The next Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Sparsholt on 29th of May from 19:30. All ringers are welcome from the District and beyond.
Beyond Bob Doubles will be held at Sparsholt on 26th September. Plain bob, little bob, Kent, and Cambridge minor, also grandsire, St Simon’s, and Stedman doubles etc. if anyone wants those, just let me know on the night. All welcome from the District and beyond.
The Sparsholt Band cordially invites you to the
Monday 21st May 2018
7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
At St Stephen’s Church,
(Ground Floor, 6 Bells, Tenor 7½ cwt,
OS National Grid Reference SU 435312, Postcode, for SatNav users, SO21 2NR)
Winchester District Secretary
Good Morning All,
Stop Press! – our next District Practice is at Sparsholt a week tonight, Monday 21st May, and the District Mini-Outing is definitely going ahead, on Saturday 26th May, to include Newnham and Hannington, further details and posters etc. later today.
Beyond Bob Doubles will be at Sparsholt on 25th April.
Sparsholt tower near Winchester, welcomes new ringers, young or old. Lessons are available on Mondays from 7.0 to 7.30pm on a one to one basis, which is just before the main practice at 7.30 pm. We have 6 bells on a ground floor ring. Anyone interested, or just want to have a try, should contact Jenny Watson
Coral died in hospital on Sunday 12th November. We have just heard that there will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Coral at Mary’s church, Crawley on Friday 1st December at 11.30 am.
Coral rang regularly at so many churches in the Winchester area and around Hampshire. In addition, Coral was a member of the Ladies Guild and also attended David Forder’s Mid Monthly Meetings.
There will be open ringing after the service for anyone who would like to ring for coral and the wake in the village hall. Crawley and sparsholt ringers are ringing before the service.
Practices: Monday 7.30pm to 9pm. Not bank holiday Mondays
We had 19 for the District Practice on the light and easy-going ground-floor six at Sparsholt on Monday. As well as six from the host tower, we had visitors from as far away as Lockerley and Nether Wallop (Andover District!), as well as contingents from the Cathedral and from King’s Somborne, who had cancelled their practice to come over to Sparsholt.
We rang call changes and plain hunt on six, some Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles, and a course of Cambridge Minor to round off the evening, before repairing to the Plough for a well-earned pint of 6X!
The Practice at Sparsholt, on Monday 12th June, is at the usual time of 7.30 onwards. If you want a quiet glass, or a coffee, on the way home there is the famous Plough a quarter of a mile down the road.
This month’s BBD will be at Sparsholt on Wednesday 26th, anything from Grandsire Doubles up to Cambridge Minor, all welcome.
Sparsholt tower is Ringing for St George’s day at 8.30am
A Quarter Peal, 1320 Plain Bob Doubles on the 14th of March.
1 Sue Craddock
2 Elizabeth Hill – (1st inside)
3 Celia Ali
4 Jennifer Baxter
5 Edmund Wratten – (c)
6 John Cleverly
Winchester District Youth plus friends, had a really productive and enjoyable practice at Sparsholt on the afternoon of Sunday March 13th. Everyone was up for attempting a “First” and first up was Daniel Hartley of Eling who successfully called changes to Queens and back to rounds. Daniel was ringing an affected bell which made it all the more difficult. Well done Dan! Megan Bucknall of Winchester Cathedral rang plain hunt on bell 3 and then bell 4 . She also conducted her first call changes. Sam Fussell of Lockerley rang the Sparsholt tenor and called his first call changes. Thomas Blissett of Sherbourne St John rang the tenor to rounds and rang the treble to Grandsire after changes had been called by the conductor. A large chocolate cake was devoured ( not a first) and Jen Churchill managed to drink her tea. (Definitely a first) Well done Will for ringing your first quarter on the treble earlier in the day.
Photo by Rosemary Oakeshott
Sunday March 13th
2.30 until 4 p.m.
It is “Firsts Fortnight”, so if there is something that you would like to try , e.g. call, tenor behind, plain course or touch, come prepared and let us know. It would be helpful if you could let me know that you are coming so I know what size chocolate cake to make!!!
We are always happy to teach people wishing to learn to ring whether you are a youngster (10 years old is usually the youngest age) or a recent retiree. Our bells are easy to ring, and being a round floor rings means there are no ladders to climb. We often teach the basics of bell ringing between 7pm and 7.30pm each Monday, or at other times by arrangement.
Practice night is Monday, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and we ring every Sunday from 9.30-10.00am for the service. Visitors are always welcome
Calendar for Dec 2015
Monday 21 December – Practice ringing 7.30-8.30 pm followed by gathering for food and chat in the ringing chamber. All to bring food contribution
Thursday 24 December – Midnight service ringing at 11 pm
Friday 25 December – Service ringing at 9.30 am
Sunday 27 December – Service ringing at 9.30 am
Monday 28 December – No practice ringing
Calendar for 2016
Sunday 3 January – Service ringing at 9.30 am
Monday 5 January – Practice ringing as usual at 7.30 pm
Saturday 23 April – St Georges Day ring at 8.30am
Saturday 21 May – Wedding ringing
Sunday 12 June – Queens 90th birthday
Saturday 2 July – Wedding ringing at 3.30pm
Saturday 9 July – Wedding ringing
Saturday 13 August – Memorial quarter peal ring for local Sparsholt ringer William Henry Daniels who died in the Battle of the Somme on 13 August 1916
There will be a Young Ringer’s Practice on Sunday November 22nd at
Sparsholt, 2.30 p.m. until 4 p.m
For full or probationary members of Guild.
Contact Jen Churchill – email or phone.
Mostly, as it is brought over from the current Guild website, archive material is filed in the archive… but this edition of the Guild News from 2002 has so many familiar faces and places in it that here it is in the news stream. [More Newsletters here]
click for full version: WP Guild Newsletter 2002 Sep
In This Issue
- 1 An Unusual First (Highclere)
- 1 Reg Cockle Recalls the Forming of the Diocese of Portsmouth
- 2 Bats? Yes We Have Some! (Northington)
- 3 The Sparsholt Ringing Course
- 3 Laura Harris’ First Peal (Blackmoor)
- 4 Canon Felstead, E.J. Osborn and Nell Gwynn (Southampton)
- 5 Winchester District Striking League
- 6 Bishopstoke Ringers Wed
- 6 Update on Restoration Work at Privett
- 7 Jubilee Bells in the Christchurch & Southampton District
- 8 And at Froxfield
- 8 First Peal Recollections
- 8 Guild Diary 2002/3
- 9 Hampshire Bells CD
- 9 Monthly Practice Meetings
- 10 Guild Officers
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