Category Archives: Romsey

Ringing cancellations due to COVID-19

Coronavirus: UK ringing should now be cancelled

The UK government has advised against all unnecessary social contact with immediate effect. The Prime Minister advised in a press conference of 16th March that now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel.

The Central Council has released a statement in response to the UK government. They advise that If you haven’t already decided to cancel ringing activities, it seems that now is the time to do so. The Ringing World agrees with this statement. It is hard to interpret the government’s guidance in any way other than that all planned ringing activities in the UK should now cease.


 

 

I have been made aware that ringing has been suspended at the following towers due to COVID-19 concerns:

Alton, St. Laurence, All Saints and Holybourne – all ringing suspended.

Alverstoke – all ringing cancelled until further notice.

Basingstoke, St. Michael’s – all ringing cancelled until further notice.

Blackmoor – all ringing suspended.

Bournemouth, St. John’s, St. Peters and Scared Heart – all ringing suspended.

Bramshott – all service and practice ringing until at least the end of March where the situation will be reviewed.

Brockenhurst – no ringing until further notice.

Buriton – all ringing suspended.

Catherington – ringing cancelled, but may be some limited Sunday ringing if services continue.

Christchurch Priory – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Eling – all ringing suspended.

Froxfield – all ringing suspended.

Havant – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Hawkley – all ringing suspended and the tied practices on 6-8-10th April postponed.

Hursley – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Newport – all ringing cancelled until further notice.

Portsmouth Cathedral – all ringing suspended.

Purbrook – all ringing cancelled until further notice.

Romsey – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Selborne – all ringing cancelled until further notice.

Shanklin – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Shedfield – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Southampton (St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s and Bitterne Park) – all ringing suspended.

Steep – all ringing suspended.

Titchfield – all ringing suspended.

Upham – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Upton Grey – all ringing cancelled until further notice.

Warnford – all ringing suspended.

West Meon – all ringing suspended.

Wickham – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Winchester Cathedral – all ringing suspended until further notice.

Wonston – no practices until further notice.

Portsmouth District – all District events are cancelled including the April QDM.

Winchester District – all District events and the striking competition in May are cancelled until further notice.

Please let me know via wpbells@gmail.com of any other cancellations and I will add them to this list.

Thanks

Andrew Glover

W&P Guild Webmaster

 

 

 

**UPDATED!!** Winchester District Quarterly Meeting with Walk & Picnic – Sat 13th August

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Quarterly Meeting: Ringing, Picnic
and a Gentle Stroll along the Test Way
Saturday, 13th August 2016.
Ringing at St Andrew, Mottisfont;
The Clock House, Awbridge and Romsey Abbey.

Programme of Events

9:51 a.m.                                 Train from Romsey to Mottisfont & Dunbridge
9:56 – 10.30 a.m                      Walk to Mottisfont (approx 1 mile)
10.30 – 11.15 a.m.                    Ringing at Mottisfont
11.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.            Walk to Awbridge (approx 2 miles)
12:15 – 1.30 p.m.                     Picnic Lunch (BYO) and QDM at Awbridge Village Hall, Romsey Road 
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.                       Walk from the Village Hall to the Clock House (approx ½ mile)                   
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.                      Ringing at the Clock House, Awbridge
2:30 – 3:14 p.m.                      Walk back to Dunbridge (approx 1¾ miles)
3.14 or 4.14pm                        Train from Mottisfont & Dunbridge to Romsey
4:30 – 5:25 p.m.                     

Ringing at Romsey Abbey

NOTES
*Train fare £2.90 return, parking at Romsey station £1.90.
*Toilets at the Village Hall, none at the Clock House.
*Masses of Tea Shops in Romsey, but many close quite early.

Link to Briefing Notes for Walk

Link to Walking Notes and Map

Link to Poster

Link to Agenda

Link to Minutes from Previous Meeting

Contact Bruce Purvis
Winchester District Secretary – 4th August 2016

 

First A.R.T. training in the Guild goes well.

ART Training Day Module 1.

As part of their amazing commitment to training in the Guild and ringing in general Andy and Sallie Ingram held Winchester and Portsmouth Guild’s first Association of Ringing Teacher’s (ART) Module1 – Teaching bell Handling day course on Saturday 25th June.

The day started at 09:00 in The Kings Head at Hursley with the introduction and coffee followed by a practical session across the road at All Saints Church and then back to the pub’s skittle alley for more theory. We continued this way with us cleverly dodging all the thunderous downpours.

9 students attended from 6 different towers of Ecchinswell, Hursley, New Alresford, Romsey, Rotherwick and Winchester.                                                                                                             Different ages and abilities from 3 districts were all there to learn about becoming a teacher on the ART Scheme, how ART approaches teaching others and then hopefully move on to teach their learners about bell handling and bell control to complete Module 1.

The course showed us how to approach learners, hand them a rope for the first time, start backstrokes then handstrokes with bells both up and down and then safely join hand and backstrokes together whilst imbuing them with confidence.

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After a lovely pre ordered lunch , more theory followed. The practical lesson of teaching ringing up and down made us look at our own practices with surprising little tweeks here and there. Solving Handling Problems theory followed by the practical, again examined our own practices with most people needing very little correction and having left egos at the door this proved very well humoured.

Starting on an accredited teaching journey may seem at odds even superfluous to a few of the ‘old guard’ who have taught for many years but having a planned path of progress also has it’s place. Keeping a standard, planned learning path allows for a gradual reduction in ‘bad habits’ being taught and good practice being maintained .

ART say ‘National ringing institutions recognised that the ageing population of Tower Captains meant that the old ways of teaching had to change. As often happens at such times, along came individuals who had the knowledge, skills and time to be able to develop a new way. It has grown because it is the right thing being done at the right time’.

Without practice, feedback and reinforcement, basic human nature kicks in and people revert back to their old ways of doing things. That’s what we as teachers need to do to – practise until it becomes second-nature and practise it right. That’s what the ART Training Scheme does for you – it has processes and support to help you change your behaviours’.

A huge thankyou to Andy and Sallie for their relaxed and fun way of teaching and to All Saints Church, Hursley for the use of their bells.

I can’t wait to get back to my new ringers and use them as guinea pigs knowing I have a mentor to fall back on….. priceless..                                                                                                Deb Baker.

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Three Ringers score London Surprise Major at Romsey

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Romsey, Hampshire
Abbey Church of St Mary and St Ethelflaeda
Sunday, 5 June 2016 in 48 mins (22–1–23 in D♭)
1250 London Surprise Major
Composed by R J Angrave
Caroline Daniels
Brian J Woodruffe
Rhoda Willson
Martin Willson
Jonathan D Farrington
Alistair K C Brown
David M Salter
Martin J E Daniels (C)
First of London Surprise Major – 3,4,5

Winchester District ADM Invitation (Saturday 13th Feb)

winchester district adm 2016Dear All,
Saturday 13th February, is our Annual District Meeting, starting with ringing at the fine light eight at Sherfield English and proceeding to Romsey for open and service ringing at the Abbey, service, tea and business meeting in the Church Rooms, and more ringing at the Abbey – truly a red-letter day, posters, paperwork, arrangements, etc. to follow, with any luck later today.
Please find below the poster and (some of) papers for the business meeting.
The papers which remain to be distributed are reports by the Chairman and Ringing Masters, for which please watch this space.
Best wishes
Winchester District Secretary

Congratulations Charlotte Meader, Rhoda Willson and Jonathan Farrington – Surprise Milestones reached at Romsey

I hope the people of Romsey enjoyed the Peal that the band rang them for Christmas!
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Romsey, Hampshire
Abbey Church of St Mary and St Ethelflaeda
Saturday, 19 December 2015 in 3h 18m (22–1–23 in D♭)
5120 Spliced Surprise Major
4 methods: 1440 Yorkshire, 1280 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, 1120 Rutland. 69 com, all the work.
W Nigel G Herriott (C)
Jennifer M Herriott
Charlotte G E Meader
Rhoda Willson
Jonathan D Farrington
Anthony P Smith
Martin J E Daniels
Jonathan C Hetherington
First “inside” – 5. First of Spliced Surprise Major – 3, 4.
A Christmas peal for the townspeople of Romsey.