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**UPDATED** Winchester QDM and Striking competition – Sat 11th May at Twyford

WIN QDM Poster 190511 Twyford
Papers for the meeting downloadable here.

Dear All,

I’ve now had the poster for our next QDM, at Twyford on the 11th May, cleared by our hosts. So here it is for forwarding to your band members and/or posting in your towers.

I should say, further to my previous communication, that the Charmborough Ring is going to be put up from about 10.30 onwards, so if, as I suggested, anyone were to arrive at midday, the ring should be up and running. And if anyone is around towards the end of the day and could lend a had to dismantle it, theire energies and kindness would be much appreciated.

Finally, apologies for not indicating which district the paperwork was being sent out for, and thanks to Ellis Thomas for pointing this out.

Looking forward to a great turnout on Saturday week, best wishes till then,


Winchester District Secretary


Dear All,

Further to the prior-notice advice of the next Winchester District Quarterly Meeting on 11th May, it will NOT be at Sparsholt, but instead will be at Twyford.
We are combining our meeting with Twyford’s Open Day in support of their Bell Restoration Fund, which is looking for £20,000.
So the format of the day is that the Charmbrough Ring is going to be set up – from around Midday onwards – in the grounds of the Archdeaconry, which is adjacent the church. Then the Twyford Ringers will be serving Ploughman’s lunches, for which they are asking for a donation, pretty much from midday onwards, certainly 12.30 onwards. Then the Quarterly Meeting will start with the draw for the Striking Competition at 2.30, the competition will proceed until it is finished, but up to 4.30, when the usual ringers’ tea will be put on, and the business meeting will take place from 5.30 onwards.
What would be really, REALLY helpful is if you would let Angela Forder-Stent know whether you will be taking lunch and/or tea, and whether, if you are having lunch, you will get by at tea-time with “just” a cup of tea or coffee and a spot of cake, or will be wanting a “full” tea.
Please do not neglect to contact Angela on 01962 712443, or email using this link, ideally by Weds. 8th May.
The afternoon should provide the people of Twyford with some examples of really good ringing, as well as the opportunity to learn why ringing is THE thing to do.
Best wishes
District Secretary
Twyford Photograph by Rosemary Oakeshott

W&P Youths Bells and Bowls Tour – Sat 16th February from 2pm

WP Youth 20190216

Hursley 2pm-2:45pm – Parking around the back of the church

Twyford 3pm-3:45pm

Bishopstoke 4pm-5pm

1 Game of Bowling at Eastleigh Hollywood Bowl Swan Centre SO50 5SF

Hollywood Bowl needs to know numbers of bowlers by Tue 12th Feb

Cost for bowling under 16 £5.20 16 and over £6.20



For more details contact Sallie Ingram

Link to download poster

Angela Forder-Stent (TC at Twyford) receives BEM

“Congratulations, Angela! It’s good to see that your hard work and dedication to others has been recognised – a well-deserved award indeed.” Viv Nobbs

Picture sourced from the Daily Echo website

On the 10th of January, a Quarter Peal was rung at New Alresford with the following footnote: “Rung for evensong and to mark the award of the British Empire Medal to Mrs Angela Forder-Stent, tower captain of Twyford, for services to the community in Twyford, Hampshire.”

The following news item appeared in the Echo on December 31st.

Angeal Forder-Stent receives a British Empire Medal for services to the community of Twyford, near Winchester.

During the 2014 flooding crisis she volunteered as a flood co-ordinator and also campaigned to save The Bugle Inn in 2005.

Angela, pictured above, has been a parish councillor for more than 30 years, is a captain of bell ringers at St Mary’s Church in Twyford and has also been involved in the patient participation group at Twyford Surgery for 20 years.

The 68-year-old, who lives in Twyford, was shocked when she found out she was among those honoured.

She said: “I do not understand why I have got it. It was a massive surprise to me. I have been a parish councillor for 30 odd years but there are plenty of other people on the parish council that have done an awful lot, but it is nice to be recognised.”