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Congratulations Donald Hughes – First Peal

The band, Donald is on the right.

Helen McGregor reports from Alderney:

In addition to our spectacular peal of Bob Triples last Tuesday the Alderney band are equally proud of Donald Hughes.Athough rung in Scotland for ODG this was set up for Donald to ring a peal in 2015. Donald is a stalwart of the Alderney band, tower sec, liaises with vicar, organises the cleaning rota, masterminded the augmentation – you name it he does it:-)

Oxford Diocesan Guild
Tulloch, Highland
The Last Tower
Friday, 30 October 2015 in 2h 43m (1–1–15 in A)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Composed by Roger Bailey
Matthew S Turner
Daniel J Page
E John Wells
Paul J Wells
Duncan R Loweth
Helen M McGregor
Stephen A Rossiter (C)
Donald Hughes
First Peal, 8

Congratulations Lisa Roberts (Guernsey) First Quarter Peal

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Vale, Guernsey
St Michel du Valle
Sunday, 20 December 2015 in 41mins (6–2–23 in B♭)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Helen Rolf
Nicky David
John David
Olivia Palmer
Michael Bubb (C)
Lisa Robert
First quarter Lisa. Rung prior to the Parish Eucharist.
Information taken from Bellboard with permission

Congratulations on your First Peal Olivia Palmer (Guernsey)

Guernsey First Peal Band Dec 17th 2015
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Guernsey, CI
Thursday, 17 December 2015 in 2hrs 46min
5040 Plain Bob Minor
Olivia Palmer
Helen M McGregor
Sue Park
Jane Le Conte
Duncan Loweth (C)
Paul Lawrence
First peal – 1

First Ever Local Band Rings a Peal on Alderney – 3 Firstpeal2015!

The Peal Band

Tuesday December the 15th was the 70th anniversary of Homecoming on Alderney. During WWII Alderney was evacuated and was occupied by the Germans. On 15th December 1945 some of the residents returned, and began to rebuild the island. [watch news item about Homecoming]

It has always been a day of celebration on Alderney, and to mark the 70th anniversary with a peal has always my intention. It became even more pleasing to be able to ring the first ever local band peal, together with 3 first pealers and one first tower bell peal, during the year of the first pealers!! It was a well executed peal, a little slow with very few errors.

Stephen A Rossiter

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Alderney, Alderney
St Anne
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 in 3hrs 15mins (13–1–0 in F♯)
5040 Plain Bob Triples
Pamela E Pearson
Aileen Wilson
Philippa A Arditti
Heather Winder
Helen M McGregor
Peter J R Bevis
Stephen A Rossiter (C)
Victoria McAllister
1st Peal: 1,4,8. 1st Peal in tower: 2
First peal by an Alderney local band
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Homecoming on Alderney


Guild Exec Approves Request from School Band of Ringers

Guernsey Elizabeth CollegeIt is a great pleasure to welcome the Elizabeth College (Guernsey) band to the Guild Website.

They are an active band whose request to be included in future Guild Reports, and on this website, was enthusiastically approved at the Executive’s November Meeting.