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Wedding Ringers Needed – Bitterne Park, Southampton for Saturday 21st July

***UPDATED 17/07/2018***** Band complete. Thanks to those helping out.

Hi all,

We have another upcoming wedding in Southampton for which I need some additional ringers.
Saturday 21st July 12:00 at Bitterne Park Southampton.
Please let me know if you are available to ring. I need 4 extra ringers at this time. Ideally able to ring plain bob/grandsire doubles confidently inside.
Many Thanks,

Funeral of Mervyn Bray

I regret to have to tell you that Mervyn Bray died over Christmas. He was tower captain at Bitterne Park for several years, a member of the Royal Naval Guild and regularly supported his local towers (Netley, Shedfield etc) when in better health.

His funeral will take place at 4pm on Friday 26th January 2018 at Wessex Vale Crematorium, Bubb Lane, West End, Southampton. SO30 2HL.

Kind regards,

Allison Joiner

Southampton – Ringing Resumes Jan 7th

Hi all,
There is no ringing in Southampton now until the new year.
The nature of our local band is that most of us go away from Southampton to see family or friends over the festive period meaning we rarely have enough remaining ringers in the city for sessions to go ahead.
The next ringing with be Sunday 7th January at Bitterne Park.
The next practice will be Monday 8th January at St Mike’s.
On behalf of the SCR committee, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Best wishes,
Daniel
Vice-Master and Steeple Keeper.

Surprise Royal Practice – Sunday 26th November at Bitterne Park – 14:00 -15:30

Hi all,

I am now finally able to confirm the location of the next Surprise Royal Practice.

Sunday 26th November 14:00 – 15:30 BITTERNE PARK, Southampton.

Methods as usual to include C/Y/N plus Bristol Royal. If enough we will try some 3 spliced.

I have tried a few other towers this time away from Southampton but they were all unavailable.

Look forward to seeing lots of you on a Sunday!

Cheers,

Daniel Graham

Congratulations Clare Merivale (Southampton SUGCR) First Peal as Conductor + 3 other firsts

Southampton University Guild have scored 4 firsts… read on!

Southampton University Guild
Southampton, Hampshire
The Ascension, Bitterne Park
Saturday, 28 January 2017 in 2h34m (3–1–0 in E♭)
5040 Doubles
2880 Plain Bob, 720 St Simon’s Bob, 720 St Martin’s Bob, 720 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place, 23 c.o.m.
1 Jonathan C Mills
2 Daniel Graham
3 Josh L Harris
4 Samuel M Senior
5 Clare M Merivale (C)
6 Mike Martin

First Peal: 4, and as Conductor
First Inside to Doubles: 5
First on Treble: 1

Update – CS District ADM – January 28th at Bitterne Park

Hi all.

On behalf of the District officers can I wish everyone in the District a Happy New Year.

The ADM is almost here, Saturday 28th January 2017 at Bitterne Park, Southampton

Attached is the poster, proposed agenda, minutes from September Meeting and District Calendar for 2017.

ADM Poster 2017  Calendar 2017  September 2016 Minutes  ADM Agenda 2017

Please look through and let me know of any other items you would like to be added to the Agenda

Raffle

There will be a raffle held to raise money to contribute the costs of sending a Youth band to the RW National Youth Competition, should you with to donate a raffle prize please get in contact with Rosemary Rogers.

Officer posts

As always all District Officer posts are up for re-election. Please pass on nominations to me by 25th January. We currently have no volunteers to stand for Executive Committee Representative post. We are also looking for a volunteer for Assistant Secretary too please contact me if you are would be willing to help.

Please could you let the Chairman of any names to be notified under item 2.

Regards

Sallie

District Secretary

Provisional 2017 C&S District Calendar

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.

 

 

 

Daniel Graham Reports from the Southampton St Michael’s Practice Night

An enjoyable and rewarding practice night in Southampton last night at St Michael’s with a particularly good half course of Cambridge Royal and a nice touch of 8 spliced surprise major. Lots of other ringing too including Grandsire Triples/Caters, Stedman doubles and 4 spliced (CYNS) surprise major.

Next week, at Bitterne Park, we start our new venture of increasing our 8 bell repertoire, by starting to work through the methods in ‘Smiths 23’. First method is Cray Surprise Major.

As always all ringers welcome at any of our practices 🙂

Southampton Bitterne Park Access and Parking

To get to the ringing room at Bitterne Park, use the entrance on Thorold Road.  Go in, take the first corridor on the left and enter Grace Hall – the bells are then on your right.  The Church is on a steep hill but the only steps are 2 steps up to the ringing area in Grace Hall.  There is room to sit in the ringing area as well as space and plentiful chairs in the main room (down the steps).

Parking is either on Thorold Road or on the church car park which is located just off Thorold Road.

5 Quarter Peals Rung by Southampton City Ringers to Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday (Includes Videos)

This item by Daniel Graham was first published on the Southampton City Ringers’ website.

All of the Southampton towers rang out today to mark the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 5 quarter peals were successful scored (out of 5 attempted) and there was a fantastic standard of ringing all day.

Congratulations to all those who took part and special congratulations to Kristian/Oliver who called their firsts of Bob Caters and Major respectively, to Pip for first of Bristol and Yorkshire, and to Mike for first on 10.

The successful quarter peals

Quarter Peal 1 – Grandsire Caters at Bitterne Park

bitterne park photo by permission of Sotonbells
bitterne park photo by permission of Sotonbells

Southampton City Ringers

Southampton, Hampshire
The Ascension, Bitterne Park
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 45 mins (8–1–13 in A♭)
1296 Grandsire Caters
Rosalind Martin
Colin J Butler
Ali Hunt
Timothy M Martin
Pip Dillistone
Ian Hunt
Kristian D Scudamore
Oliver Chaloner
Daniel Graham (C)
10 Mike Martin
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First on 10 – 10

Quarter Peal 2 – Plain Bob Caters at St Mary’sSt Mary Southampton Photo by David Forder

Southampton City Ringers
Southampton, Hampshire
St Mary
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 49 mins (21–2–8 in E♭)
1296 Plain Bob Caters
Rosalind Martin
Pip Dillistone
Colin J Butler
Ali Hunt
Ian Hunt
Oliver Chaloner
Timothy M Martin
Daniel Graham
Kristian D Scudamore (C)
10 Mike Martin
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First plain bob caters as conductor
2/5

Quarter Peal 3 – Bristol Surprise Major at St Michael’s  

Southampton City Ringers

Southampton, Hampshire
St Michael Archangel
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 47 mins (16–1–15 in F)
1280 Bristol Surprise Major
Timothy M Martin
Ali Hunt
Kristian D Scudamore
Ian Hunt
Pip Dillistone
Colin J Butler
Oliver Chaloner
8Daniel Graham (C)
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First of Bristol – 5
3/5

Quarter Peal 4 – Doubles at St Barnabas, Lodge Road

Southampton City Ringers
Southampton, Hampshire
St Barnabas
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 30 mins (2–3–2 in F♯)
1290 Doubles (1p, 2m)
60 Stedman, 600 Plain Bob, 630 Grandsire.
1Pip Dillistone
2Rosalind Martin
3Oliver Chaloner
4Colin J Butler
5Daniel Graham (C)
6Kristian D Scudamore
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
4/5

Quarter Peal 5 – Yorkshire Surprise Major at North Stoneham

North Stoneham Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott
North Stoneham Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott
Southampton City Ringers
North Stoneham, Hampshire
St Nicolas
Saturday, 11 June 2016 in 39 mins (10–1–16 in G)
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Rosalind Martin
Timothy M Martin
Ali Hunt
Pip Dillistone
Colin J Butler
Ian Hunt
Daniel Graham
Oliver Chaloner (C)
Rung in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on her Official Birthday
First of Yorkshire – 4
First Major as Conductor
5/5

 

The bells of Southampton will ring for the Queen – Saturday 10th June

A team of bell ringers will ring at 5 Southampton Churches on Saturday to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Ringing will last approximately 45 minutes at each venue. Members of the public are warmly encouraged to take time out of their normal Saturday activities to enjoy the sound of the bells!
15:30 – St Barnabas, Lodge Road (Dan, Colin, Kristian, Pip, Oliver + one other)
Image shows a band ringing at Bitterne Park.

C&S 12 Bell District Practice at Bitterne Park Sat 14th of May

May’s district practice is at Bitterne Park and is also a 12 bell practice.  The method of the month is “all things Grandsire”, so from doubles upwards.

As always don’t think this is not for you, ringing of all capabilities is catered for from rounds and call changes upwards.

 

Link to the May 12 bell Practice tower poster.

 

 

SUGCR (Southampton University) Firsts Fortnight News

Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016Clare Merivale- Master of Southampton University Guild (SUGCR) – reports:

Tower: SUGCR towers

Our Firsts Fortnight News Is….: Max Hammick: first touch of grandsire without help
Oliver Chaloner: first handbell quarter peal
Pip Dillistone: first handbell quarter peal
Phil Moyse: first time conducting a handbell quarter peal
Jon Mills: first time ringing a plain course of Bob Minor on handbells, first peal of doubles
Josh Harris: first peal
Myles Tyrrell: first quarter peal attempt (followed by a first quarter just outside of first’s fortnight)
Therese Strand: first quarter peal attempt (followed by a first quarter just outside of first’s fortnight), first ringing tour, first time ringing at a cathedral
Abbey Marlowe: first time ringing Plain Hunt on 5 not on treble, first time ringing plain hunt on 7
Imogen Clarke: first time tenoring without help
Jay Wroe-Brown: first time tenoring, first time ringing at a cathedral
Clare Merivale: first peal of doubles, first time calling a touch of Plain Bob Doubles
Chris Knapp: first time ringing at a cathedral

 

The Performances:

Southampton University Guild
Southampton, Hampshire
St Barnabas
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in 39 mins (2–3–2 in F♯)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Myles AB Tyrrell
Clare M Merivale
Jonathan C Mills
Josh L Harris
Oliver B Chaloner (C)
Therese Strand
First quarter: 1 & 6
Southampton University Guild
Southampton, Hampshire
The Ascension, Bitterne Park
Sunday, 6 March 2016 in 2h35 (3–1–0 in E♭)
5040 Doubles (2m)
Extents 1-3,8-10,15-17,22-24,29-31,36-38 Grandsire; 4-7,11-14,18-21,25-28,32-35,39-42 Plain Bob.
Alice J S Gibbin (Vice-Master 2014 & Master 2015)
Josh L Harris (Vice-Master 2016)
Philip D Moyse (Vice-Master 2013 & Master 2014) (C)
Jonathan C Mills (Vice-Master 2015)
Kristian D Scudamore (Vice-Master 2012 & Master 2013)
Clare M Merivale (Master 2016)
First peal: 2
First of doubles: 4 & 6
Rung by a band of current students, all of whom have been either Master or Vice-Master of the Guild.
With best wishes to our mothers this Mother’s Day.
Southampton University Guild
Southampton, Hampshire
45 Mansbridge Road
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 in 34 mins (11 in G)
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1–2 Oliver B Chaloner
3–4 Peter Dillistone
5–6 Philip D Moyse (C)
First in hand: 1-2, 3-4, and as conductor.
First in the house.

Southampton City Ringers’ Practice Plans over Easter 2016

There will be no ringing practice on Monday 14th March due to the tower AGM taking place, or on Monday 21st March due to Holy Week. We will make a decision shortly as to whether there will be a practice or a quarter peal on Easter Monday (28th March), please keep an eye on the calendar for updates.

Adam

LINK TO ORIGINAL POST ON SOTONBELLS WEBSITE

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A First for WP Guild – Zanussi Surprise Maximus Peal by a Resident Band

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Southampton, Hampshire
The Ascension, Bitterne Park
Saturday, 5 December 2015 in 3h 7 (8–1–13 in A♭)
5090 Zanussi Surprise Maximus
 
Christine A Saunders
W Nigel G Herriott (C)
Benjamin J Carey
Jennifer M Herriott
John P Colliss
David J Mattingley
Peter D Niblett
Anthony P Smith
James A Hodkin
10 Ian J Carey
11 Roy LeMarechal
12 R Mark Esbester
First of Zanussi by a resident W&P band.