Saturday 9th February at Bramshott from 5.30-7.30pm.
Methods will be any Doubles or Minor, treble to it, ring a new method or have a go at calling a touch.
Christmas Eve – Midnight Communion 11 pm
Ringing from 10.20 pm
Christmas Day – Family Communion at 9.30 am
Ringing from 9 am
Last Practice Night before Christmas – Monday 17th December at 7.30 – 9 pm
Owing to several tower members taking January holidays, practices will resume on Monday 28th January 2019 at 7.30 – 9 pm.
As always – visitors will be most welcome.
Merry Christmas everyone!
St. Mary’s, Bramshott
Just to let you know there will be no ringing practice at St. Mary’s, Bramshott next Monday 5th November.
Practices will resume on Monday 12th November at 7.30 pm.
As always – visitors are most welcome!
All good wishes,
At our AGM in January, as certificates and badges were being presented to newly elected members, a voice from the back of the hall said something along the lines of “My wife and I have been members for years, and have never been given certificates and badges”.
Well, that could not be allowed to pass unnoticed so our Chairman, Mike Novell, vowed to rectify the oversight.
Mike looked back over the old District minutes until he located their elections, in 1993! Mo Routh told him that Barry Fry would have been Guild Master at the time and Bob Cater was Secretary. As luck would have it, Mike bumped into Barry at the Guild Exec meeting and he was only too happy to sign the new certificates, but Bob’s name had to be written in instead, as he’s moved away and Mike didn’t have any contact details for him.
Here is a photo of Di and Dave Hart finally receiving their membership certificates at our Spring meeting last Saturday, along with Guild badges and a leaflet showing all the A&P towers with their respective practice nights, just in case they don’t already know them.
It looks like it was worth the wait.
In view of the appalling weather conditions expected tonight and the fact that several members are unable to attend, we have decided to cancel tonight’s practice
at St. Mary’s Bramshott.
All being well, we should be practising next Monday 18th December – the last before Christmas.
Visitors always very welcome.
All good wishes,
The following report was written by two of our newer ringers, Bob Duffy and Eva Koritsas. This was their first outing.
Thanks to Malcolm Wigmore for the photos.
St Peter’s Ringers’ Autumn Outing
7th October 2017
Organised by Moo Day
5 Towers were visited, in order, ALFOLD, DUNSFOLD, CHIDDINGFOLD, WITLEY and BRAMSHOTT.
Lunch was taken at Chiddingfold.
Alfold, St Nicholas dates from 15th Century. A set of 6 bells, which we considered to be quite light, were augmented from 3 to 6 in 2003. The bells are rung from the ground floor and are centred around the Font. When the Bells are down the Tail Ends are hoisted clear of the Font and the floor by a central spider. Quite different to our own arrangement in St Peter’s.
Dunsfold, St. Mary and All Saints. dates from the 12th Century. The 6 bells are arranged to the left of the entrance and are rung from the ground floor. The ropes have a much longer pull than St Peter’s and require an accurate vertical pull. The ropes, when the bells are down, are kept clear of the floor by a very ornate spider.
Chiddingfold, St Mary. A tower of 8 bells accessed by two flights of carpeted stairs and a trap door, which is lowered when ringing takes place. The bells sounded very nice and had a lasting resonance. The mats were worthy of note, having been crocheted by the ladies of the congregation. Big cobwebs abound, thankfully no big spiders were seen. The tower captain was very helpful.
Witley, All Saints. A tower of 8 bells, accessed by a steep left hand spiral staircase. Windows in the tower made for a very bright bell chamber. The tower also houses the rather agricultural looking clock mechanism, which is in full working order. A central spider hoists the tail ends aloft when the bells are down.
Bramshott, St Mary. 6 nice sounding bells, rung from an open area at the bottom of the nave. It is of note that the cost of rehanging the bells in 1989 was met by the celebrated actor Boris Karloff.
Originally it was planned to have lunch in one of the two Pubs in Chiddingfold. However, this was not possible owing to a large wedding party having fully booked both venues. All was not lost, the Tea Room turned up trumps and at short notice catered for our entire group.
Ringers present. Moo Day, Madeline King, Melanie Moore, Mary Broadbridge, Christine Rushton, Eva Koritsas, Sue Walker, Teresa Brown, Malcolm and Benjamin Wigmore, David Malone, Bob Duffy.
Grateful thanks to Moo Day for arranging the day, which turned out to be an interesting and very worthwhile experience.
On 21st August 2017 the Bramshott Ringers rang a Quarter Peal as a compliment to their tower member, Jacqui and her fiancé, Stuart Baker, who will be getting married on Saturday 16th September 2017. As the wedding venue doesn’t have bells, the quarter was recorded by the Bride’s Father and will be played at their marriage ceremony. After the Quarter, the Bride’s Father, (being a former ringer), joined the band for a quick burst of rounds!
The Bramshott Ringers wish the bride and groom every future happiness.
Details of the Quarter Peal:
A Quarter Peal of 1260 Grandsire Doubles
- Gary Beard
- Julia Brunt
- Di Hart (C)*
- Jo Green
- Roger Barber
- David Hart.
- First as Conductor of Grandsire.
There will be no practices at St. Mary’s on
Mondays 21st & 28th August (Bank Holiday). Practices will resume on Monday 4th September at 7.30 pm. Visitors are always welcome!
RINGING EVENT – BBC Music Day – 15th June 2017:
To celebrate the BBC Music Day on 15th June, the bell-ringers at St. Mary’s – Bramshott, rang a Quarter Peal of ‘Grandsire Doubles’, in memory of Marlene Wright of Limes Close, Bramshott, and her sister and brother-in-law Pamela and Ian Mansell of Dockenfield, all of whom very sadly died following a car accident on 2nd May, whilst on holiday in the Cayman Islands. Marlene was a good friend and neighbour to Julia (a Bramshott ringer) and also to many in the church and community. The Quarter Peal was rung half-muffled, to commemorate the memory of Marlene and the ringers hoped it was a fitting tribute to her. Members from the parish and community came to the church and listened to the ringing.
The ringers consisted of five from St. Mary’s – Bramshott and one from St. Peter & St Paul – Hawkley, (a neighbouring parish). Both towers help each other out with ringing commitments at their respective churches and have a close relationship with each other.
The Quarter Peal – 1260 Grandsire Doubles:
- Gary Beard,
- Julia Brunt,
- Di Hart,
- Jo Green,
- Roger Barber (C)
- David Hart
The Bramshott ringers are very grateful to Roger, (District Ringing Master/Tower Captain at Hawkley), who kindly conducted the quarter peal.
St. Mary’s Bramshott.
Practices resume on at 7.30pm on Monday May 8th, all vistors welcome.
Just to let you all know that there will be no ringing practice at Bramshott on Monday 10th April (Holy Week) and Monday 17th April (Easter Monday).
Buriton hosted the meeting and the Striking Competition on Saturday 22nd October.
It was a busy and fun day at Buriton as the Buriton ringers had to prepare the tea as well as get ready to ring! In the way it was good as we had no time to get stressed! 5 teams entered the competition plus a scratch team. 3 teams did call changes and 3 teams change ringing.
The results are as follow:
East Meon 2nd
The scratch team came 2nd according to the number of faults but was not counted in the placings.
Buriton ringers were delighted to have won on this occasion. Since they had started to enter the competition again, 4 years ago, they had been 2nd twice and third once.
So well done Buriton!
The tea was a success due to the numbers of people who had baked wonderful cakes and made beautiful sandwiches for the day!
All in all a friendly and successful day!
Above: photo of the winning team!Helene Tipper
Our Firsts Fortnight News Is….: Monday’s Practice – a smattering
Di – called a 9 call Grandsire Doubles for the first tie
Jacqui – trebled to 9 call Grandsire Doubles for the first time
– called a new touch of Grandsire Doubles
Our Firsts Fortnight News Is….: On Sunday 6th March Julia Brunt rang before the 11am service at St James’s Cathedral, Toronto,
Ontario. First time ringing in Toronto and, indeed, Canada.
Good effort last night at Bramshott
Greg – first go at ringing up
Harvey – first plain hunt on 6
Jo – a different touch of Grandsire Doubles for the first time
Gary – First go at calling call changes, first go at Stedman (on treble, single every time at the back, but still something new!)