Category Archives: Hawkley

Hawkley’s practice moves to Selborne until further notice

There is work going on at Hawkley Church at present, so their practice has moved to Selborne from Wednesday 17th May (7.30 – 9.00pm) until further notice.

Roger is grateful to Nick for arranging this, and Nick has confirmed that there will not be a Thursday practice at Selborne for the duration.

Both Roger and Nick say that everyone is welcome to join them.

It’s worth noting that Selborne is a ground floor ring, which is great for anyone who finds spiral stairs a bit of a trial.

Thank you

Practices resume at St. Lawrence & Hawkley

The ringers at Alton, St.Lawrence are very pleased to announce that, although the scaffolding may still be up, there is no longer an RSJ through the bell chamber and that practices will start again on Thursday 30th March at 7.30pm. They would love to see you if you would like to join them.

Wednesday practices are also resuming at Hawkley from 7.45pm, but Roger Barber suggests that you contact him beforehand if you’re thinking of going, just to be on the safe side.

A&P District Surprise Major Practice Saturday 8th April 5.30 to 7.00pm at Hawkley

archSaturday 8th April – 5.30 to 7.00pm

at Hawkley

Roger says he’s had lots of interest in this practice, and hopes to be able to ring Yorkshire and Lincolnshire as well as Cambridge.

My Cambridge needs working on, so I look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks, Valerie

A&P District Practices – March and April

Here is a copy of the the latest poster which should be appearing in your towers any day now.

Link to PDF version of Poster

Link to Word version of poster


Tuesday 7th March 7.30 – 9.00pm
Monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne

Saturday 18th March
District General Practice at Selborne
5.30 – 7.00pm
Ringing from rounds upwards – all welcome


Tuesday 4th April – 7.30 – 9.00pm
monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne

Saturday 8th April – 5.30pm – 7.00pm
District Surprise Major Practice at Hawkley
If we cannot muster enough people to ring at least Cambridge, Roger will not organise another one!

Saturday 22nd April
District Spring Meeting at St. Mary’s Liss
Ringing from 3.00pm – Tea from 4.00pm
Meeting from around 4.45pm – then more ringing
Please book your tea by contacting Joy Martin

AP District – Surprise Major Practice – Saturday 8th April – Hawkley 5.30 – 7.00pm **RSVP

Dear all,

I have organised the following practice, Surprise Major at Hawkley on Saturday 8th April 5.30-7.00pm.  I hope that we can muster enough to have a go at Cambridge at the very least. Would you be so kind as to let me know if you are intending to come for this.

Places Available- Guild Education Course – Plain Bob Doubles and Minor Oct 15th

In case you are “hovering on the brink” – there is only a week to go before the closing date (29th September) for the receipt of applications for the Guild Education Day on Saturday 15 October, based at Hawkley, when we will be covering Plain Bob Doubles and Plain Bob Minor.    There are still a few places left but both these groups are filling up fast!

If you think this course will help you,

Any queries – do please get in touch:

Christine Knights-Whittome (on behalf of the Guild Education Committee)

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Change to schedule at Buriton and Hawkley Wednesday 17th August

Dear all,
This is to let you know that Buriton’s usual 3rd Wednesday practice at Hawkley will NOT BE TAKING PLACE THERE this month due to insufficient ringers being available.

They will be practising at Buriton that evening when all will be welcome as usual.

It is hoped that they will resume their next practice at Hawkley on Wednesday 21st September.
David Hughes,
Tower Captain

Practice Nights Changes at Buriton (back to normal 30th March)

Hello all,
This is to let you know that there will be no practice at Buriton this Wednesday (16th March) as we shall be holding our regular monthly practice at Hawkley. All our usual regulars are welcome and so are any others who have attended previously or who would like to provide added strength.
Neither will there be a practice the following week (23rd March) as that is in Holy Week.
Back to normal on Wednesday 30th March.
Best wishes,
David Hughes, Tower Captain

Hawkley and Buriton Practice Plans Feb 10th to 17th

To all our visitors (regular or casual),
            There will be NO PRACTICE at Buriton this Wednesday (10th Feb) as it is Ash Wednesday and there will be a 7.30pm Service in Church.
            The following Wednesday (17th Feb) we will be holding our 8-bell practice AT HAWKLEY from 7.30-9.00pm at which all will be welcome as usual.
            Thereafter we will be holding our regular Wedneday practices as usual.
David Hughes,
Tower Captain

Forthcoming events in Alton and Petersfield

Hello all
Just a few reminders of what’s coming up over the next couple of months.
December 19th – Surprise Major Practice at West Meon – 6.00 to 7.30pm
January 16th 2016 – District ADM at Petersfield. Ringing from 3pm, Service from 4.15pm, tea in the hall from 4.45pm, followed by the meeting starting at 5.30pm.
I would also like to remind you that Madeline and I will be standing down at this meeting, so a new District Secretary or Secretaries will need to be elected. Please give it some serious thought and feel free to contact either myself, Madeline or Charlotte if you want to have a chat about it. The job descriptions are here:
Many thanks, Valerie

What’s on in Alton and Petersfield District (Plus Guild Events)

Hello all,

Here is a list of events for the next couple of months:

25th Oct to 8th Nov – Quarter peal fortnight

31st October – Outing to the Dorset Area

7th November – General practice at Bramshott 5.30 to 7.00pm

14th November – Guild Education Day for Listening Skills based at Lockerly

21st November – Guild Exec Meeting in Southampton

21st November – Surprise Major Practice at Alton, St Lawrence 6.00 to 7.30pm

5th December – General practice at Hawkley 5.30 to 7.00pm

Many thanks, Valerie