Category Archives: Lockerley and East Tytherley

Guild Education – Listening Skills – Sat 12th October – 9.30 – 5.30 at Lockerley

The Guild Education Committee is running another of its very popular Listening Skills courses, on Saturday 12 October, based at Lockerley.  This is a day for ringers at all levels and covers all sorts of things you may not have tried before in order to help you listen to the bells – or, more precisely, to interpret what you are hearing. It is a non-competitive day where you can have fun with ringers from across the Guild, learning quite a lot in the process, involving listening exercises, hand-bells, ringing exercises, and much more; you do not need to be an expert. And we also include a hot lunch!

A poster and application form (both Word and pdf versions) are available on the links below, so please talk about it amongst your friends and send in your applications.

As always – any queries, let me know.

Christine Knights-Whittome

For: The Guild Education Committee

 

Downloads:

ApplicationForm – Listening Skills 12.10.19 Word Version

Application Form – Listening Skills 12.10.19 – PDF version

Poster – Listening Skills – 12.10.19 – Word version

Poster – Listening Skills – 12.10.19 – PDF version

 

 

***UPDATED***Winchester ADM – Sat 9th February from 2pm

Dear All,
What you have all – I am sure – been waiting for: the paperwork for Saturday’s Annual District Meeting, which is at Lockerley Memorial Hall on Butts Green, Lockerley, starting at 5.30 p.m.
The Agenda and list of events planned so far (ADM 190209), the unconfirmed minutes of the last Quarterly Meeting (QDM 2018-11) and my report on the year’s activities (Annual Report 2018) are all attached as MS Word 2003 documents (.doc) or in the Portable Document Format (.pdf). The District Accounts are in PDF only.
Happy reading and best wishes,
Bruce
District Secretary
PS. Additional agenda item – Romsey Show for today’s meeting
Dear All
Please be advised that at John Palk’s request I have added ‘Romsey Show’ to the agenda for today’s meeting at Lockerley Memorial Hall. The discusssion will be on whether the District wishes to have a stand at the Romsey Show (which I understand the organisers are keen to have).
Best wishes
Bruce
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Original Post:
Dear All,
The next date for your diaries is Saturday 9th February, which is the day of the Annual District Meeting, this year to be held at Lockerley Village Hall, with ringing at West Tytherley and Lockerley beforehand and East Tytherley afterwards.

 

Posters herewith in Word (.doc) and PDF formats. The agenda and unconfirmed minutes of the last meeting will follow in due course.

 

Please let Jen Churchill know, by Wednesday 4th February, if you would like to have a high tea before the meeting.

 

Please let me know, by the same date if there is anything you’d like putting on the agenda for the business meeting.

 

Please let Tony Smith know if you are proposing to have new full members elected, or wishing to confirm belfry elections of compounding and probationary members.

 

Hope to see lots of people on the day, best wishes till then,
District Secretary

Winchester District Practice – Thursday 22nd Nov – 7.30-9pm

Dear All,

Hot on the heels of the Quarterly Meeting at Houghton, your District offers you the opportunity to join the Lockerley and East Tytherley Band at their EastTytherley Practice, next Thursday, 22nd November.

See plenty of you there, hopefully,

Bruce

District Secretary

Poster available here.

Beyond Bob Doubles, East Tytherley on Wednesday 25th July

Dear All,

This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley on Wednesday 25th July.  There will be five and six bell ringing for those that want it, but also triples and major, so anything from Grandsire Doubles up to Stedman Triples and Little Bob.  All welcome from within the W+P and beyond.

Edmund.

Amazing tenacity of these ringers in 1935 – very humbling

St. Peter’s East Tytherley:

18/09/1935 5024 Bob Majorin 3 hours 19 minutes (14 cwt). (Composed and conducted by George Williams).

Three ringers, each of whom lost an arm in the Great War, took part together in a peal of Bob Major. They were Messrs. H Balaam (Basingstoke), G Pullinger (Bishopstoke), and J W Faithfull (Southampton).

They were all ringers before the war, and it says much for their enthusiasm that, despite the handicap of having lost a limb, they have kept up active participation in the art. All these ringers, as well as other one-armed men, have previously rung peals, but this is believed to be the first occasion that three have taken part in the same peal.

 

1. Reginald C H Connolly

2. Harry Balaam

3. George Pullinger

4. John W Faithfull

5. Edward B Hampton

6. Louis J Lockyer

7. George Williams (C)

8. John Chesterman

                                                                                                                           First peal of Major – 5.

Winchester District – Beyond Bob Doubles – Wed 29th Nov at East Tytherley from 19:30

Dear All,

Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley from 19:30 on the 29th of November, all are welcome from the District and beyond.  Anything from Grandsire Doubles upwards, but with a focus on Stedman Triples since that was the method on the Guild Training day a few weeks ago.

Edmund

A baptism to remember

On Sunday 15th July a brother and sister aged 11 and 4 were baptised at St John’s Lockerley.  The parents asked the vicar Rev James Pitkin if it was possible for the children to visit the bell chamber to see the bellringers after the service and of course  the answer was yes. There were quite a few children attending the baptism and they visited the tower in small groups.  Climbing the spiral stairs was their first adventure. 

They were shown a bell being rung up and when the bell’s rope was tied they could see that it looked just the same as a bell that was down, showing how dangerous it could be to touch a bell rope in any tower they might visit if the bell ropes were in reach.

After the bell had been rung down all the children were encouraged to chime the treble and one or two of the dads also had a go at chiming the tenor.

They all seemed to have enjoyed their visit and said that it had been a very memorable baptism day.

Mayor & Mayoress of Test Valley visit Lockerley Tower

The Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley Borough Council visited Lockerley Church Tower on Sunday 8 July for an hour to see a demonstration of ringing.  The visit was held during a tower open day in association with Romsey Arts Festival and followed an invitation from the Lockerley ringers.  As well as seeing demonstrations of ringing the Mayor had a go himself, starting off by chiming and progressing to ringing both strokes on his own (a very impressive achievement).

mayor16

Group photo with the Mayor (photographs by permission of Romsey Festival 2017 Official Photographers)

Beyond Bob Doubles at East Tytherley – Wed 29th March

Dear All

This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be at East Tytherley on 29th March, anything up to Cambridge Major and Stedman Triples if we have enough, but with a focus on Grandsire doubles and triples for those who want a chance to practice what they learnt on the Guild training day at the start of the month.  

Ringers from any district or even outside the Guild are welcome to join us.

Edmund

Listening Skills course on Saturday 8th April at Lockerley

With Grandsire Doubles and Triples behind us**, the Education Committee is turning its attention to the Listening Skills course on Saturday 8th April, based at Lockerley.    This is a full-day course, including lunch, and covers all sorts of different things which ringers may not have tried (in addition to ringing).    It is for ALL abilities, including relative beginners, and is a lot of fun.   Expect the unexpected!  **click to read a review of the Grandsire course

If you, or others within your tower, are still thinking about this, could I just remind you that the closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday 22nd March – not very far away! – and places are already three-quarters full.    Courses so far this year have all been over-subscribed, resulting in waiting lists, so if you think this would be of interest to you or your fellow-ringers could I suggest you send in your applications a.s.a.p.    In case they have been mislaid, further copies (both Word and pdf versions) of the poster and application form are attached.

Any queries before you take the plunge – do please give me a call or email me (see below)

Christine Knights-Whittome

Listening Skills – Saturday 8th April 2017

If you haven’t tried this before – this is one for  you!

Attached are posters and application forms (both Word and pdf versions) for the Education Committee’s day on Listening Skills, based at Lockerley & East Dean Memorial Hall on Saturday 8th April 2017.

This is specifically aimed at helping ringers to listen, to interpret what they are hearing, and to adjust their ringing accordingly.    It is a designed to be fun as well as informative and will cover a range of different exercises and activities including some practical ringing.   You will see that it is for ringers of all levels, even relative beginners, so if you haven’t joined an Education Day before, this is one where you will meet others “on a level playing field” and our aim is that, whilst we have experts on hand to help and guide you, you should never find yourself feeling out of your depth.    And this is a day when the Education Committee also provides a hot lunch in the middle of the day!   

There has been a high demand for places on Education Days so far this year – so if this is of interest you need to get your application in early.

As always, I’m more than happy to answer any questions, either by email, or by ‘phone on 01962 886939.

Christine

Poster:

PDF Format

Microsoft Word format

Application:

PDF Format

Microsoft Word Format

Lockerley and East Tytherley – Christmas Ringing Times

We will be ringing for the evening Carol on Service on 18th, Christmas Eve from 3.15 for the Christingle service at 4p.m., and for the midnight mass. 10.15 to 11 p.m. We will also be ringing for the Christmas Day service 9.45to 10.30. All at Lockerley, in addition to normal Sunday morning service ringing from 9.45 to 10.30 a.m in December at both Lockerley and East Tytherley. All visiting ringers welcome!

Jen Churchill

Lockerley Ringers score Firsts in Minehead

Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016John Palk reports:

In visiting Minehead over the  week-end  Bren and I were just placed on ropes, without being told what we were ringing, as is Andrew’s way.

We then rang plain courses of PB10 and Grandsire Carters followed by Bren inside to Stedman Caters with me on the tenor (the Stedman may not be  a first as we have rung it on the course at Hursley!).

 

Photo from http://www.aboutminehead.com/church/ used by permission

Surprise Minor Practice at Lockerley Tues 1st March

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 1 March (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley. Potential methods are:
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

RSVP

Please let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Thursday (25 February) so we know whether or not there are enough people to go ahead.

CANCELLED Surprise Minor Practice at Lockerley

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 2 February (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley.

Potential methods are (as previously):
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

As usual, please could you let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Friday (29 January) so he knows whether or not there are enough people to go ahead with the practice. In any case, please check with Gary Davies that the practice is going ahead to avoid a wasted journey.

Surprise Minor practice – 7.30 on Tuesday 5th Jan at Lockerley

The next Surprise Minor practice is planned for 7:30pm on Tuesday 5 January (1st Tuesday of the month) at Lockerley.

Potential methods are (as before):
Cambridge
Primrose
London
Norwich
Beverley
Surfleet

Anyone looking to extend their repertoire of Surprise Minor methods is very welcome to come along – experienced ringers who can help would be particularly welcome.

As usual, please could you let Gary Davies know whether or not you intend to come by the end of Friday (1 January) so he knows whether or not there are enough people to go ahead.

 

Christmas ringing at Lockerley

Sunday 20 December: 9:45 Ringing at East Tytherley; 17:15 Ringing for Carol Service at Lockerley

Thursday 24 December: 15:15 Ringing at Lockerley for Christingle Service; 22:15 Ringing at Lockerley for Midnight Mass (No practice)

Friday 25 December: 9:45: Ringing for service at Lockerley

Sunday 27 December: 9:45 Ringing for service at Lockerley

Thursday 31 December: No practice

Visitors would be very welcome.