Category Archives: Highclere

Contact Mike Hopkins Till

Telephone: 01256 350718
Address: 425, Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG23 8PT


Andover District Quarter Peal Success – Mike Winterbourne Reports

If you run a 6 bell tower the chances to ring major only occur if you make the effort to get to suitable practices. Chris Pack has been using the monthly 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors to get his Yorkshire up to speed. This evening Chris managed, with friends, to ring a quarter of Yorkshire at Highclere.

Highclere, Hampshire
St Michael and All Angels
Friday, 12 August 2016 in 43 m (11–0–27)
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 Mike Winterbourne
2 Angela M Brown
3 Chris Pack
4 Helen J Piper
5 Peter D Niblett (C)
6 Lucy PA Hopkins Till
7 Michael K Hopkins Till
8 Timothy Pink

First quarter in the method – 3

Weekly Practice Nights at Highclere – Tuesday 7.30pm

The Guild Communications Team would like to apologise for the incorrect information on the website about Highclere. The practices are weekly on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. The tower and District pages have been updated accordingly.

If you notice any errors at all on the website please email and one of the team will act!

For more information about Highclere please contact the Tower Correspondent/Captain:

Contact Mike Hopkins Till - Telephone: 01256 350718 Address: 425, Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG23 8PT  

Rosalind Martin
on behalf of the Guild Communications Team

First Peal Congratulations to Roland Bristow

Bruce Purvis Reports:

Develop your skills

Roland has been ringing at Highclere for about three years, scored his first quarter in August 2014, and only 2 more quarters before scoring his first Peal on New Year’s Eve.  He is a gentleman of mature years, so his attainment is the more remarkable. He will be elected a full member at the next QDM of the Andover District.  He is the 29th and final Guild Member to score a “FisrtPeal2015” marking the tercentenary year of the first recorded peal.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Speen, Berkshire
St Mary
Thursday, 31 December 2015 in 3:05 (12–2–12 in G)
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Roland Bristow
Gillian M Gardner
Helen J Piper
Bruce S Purvis
Lucy PA Hopkins Till
Michael K Hopkins Till (C)
First Peal – 1. First of minor – 2 & 4.
60th birthday compliment to Ian Purvis, cousin of Bruce

Guild News September 2002 – Archive Material

Mostly, as it is brought over from the current Guild website, archive material is filed in the archive… but this edition of the Guild News from 2002 has so many familiar faces and places in it that here it is in the news stream. [More Newsletters here]

click for full version: WP Guild Newsletter 2002 Sep

In This Issue

  • 1 An Unusual First (Highclere)
  • 1  Reg Cockle Recalls the Forming of the Diocese of Portsmouth
  • 2 Bats? Yes We Have Some! (Northington)
  • 3 The Sparsholt Ringing Course
  • 3 Laura Harris’ First Peal (Blackmoor)
  • 4 Canon Felstead, E.J. Osborn and Nell Gwynn (Southampton)
  • 5 Winchester District Striking League
  • 6 Bishopstoke Ringers Wed
  • 6 Update on Restoration Work at Privett
  • 7 Jubilee Bells in the Christchurch & Southampton District
  • 8 And at Froxfield
  • 8 First Peal Recollections
  • 8 Guild Diary 2002/3
  • Hampshire Bells CD
  • Monthly Practice Meetings
  • 10 Guild Officers