Category Archives: Privett

A&P Spring Meeting – April 21st at Privett

Saturday 21st April

District Spring Meeting at Privett

Ringing from 3.30 – 5.00pm

Tea will be in the Village Hall from 5pm,

followed by the meeting starting at 6pm.

Evening ringing 7.00 – 8.30pm at West Meon.

Please book your tea by Wednesday 17th latest with Teresa Brown

preferably by email by clicking here –

or, if necessary, leave a message on 01730 828003

There is going to be a book sale in Privett Church over the weekend of 21st & 22nd April
in aid of flowers for the Privett Church Flower Festival,.
So you might like to arrive early (with some change in your pocket) to buy some books


A&P Picnic & Practice at Privett on July 22nd

Bring your own picnic and join us for fun, games and bell ringing at Privett on July 22nd.

Ringing is from 5.00 to 6.30pm, games until 8.30pm

So far I have been promised the loan of Curling, Skittles and some football goals. I have Quoits and I’m planning on putting together a Tin Can Alley.

Please feel free to bring your own games if you want to, but if you could let me know beforehand what you’re bringing that would be great as I’m toying with the idea of some small trophies.

We have access to the hall from 4.30pm so if you want to drop anything off before ringing that’s fine. Or maybe some people would like to play games whilst others ring, that’s fine too.

Bring the family, bring your friends, bring raffle prizes ……….

Many thanks, Valerie

Alton and Peterfield District Barbecue – July 16th at Privett

Adults £7.50 Under 9’s £3.50 Under 3’s free
Price includes
barbecue food, salads, desserts
home brewed beer, wine and soft drinks
Vegetarian options available

Donations of raffle prizes gratefully received

So we know how many to cater for, your place must be booked in advance by contacting Graham Cane (see below) by July 8th

  • Please state if vegetarian food is required.
  • (No shows will still be charged as their food will have been bought.)
  • If you are able to bring a side dish or dessert please let Graham know,
  • Charlotte will reimburse the cost if required (please bring receipts if you can).
  • Thank you!

Alton and Petersfield District Events – June and July 2016

Printable Poster: Alton and Petersfield District Events Poster June to July 2016


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

Saturday 11th June – 5.30 – 7.00pm – District General Practice at Petersfield

Queen Elizabeth II – 90th Birthday
Ringing from rounds upwards – everyone welcome

Saturday 25th June – 5.30 – 7.30pm

Advanced Practice at Holybourne For anyone wanting to advance their ringing to the next stage


Tuesday 5th July – 8 bell practice at Holybourne 7.30 – 9.00pm

Saturday 16th July
District General Practice and Barbecue

at Privett
More details will be available soon

For other dates please see the District’s online calendar:

Dear Member of Alton and Petersfield District…. (and others!)

Hello all
Now all the excitement and chocolate is out of the way I thought I should remind you about the District Meeting on Saturday April 9th.
There will be ringing at Holybourne from 3.00pm, followed by tea at 4.15pm and the meeting at 5.00pm. Then there will be more ringing at Bentley from 6.00pm.
So that he knows how many to cater for, please can you give names for tea to Mike Novell , preferably by Wednesday 6th.
Contact Mike Novell - Telephone: 01420 83941 Address: 70 Cherry Way, Alton, GU34 2AX Facebook: click here Email Use Form:    
Apologies and names of new members should probably be sent to me.
Contact Valerie Harris - Telephone: 01420 489323 Address: 8 Sunbury Close, Bordon, GU35 0BW Email: Use Form
We are still looking for a District Secretary !
At the very least we need someone who could take the minutes, type them up and email them out, but it would be great to find someone who could also do the pre-meeting preparation and get the certificates etc. ready for newly elected members. Anything else they would be prepared to do would be a bonus. Please, please give it some thought.
On Saturday 16th April from 5.30 to 7.30pm there is an Advanced Practice at Privett (previously called Surprise Major Practice), covering ordinary and surprise methods. To make it more beneficial for anyone learning a more advanced method, it is important that there are plenty of experienced ringers there too, so please come.
Many thanks, Valerie Harris

Mid Monthly Meeting Weds April 13th Steep, Froxfield and Privett

Mid Monthly Meeting

Wednesday April 13th 2016

11.00 – 12.00 Steep, All Saints, 6, 6-0-13 in Bb, SU745253,

Lunch “Great Oak”, Buckmore Farm, Winchester Road, Petersfield, GU32 3SB

14.00 – 14.45 Froxfield, S Peter, High Cross, 6, 5-1-23 in Bb, SU711265

15.00 – 15.45 Privett, Holy Trinity, 8, 12-0-15 (616kg) in F, SU676269

Organizer – David Forder

All are welcome whether beginner or expert.

Looking forward to a good turnout for this first meeting of 2016. A
volunteer is needed to organise the May meeting. If you would consider
taking this on please contact me

Please display this poster in your tower april16

Kind regards

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


Guild News March 2002 – Archive Material

WP Guild Newsletter 2002 Mar

The Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

GUILD NEWS March 2002

In This Issue

  • Has the Striking League Lost Its Way?
  • 1 Jemma’s First Peal as Conductor
  • 2 Update On Privett
  • 2 Bishopstoke Ringing Centre Opened
  • 3 Ringing Anniversaries in the New Century
  • 3 Beware Letting Visitors Into The Tower
  • 7 News from Winchester Cathedral
  • 8 Lymington Centenary
  • 9 100 Peals – 43 Years
  • 9 The Narnia Campanile
  • 10 Insurance
  • 10 Lockerley And East Tytherley. Ringing Personalities Remembered
  • 5  How Privett Nearly Lost Its Bells
  •   Guild Diary 2002 11

Contact Teresa Brown

Telephone: 01730 828003
Address: 12 Sages Lane, Privett, Alton, GU34 3NP
Email: Use Form