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.
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,
Sundays: 10am phone to confirm
Practices: Tuesday, phone to confirm
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Southampton City Ringers
Southampton City Ringers
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.
(Winchester District Ringing Master)
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