Category Archives: Lymington

Regular Monthly District Practices

Dear District,

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.

Every Thursday

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.

Lymington Doubles Practice: Temporary time change.

There is a change of start time for the Lymington Doubles Practice on Wednesday 12th Septmeber 2018.

The new start time for this practice only, is 7:45pm, until 9:00pm.

Do come along and work on your doubles ringing, and introduce yourself to a new double method perhaps.

Lots of friendly faces, and even the pub next door has six hung bells in their front window!

Contact Larry Stace (Tower Captain, St. Thomas, Lymington

Lymington to feature in “BBC Bells on Sunday” 8th October

“Bells on Sunday” schedule for October 2017.

1st. Adelaide Cathedral. Grandsire Triples.

8th. Lymington, Hants. Spliced Surprise Major.

15th. St. Martins, Worcester. Call Changes.

22nd. Whitefield, Stand, Gtr. Manchester.. Grandsire Triples.

29th. Marsworth, Bucks. All Saints Place Doubles

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 12th of July

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington on Wednesday the 12th of July.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Polly Osborne Reports on District Practice at Lymington 1st April

The recent District practice at Lymington was well attended and, in my view, very successful.  Call changes were interspersed with methods so that everyone could ring several times and some of the junior ringers enjoyed the challenge of ringing the tenor – 20cwt. The special method was Middlesex Bob Triples, a method completely new to most of us. We rang it several times and even managed a touch, successfully, before the end of the practice. Thank you to Colin for running a beneficial and enjoyable practice.

Polly Osborne

CS District Practice 6pm April 1st at Lymington – Special Method is Middlesex Triples

Screen Shot 2017-03-25 at 17.55.22Colin Butler Writes:

The special method for the April 1st practice at Lymington , 6 to 8pm, will be Middlesex Triples.
Please give me a request for the special method for May.

Messages left in the box below will be displayed on the page and forwarded to Colin

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 8th of February

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington on Wednesday the 8th of February.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 11th of January

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington – District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 9th of November

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 12th of October

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington Doubles and Minor Practice (Monthly, CS District Practice)

This practice takes place on the Second Wednesday of each month at Lymington and the Ringing Master is usually Colin Butler.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

New faces are always warmly welcome to join this popular practice.

Lymington Photo by David Forder

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 11th of May

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 13th of April

headJust a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Lymington District Doubles & Minor Practice Wed 9th of March

Just a quick reminder that there’s the monthly doubles practice at Lymington this Wednesday.

This is a great practice if you want to progress your doubles ringing or even calling, and will be ably organised by Colin Butler, one of our Ringing Masters.

There are no special methods currently planned, though we’re likely to be ringing Bob Doubles, Grandsire and probably Stedman. Maybe we can talk Colin into calling some April day even.

You can usually park outside the church on the road, if not, there is plenty of parking behind Marks & Spencers a couple of minutes walk away.

Change to Practice Nights Schedule at Lymington

Please be aware that the number of practice nights at Lymington is being reduced during the winter months.
The District Practice will continue on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
The general tower practice will only take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month (7.30pm – 9pm) and people intending to come should check with Larry Stace, tower captain, in advance to check that the practice is going ahead.

Sunday ringing is unaffected

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