Sundays: 1st, 3rd & 5th: 9.30am & 6.00pm; 2nd & 4th: chiming at 11:00am & 6:00pm
The provisional calendar for 2017 has been published. The dates are confirmed, just some of the locations need to ratified. The ADM at Bitterne Park, youth practice at Hordle, and the 12 bell practice at Christchurch are booked and confirmed.
The PDF version will be updated as and when dates are confirmed.
This afternoon’s Youth Practice at Brockenhurst was once again very successful. We have a pretty healthy number of young ringers across the District to draw from now, and despite the fact that not everyone can attend every one, numbers remain strong.
Ringing Master Sallie Ingram once again encouraged everyone to strike as carefully as they could, and as all those who are attending are making significant improvements over time, she has decided the time has come to enter a Youth Band in the Hartless Shield* this time around – this suggestion went down very well!
Rounds and Call changes were interspersed with Grandsire Doubles (called by Hannah), Grandsire Triples (with both Luke and Nicola ringing inside) and Stedman Doubles (which Nicola has worked on very hard recently during visits to Hordle). Not to mention hand made chocolate cookies and a bit of Plain Bob Triples on a smart phone…. the Ringing Down in Peal was a little bit creative – a reminder that people who have to leave practice nights before 9pm may not get enough practice at this important skill!
The towers represented were Brockenhurst, Hordle, Christchurch Priory and Milford on Sea.
Thanks once again to Julie for hosting the event at Brockenhurst. The light eight is ideal for the age range who ring (currently about 7 to 18) and there is plenty of space for any pre-ringers who come to ramble about safely away from the moving ropes!
- Next Youth Practice: Saturday 9th April 5.30pm at Brockenhurst
- Hartless Shield: Saturday 5th March 2.30pm at Fawley
Christmas Eve – 11pm-11.30 for Midnight Service
Christmas Day – 9.30am-10am for 10am service.
Draft pages (awaiting feedback from their bands) for Breamore, Eling, Fawley, Fordingbridge, Harbridge, Hinton, Hordle, Sopley, the Hartley 12 and South Stoneham have been added to the new Guild website.
Southampton City Ringers have their own website, so a page has been added for the City, and once their webmaster has given input, the “zone” will be completed.
Telephone: 01425 611947
Address: Mayfield, 4 Dudley Avenue, Hordle, Lymington, SO41 0HY
Email: Use Form