles practice.
Methods rung included St Simon’s bob, Stedman and a 120 of the plain bob doubles variation Kennington.
The next themed practice will be Thursday 8th September, to attempt touches of St. Simon’s bob and the Reverse Canterbury variation Southrepps. All ringers welcome to come along on the night.
No ringing at Alverstoke tomorrow night as we are having our annual BBQ!
There will be no ringing at Alverstoke this Friday as we will be going to the Swanmore practice!
Many thanks to Alverstoke Tower for the invitation to an insight into Plain Hunting. A special thanks to Lizzie Hough who arranged the day and all the willing helpers who made the day possible including the Church Wardens for arranging refreshments.
The day started with a theory session explaining the principle of Plain Hunting and the procedures to be followed when in the Tower. It was then time to climb the many steps to the ringing floor and attempt to put the theory into practice. With a band of steady ringers in place 2 by 2 we joined in to ring. For those not actually ringing it was suggested they focus on a specific bell and follow the cycle from behind. After we each had a couple of rings we returned to the church for a break and coffee.
We returned to the Tower where we again joined the band for further practice. All those attended appreciated the time and effort put in by the helpers which made the day possible and most enjoyable.
Malcolm & Debbie
Had a really fantastic evening at Alverstoke tonight. Lizzy once again sorted out the issues I had with ringing down and a few more go’s at Plain Hunt from the treble. After a few erratic goes the light finally lit up for me on the very last one and I was so chuffed after ringing the first round that I completely missed the next one lol!
Larry is a member of the Wickham band