Given the date and the number of regulars not available it was thought prudent to cancel this session.
Next practice Wednesday, 5th Feb., special method Deva.
Just a reminder, that this Monday (2nd Dec) is our next Method Monday.
We are planning to ring touches of St Nicholas Doubles and variable hunt doubles.
Practice time 6 till 7.30 followed by beer and Wetherspoons pizza.
Tuesday 10th December will be the last 8-bell practice for this year! As usual we will ring as many 8 bell methods as possible as well as rounds & plain hunt.
As a thank you to all our faithful visitors during the year, we will be having mulled wine refreshments at half time. Please come!
Please note: The Hinton practice on Tuesday, 12th November has been cancelled.
Here is the poster for the upcoming C&S District Practice in November.
St Michael’s, Southampton on Saturday 16th November from 2:30 – 4:30pm
All abilities welcome from rounds upwards.
Method of the Month: Stedman.
C&S District Secretary
We were delighted to host this event in our bijou conference centre/kitchenette located in the cellars underneath the main body of the church. We were warmly welcomed by our brave module leaders, David Smith and Roger Booth, with our informative and exhaustive personalised pink module packs, containing course books and other vital information.
The initial theory session spoken along with visual cues for us, and easy to absorb bullet powerpoint notes on the projector screen, was informative, and guided us well in understanding the various learning processes we encounter teaching ringing.
These sessions were followed up with some instruction behind the forthcoming practical sessions. There was a very useful discussion in building a ringing band. We had plenty of practical hands on sessions in small groups, led by our module
tutors, who gave us the conﬁdence to try out new techniques, such as calmly handing/taking the rope over to somebody safely, circle-clapping exercises in order to help hearing one’s own bell and counting one’s place, to the very effective Kaleidoscope technique of ringing, where up to three different groups can each practice a different exercise or handling skill simultaneously, from starting in rounds, one pair dodging, one pair place-making, and another pair making long places – and how this can be varied inﬁnitely with ease to suit the band you have that day. It was very helpful also to focus on how to organise practices with lesson plans, games with ﬂuffy dice to instruct handling skills, and domino style cards to get the brain thinking in the Kaleidoscope manner of ringing.
Lunch was a little on the short side, delicious supplied by our own in-house ringing team, but we did have so much to cram in, especially practical, throughout the day. The round-up session at the end of the day was a useful time for discussion and questions, and instructions on how to move forward using SmART ringer, and accreditation details. There was a useful little shop with ART merchandise and useful ideas/tools for learners across all ages.
The ART people clearly listen to their members and feedback, as they appear to constantly hone, personalise and ﬁne-tune the courses to suit each speciﬁc course and group. What they have put together really is marvellous, dedicated, and in depth series of modules, pulling in and centralising many teaching ideas, ‘hacks’ and solutions to teaching issues, from right across the board. Take a good pencil and notepad!
Peter Murdock-Saint, Tower Captain St. Peter’s Bournemouth.
Tuesday 8th October at 7:30pm (until 9:00pm) is 8 bell practice at St. John’s. Following a series of well attended practices, we continue with Plain Hunt, Single Oxford Bob Triples, Plain Bob Triples, Stedman Triples, Grandsire Triples. We will, of course, be ringing other request methods & rounds & called changes as usual, so all ringers most welcome.
This is not an elite practice night. All are welcome.
THIS OUTING HAS SADLY HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF CONFIRMED NUMBERS (FEWER THAN 8), MAKING THE DAY FINANCIALLY NOT VIABLE.
I would appreciate feedback – you can contact me via the link further down, below.
Following the poster that went out to tower contacts last week, here are all of the finalised details I have been busy working on. If all goes to plan, looks to be a great trip, in an Area of Natural Beauty. Historical towers for ringers, bygone trams and cream teas along the coast for those that join us that do not ring.
Please let me know names and numbers as soon as you can, plus your lunch choices. There is a downloadable pdf pack below, so you can print of all, or the pages you need. Also screen grabs of the pdf for instantaneous ease of viewing if you’re going paperless!
I hope to see many of you there! All are welcome.
Tomorrow – 10th – is 8 bell practice at St. John’s. following a month of well attended practices, we are hopeful that we will finally achieve a touch of Single Oxford Bob Triples. We will, of course, be ringing other Triples methods & rounds & called changes as usual, so all ringers most welcome.
This is not an elite practice night. All are welcome.
Here are the details of the next meeting. Apologies for the delay as we were trying to organise skittles for after the meeting, however that has proven too hard this year, watch this space for next year.
Everyone welcome to come along even if you are not taking part in the striking contest. If there are any teams for the striking contest, please let Colin Butler know.
A general poster for the Outing at the end of the month will be sent out after this e-mail. Please encourage all your members to come along. Full details will be released at the meeting.
Look forward to seeing you next week.
PDFs below of Meeting and Hinton Trophy information:
Our bells/sliders/clappers have come home at last.
Monday night practices resume from 6:00pm until 7.30pm, followed by beer.
There will be no specific Method Monday for September (October as normal), as it will just be great to get everything back up and running again. BUT we will try to ring several touches of Little Bob Minor!
Also huge congratulations to Ben and Hannah, who have just announced their engagement.
C&S District July Practice, this Saturday at St Mary’s, Southampton. Everyone welcome from rounds upwards. Method of the Month: Yorkshire Surprise Royal.
I propose that we learn/practice Erin this month and the line is attached. Some of us have had a “go” recently and found it quite challenging.
It is a principle that looks a bit like Stedman, but ringing it feels very different as the entire front work is “wrong” and there is no quick work. The start is as plain bob (briefly).
It has also become apparent that we need to polish our act with Bob Minor and we’ll concentrate on touches – especially singles which still seem to spook us! Once we’ve mastered this we can move on to other minor methods.
Looking forward to seeing you there (please let me know you’re coming)
Hone your doubles methods skills at this supportive practice led by the district ringing masters.
Excellent opportunities to test out touches of methods you are working on. There are also six bells (unringable) in the pub next door!!!
If anything, go to see the ringing chamber light fitting!
June’s monthly district practice sees us at St. Peter’s, Bournemouth (29.06.2019 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm).
Method of the month is Stedman Triples. General ringing from rounds and call changes upwards plus any method requests.
We look forward to welcoming you at St. Peter’s.
Peter Murdock-Saint & Tim Kettle
Parking is available in the near vicinity of the tower NCPs and road parking, but car’s parked within the church grounds do so at their own risk (monitored with parking passes by external company).
PDF link below to print and display.
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 7:30pm until 9:00pm
Last month we rang Single Oxford Triples, and in previous evenings Plain Bob Triples, Grandsire Triples, Plain Hunt.
Tonight’s the night for calling touches of Grandsire.
This is not an elite practice night. All are welcome. Rounds and call changes upwards.
Don’t forget, all things Erin on Saturday 18th May at Southampton, Bitterne Park 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
I believe this is also still the world’s lightest ring of 12.
Here are some details of ringing or cancellations that people have definitely confirmed with me. These have also been adjusted on the calendar. It is advised to check too before you travel.
Sacred Heart Cancelled on 15.04.19 and 22.04.19
Sacred Heart Ringing out the Easter Vigil Mass
St. Peter’s, Bournemouth Cancelled on 18.04.19
Ringwood Cancelled 17.04.19
Sopley WILL be ringing 16.04.19
Milford WILL be ringing 16.04.19
This post will be updated.
Here is a reminder of the regular monthly district practices. If your tower is running a monthly practice, and would like to be included on the list, and calendar online/printed events calendar, please let us know.
Please do support your local monthly district practices:
Every 1st Monday:
Sacred Heart Bournemouth 6:00pm-7:30pm Method Monday Contact Kim Matthews (focus on a method/touches/calling/splicing chosen by popular consensus) Join the email list to find out next times method.
Every 1st Wednesday:
Sopley 7:30pm-9:00pm Beyond Bob Doubles Contact Tim Kettle taking doubles methods to the next level with variants and splicing. Links between methods such as Winchendon and various St.s’ group of methods!
Ringwood 7:45pm-9:15pm Suprise Major Contact Elizabeth Davey
Every 2nd Tuesday:
St. John’s Bournemouth 8 Bell Practice 7:30pm-9:00pm Contact Penelope Samuel. Anything 8 bells goes on here, come and practice your triples methods, call changes and rounds on 8 bells.
Every 2nd Wednesday:
Lymington 7:30pm-9:00pm Doubles & Minor Practice Contact Colin Butler. Plain courses and touches of doubles and minor methods. Come and practice your calling too.
St. Peter’s Bournemouth Bell Handling Night 7:30pm-9:00pm Contact Romy Coldman. Any aspects of bell handling on this heavy 8, covered by a unique array of excercises, to really get into the nitty-gritty of the nitty-gritty! Methods are not covered at this practice night.
It is advisable to inform the practice organiser if you plan to attend events, should the rare chance of a last minute cancellation happen, a message can be sent to you directly.