Category Archives: District Ringing Master

A & P District Ringing Master to take a short break.

Unfortunately I have to announce that Graham Cane is to take a break from his role as our District Ringing Master due to other more pressing commitments. I have agreed with Graham that he take the rest of the year off and we will review things after this time.  I should stress that Graham is not standing down as Ringing Master he is just taking a break.  Graham’s break will take immediate effect and his duties will be taken up by me and other members of the team.
Mike Novell
District Chairman.

 

Ring out the January blues with a course of Plain Hunting

Many thanks to Alverstoke Tower for the invitation to an insight into Plain Hunting. A special thanks to Lizzie Hough who arranged the day and all the willing helpers who made the day possible including the Church Wardens for arranging refreshments.

The day started with a theory session explaining the principle of Plain Hunting and the procedures to be followed when in the Tower. It was then time to climb the many steps to the ringing floor and attempt to put the theory into practice. With a band of steady ringers in place 2 by 2 we joined in to ring. For those not actually ringing it was suggested they focus on a specific bell and follow the cycle from behind. After we each had a couple of rings we returned to the church for a break and coffee.

We returned to the Tower where we again joined the band for further practice. All those attended appreciated the time and effort put in by the helpers which made the day possible and most enjoyable.

Many Thanks
Malcolm & Debbie

CS District Ringing Masters Report 2015 (FOR ADM)

Ringing Masters Report 2015

This year we started monthly practices instead of having quarterly meetings. We have had a specific method for each practice plus rounds and call changes upwards to accommodate everybody that attends, I hope everybody that has attended has enjoyed and got out of the practices what they needed. The coming year will continue with these practices once a month, if you have a particular special method requirement for these practices please let me or Liz know.

We again entered a band in the Guild 8 bell striking comp. at Shedfield with a very good piece of Grandsire Triples which put us in 2nd place.

I will be looking to put a band together for the Guild 8 bell again this year which takes place on the Guild AGM day.

If any of the towers in the district have any training needs please let me know and I will try and organise helpers to come along to help out. This year I had one request from Minstead ringers to learn Stedman Doubles some from scratch and some to re-enforce the method. Polly then organised some back up practices on Wednesday mornings and the learners are progressing well.

The district has other specific practices during each month – a surprise major, doubles and minor. If you have not tried any of these please fill free to attend and I am sure you will get a good welcome.

I hope you all will enjoy your ringing in the coming year.

Colin Butler