Category Archives: North Stoneham

Beyond Bob Doubles – Wed 31st Oct – 7.30-9pm

Dear All,

This month’s Beyond Bob Doubles will be held on the ten at North Stoneham from 19:30 to 21:00. In addition to our normal five and six bell repertoire it will be an opportunity to ring on eight and ten, so please come and encourage others who can benefit from this opportunity.

Please note that the northern end of Stoneham Lane is shut and so people coming from the Eastleigh end cannot go past the Concorde club, you can only access the church from the southern end of Stoneham Lane.

Edmund.

Travel information for those going to Winchester District Practice at North Stoneham – Tuesday 17th April

Dear All,
I have learned that EASTLEIGH FC are playing at home against EBBSFLEET FC next Tuesday, the night of our District Practice. You will NOT be able to get to St Nicolas from the North (i.e. past Concordes Night Club), only from the south, and even then you may have to explain to people in Hi-Vis tabards that you are going to the Church.
Phil Nicholls has kindly provided a map explaining all, and it is attached.
(Still) Hoping to see lots of you there on Tuesday.
Best wishes,
Bruce
District Secretary

Winchester District Practice – North Stoneham – Tuesday 17th April – 7.30-9.00pm

Dear All,

The District Training Session and a couple of days away last week caused me to fail to keep my eye on the ball … we have another district practice coming up soon, a week tonight in fact (Tuesday 17th April), at North Stoneham, on their light ten. It’s a great experience and the band will give you a warm welcome, so it’s an evening not to be missed, if you can make it.

The poster, as usual, is attached, for forwarding to your members, if the opportunity to publicise via your notice-boards is felt to be limited.

Hope to see lots of you there!

Best wishes meanwhile,

Bruce

District Secretary

Link to Poster

Guild Surprise Royal Practice Sunday 28th Jan 2pm

Hi all,
To confirm the next surprise Royal practice is taking place as below;
Sunday 28th January
14:00-15:30
North Stoneham
Special method is Superlative No2.
We will also ring the standard CYN.
We are right on the borderline of having enough people to make it a viable practice so please do come and support it if you can! The practice will go ahead and hopefully lots of people will be able to make it.
Thanks,

Surprise Royal Practices continue – 4th Sunday of the Month – sign up here!

Hi all,
Firstly many thanks to all those who completed the feedback. It was very useful! What it did show was there was still a strong desire for practices to be continued, so after my summer off I am back to get things running again!
To make these practices as viable as possible, I am going to aim to start again in October, to allow people sufficient notice. I will advertise the next 4 practices, and using a Doodle poll, assess whether they are viable or not. All practices are on the 4th Sunday afternoon of the month. This still seems the best time for most people at present.
Please click the following link to indicate your availability;
The intention for locations would be;
22/10 – Bishopstoke
26/11 – North Stoneham
28/01 – St Mary’s, Southampton
25/02 – Hursley
I will update you towards the end of this month, so please now get signing up. Any comments/suggestion welcome, as always!
Thanks,
Southampton

North Stoneham – Easter Bellringing Schedule

  • Sunday 9th April – Ringing for Morning Service: 10.00 for 10 30 a.m. Service.
  • Tuesday 11th April – Tower AGM starting at 8pm in St Nicolas’ Church vestry: No ringing.
  • Sunday 16th April – Ringing for Easter Morning 10.00 a.m. for 10.30 a.m. Service [To be confirmed – please check with Johanna Duquenoy – Tower Sec, first]
  • Tuesday 18th April – Routine tower Practice: 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Winchester District Practice – Tues 17th Jan at North Stoneham

Dear All,

Please find attached the poster for our first District practice of 2017, taking place at St Nicolas’, North Stoneham, George Williams’ old tower, on Tuesday 17th January.

And calling all C+S members at a loose end: North Stoneham is not far beyond your boundary, so if anyone wishes to visit us for a change, you’re more than welcome.

Best wishes

Bruce
District Secretary

Link to Poster

Tim Martin reports from the Young Ringers “Lilliput Tour”

Another excellent day out, thanks to Simon Edwards and the Lilliputers for organising.

Starting at Awbridge where we made good use of this private ring and then on to Eling.

After lunch we had a quick grab at the Hartley 12 at South Stoneham and then on to North Stoneham where we had an excellent touch of Grandsire Royal. Obviously no day out with Simon would be complete without some even  bell Grandsire action!!.

Finally we enjoyed the 12 at Hursley where we were inducted into Birmingham style rounds, back rounds and Queens, changing on successive strokes. Very challenging and any handling mistakes will be very quickly exposed! Great to have you all visiting our area.

North Stoneham Access and Parking

There is a slight hill leading up to the church with difficult tarmac path from the car park and main road as well as a “kissing gate” granting access to this path.  There are a couple of small steps down into the church but access is flat beyond that point.  There is little space in the ringing room but for practices there is space in the church itself to sit.

Abbey Scofield-Marlowe

Congratulations James Duquenoy (North Stoneham) – First Quarter Peal

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
North Stoneham, Hampshire
St Nicolas
Saturday, 18 June 2016 in 43 mins (10–1–16)
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
Alison Martin
Stephanie Nicholls
Nick White
Charles Harrison
Phil Nicholls (C)
James Duquenoy
First quarter for 6th
Farewell quarter for Charles Harrison
Celebration of H.M. Queen’s 90th Birthday

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.

November’s Beyond Bob Doubles is at North Stoneham

Dear All,

BBD will be at North Stoneham on Wednesday 25th at 19:30, since we had a training day a couple of weeks ago I hope to be able to ring some more Erin and Stedman triples (and maybe caters) along with the usual methods, but it will be dependant on how many come, if you know any solid ringers who might be able to come and help perhaps you could do some gentle arm twisting.

Edmund Wratten

(Winchester District Ringing Master)