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!!
On Practice Nights and Sunday mornings, access to the church is via the door on Rose Road. There are no steps to access the bells and the area around the church is relatively flat. There is plenty of space to sit out of the way of the bells on comfortable seats.
Parking for both practices and Sundays is on Rose Road with a 2 hour parking restriction with dedicated disabled bays near to the church.
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.
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!
Clare 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
Southampton University Guild
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in 39 mins (2–3–2 in F♯)
1260Plain Bob Doubles
1 Myles AB Tyrrell
2 Clare M Merivale
3 Jonathan C Mills
4 Josh L Harris
5 Oliver B Chaloner (C)
6 Therese Strand
First quarter: 1 & 6
Southampton University Guild
The Ascension, Bitterne Park
Sunday, 6 March 2016 in 2h35 (3–1–0 in E♭)
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.
1 Alice J S Gibbin (Vice-Master 2014 & Master 2015)
2 Josh L Harris (Vice-Master 2016)
3 Philip D Moyse (Vice-Master 2013 & Master 2014) (C)
4 Jonathan C Mills (Vice-Master 2015)
5 Kristian D Scudamore (Vice-Master 2012 & Master 2013)
6 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.