Category Archives: Ringwood

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.

Ringing Cancelled: Ringwood Service Ringing, Sunday 7th October 2018

There wil be no service ringing at Ringwood on Sunday 7th October 2018, due to a shortage of numbers this week.

Why not head to and visit a different tower and help out a fellow band, such as the heavy ring of 8 St. Peter’s Bournemouth, or a very light 6 at Sacred Heart.  Do check the online calendar for notices before your journey though.

First Quarter Peal Congratulations to Peter Murdock-Saint (Sopley)

Huge congratulations to Peter Murdock-Saint for not only ringing his first Quarter Peal on the Treble, but following up so swiftly with Tenor Behind, then Grandsire inside. (Click tower name for full details)

Saturday, 7 July 2018 Bournemouth (Sacred Heart), Dorset 1260 Grandsire Doubles
Thursday, 14 June 2018 Ringwood (SS Peter and Paul), Hampshire 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Sunday, 20 May 2018 Ringwood (SS Peter and Paul), Hampshire 1380 Plain Bob Doubles

Funeral of David Wilson at Ringwood June 26th

David Wilson’s funeral will be at 12pm, midday on Tuesday 26th June, followed by burial at Ringwood Cemetery at 1pm. There will be general ringing before the service from 11am and again after the service. As David had no close family we are arranging the tea afterwards, if anyone coming could help by bringing along cake, sausage rolls or quiche to make a good ringers tea in his honour we would be grateful.

There a further memorial evensong planned for few weeks time but I do not have a date for that yet.

thank you, Emma McNally (Ringwood Tower)

Funeral of David Wilson Tues June 26th

Dear All,

I can now let you know that David Wilson’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 26th June in Ringwood Parish Church at 12pm midday followed by burial at Ringwood Cemetery at 1pm.

I will let you know further details for ringing and other arrangements when we have finalised them with the church, please do pass this information on to any others who I may have missed,

best wishes,

Emma McNally

 

First Quarter Peal Congratulations for Becky White (Ringwood)

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Ringwood, Hampshire
SS Peter and Paul
Saturday, 23 September 2017 in 45 mins (9–0–6 in G♯)
1260 Grandsire Doubles
Becky White (Age 14)
Rosemary Rogers (C)
Elizabeth Davey
David Lay
John Davey
Frances White
First Quarter, First Attempt(1) First on Cover Bell (6)

Winchester District Outing – Saturday 21st October – New Forest

Dear All,

I have at last sorted out a collection of towers and an itinerary for this year’s District Outing, to the New Forest. Please find attached posters for the outing in MS-Word and PDF formats.

Local New Forest Ringers are welcome to join in!

Where we are going: I have chosen Sopley – with apologies to the Lockerley/E. Tytherley band who I know will be ringing there in two weeks’ time – because it has the Woolpack Inn a mere 200 yards away, and it looks like a good place for lunch ……

http://woolpackinnsopley.co.uk/

Trip Advisor gives it seven 5-blob reviews and four 4-blob reviews in the past four weeks, and it’s a Lucky Dip entry in the Good Pub Guide:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g2019505-d1528073-Reviews-The_Woolpack-Sopley_Hampshire_England.html

I’ve also included Lyndhurst, to sharp intakes of breath from one or two people I’ve spoken to, on account of busy-ness on a Saturday morning. But I think Lyndhurst is thereby unjustly neglected, and I have allowed 40 minutes from Eling to Lyndhurst, which should allow time enough for fuming in traffic jams and walking up from the New Forest Visitor Centre Car Park, which is the closest sensible place to stop but still a few minutes’ walk from the church. If we get there crazily early, I’ve asked Mary Sterry if the letter-in doesn’t mind getting there a bit early in case we do, too. Also, the church is a showcase for Arts and Crafts/Pre-Raphaelite decoration, so well worth looking round anyway. It’s in Simon Jenkins’s book about the 1000 best churches to visit.

Once we’ve finished at Ringwood I have allowed an hour for people to get some tea. Ringwood has a branch of the Boston Tea Party, which started out in Honiton, and has spread out in the West Country since then, with branches to my certain knowledge in Salisbury and Ringwood. There is also, in the High Street, Jacqueline’s Tea Rooms. Like the BTP, and unlike a lot of tea rooms, it stays open late, or late enough for our purposes. The cream teas garner plaudits, but be warned, they have a bizarre restriction on people sharing food, so DO NOT order one pot of tea for one and one cream tea, thinking you can share the scone, otherwise Modom Proprietor will be down on you like a ton of bricks. See Tripadvisor for further gruesome details.

Where we are not going: Hordle, which we visited two years ago when Andrew Glover organised the District Outing to this area, and where Lock/Tyth are calling in. Also Christchurch Priory: I’d have loved to have a heavy twelve as our grand finale, but there’s a lot happening on October 21st, including a concert in the evening, so there’ll be rehearsals, an evensong, etc., etc. Maybe some time in the future, if we ever venture to, for example, the Isle of Purbeck, or Bournemouth/East Dorset.

For the itinerary, food ordering arrangements etc. watch this space!

Best wishes meanwhile

Bruce

District Secretary

Woolpack Inn menu 2017

 

2017 Inter-District 8 Bell Competition – Rules & information

 

Date: Saturday 17th June 2017
Location: Ss Peter & Paul, Ringwood (8 bells, 17-2-18)
Start: 10am

Results: will be given at the end of the competition

For more info and to enter contact: Greg Jordan

Closing date
for entries: Thursday 15th June

Draw: The draw will be held on Friday 16th June and teams will then be informed of what time they need to be at the tower.

Rules:

1 The team to represent each District will be chosen by the District Ringing Master or some other person appointed by the District. If districts wish to enter another team, a maximum of 3 people from the first team are allowed to be in the second team

2 Each competing ringer must be a member of the District.

3 Each team may have four minutes ringing in which to prepare for the test piece. The treble bell shall then be rung several times to indicate that the team is about to commence the test piece.

4 The competition ringing will comprise either:

• 224 changes in any Triples or Major method(s) of the team’s own choice. All of the changes (but not the rounds before or after) will be judged.

• Call changes. The team may choose the changes to be rung but all the bells except the tenor are to take a turn at leading. The opening rounds and the stand will not be judged. Teams must ring for at least five minutes after the first change is called.

5 The decision of the Committee shall be final in any matter concerning the conduct of the competition and the interpretation of these rules.

 

**CANCELLED CS District Surprise Major Practice at Ringwood March 1st

The Surprise Major Practice normally takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. However, this time it unfortunately clashes with the Ash Wednesday service in the church.

The next practice will be Wednesday April 5th 7.30pm. Methods normally are the Standard Eight and are spliced if the band is up to it.

CS December District Surprise Major Practice at Ringwood – Rosalind Martin Reports

This month, twenty ringers from WP Guild, Salisbury Guild and Hereford, attended the monthly Surprise practice.

Ringing ranged from Cambridge and Yorkshire, through London, to a touch of Eight Spliced.

The next Surprise Practice will be at Ringwood on Wednesday January 4th at 7.45-9.15 as usual.

Ringers who attend Ringwood’s weekly Wednesday Night practice are reminded that it is moved to a Thursday on a monthly basis to make way for the Surprise Practice. 

 

ART Module 1 Course – 19th November – Alan Bentley Reports

This course was hosted Salisbury Guild and two ringers from Ringwood (C&S District) were among the trainees. Alan has included the feedback and overall ratings that the trainees gave at the end of the day.

ART MODULE 1 COURSE, LYTCHETT MATRAVERS, DORSET, 19 NOVEMBER.

Tutor – Pip Penney

The purpose of the course was to introduce new and would be teachers to the skills and techniques necessary to take a novice ringer from their first lesson to having good bell control.  The 1 day course is a combination of both practical and theory sessions and is based upon the Association of Ringing Teachers ‘Learning the Ropes’ scheme.

Despite having no heating in the church (ground floor ring) due to contractors not completing the new system in time the participants did not appear to be unduly affected during the practical sessions by the reduced temperature and all entered into the spirit of the occasion with a great deal of enthusiasm.  The hot, home made soup at lunchtime probably kept everyone motivated for the afternoon sessions.  Fortunately the tutor room was warm (and cosy) which also encouraged participants to exchange ideas and discuss the points raised by Pip during the theory sessions.

The group was made up of 8 new teachers and 2 mentors, mainly from the SDG plus 2 from the W&P Guild.  We were joined by a shadowing tutor, Geoff Horritt, so together with the course organiser, Alan Bentley, Pip was able to pair 50% of the new teachers with a mentor for the practical sessions.  Geoff was also on hand to offer valuable anecdotes and  opinions in addition to Pip’s during the course of discussions.

All the participants did very well throughout the day, maintaining concentration, despite the lack of heating in the church and the course starting at 9.30 and finishing at 4.30; the following feedback summary (based on the agenda) reflects the value the participants put on the course in terms of their own personal development:

Theory Session:

1. Becoming a good teacher – Exc 6, Good 3, Ave 1.

2. Teaching a skilled activity – Exc 6, Good 3, Ave 1.

3. Solving common handling problems – Exc 6, Good 3, Ave 1.

    Length of session – About right 9.

Practical Session:

1. Basic components – Exc 8, Good 1, Ave 1.

2. Joining both strokes together – Exc 8, Good 1.

3. Teaching ringing up/down in easy stages – Exc 8, Good 1.

4. Solving common handling problems – Exc 6, Good 3.

    Length of session – About right 8, too long 1.

    Overall satisfaction – 10 (3), 9 (4), 8 (1).

Comments/suggestions:

  • A splendid course!
  • This would be a good course for experienced ringers whether or not they want to become an accredited teacher.
  • Learning to teach is a great way to improve one’s skills and cure one’s bad habits.
  • Some reassurance that how I’m teaching so far is going in the right direction and some extremely helpful exercises and techniques.
  • When couples are doing a practical suggest you could say when to change over, I had a couple of times when my teacher took a long time explaining what to do then I did it then there wasn’t time for me to be the teacher.
  • I have not taught before so I’m not sure how confident I would be in solving problems However, this course has given me confidence in beginning with a learner.
  • I really enjoyed this session.
  • I would perhaps have liked more time on ‘things that can go wrong’ which for a very first time teacher I worry about – maybe unnecessarily.
  • I would have liked to be involved  more with hands on mistakes by the learners. Otherwise a very helpful and well run course.
  • Please try not to make it too bureaucratic.
  • An excellent course.
  • Absolutely exhausted.
  • A long day but don’t think it could have been split.

For more information about the teaching and learning scheme contact Alan Bentley arb99net@aim.com

Ringwood Triples Focused Practice – Wed 16th of November

Jut a quick reminder as it’s going to be the third Wednesday of the month, this means it’s triples focused night at Ringwoood.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to have a go at ringing triples this is a great practice to join, especially as a gentle introduction.  If you’re an experienced triples ringer then we’d really really appreciate your help as well – please.

As with most practices, though the focus is on Triples, there will be opportunities to ring doubles and minor.  Depending on availability there will hopefully be the opportunities to ring Major as well.

Hope to see you there.

C&S District Surprise Major Practice Report August 2016

17 ringers met this evening and rang London, Superlative, Cambridge, Yorkshire, Bristol and a smattering of Spliced.

Some of the usual people were missing but numbers remained strong as we were joined by holidaymakers.

Four Guilds were represented – Salisbury and W&P as usual, plus Guildford and Chester.