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Hawkley and Buriton Practice Plans Feb 10th to 17th

To all our visitors (regular or casual),
            There will be NO PRACTICE at Buriton this Wednesday (10th Feb) as it is Ash Wednesday and there will be a 7.30pm Service in Church.
            The following Wednesday (17th Feb) we will be holding our 8-bell practice AT HAWKLEY from 7.30-9.00pm at which all will be welcome as usual.
            Thereafter we will be holding our regular Wedneday practices as usual.
David Hughes,
Tower Captain

What’s On in Alton and Petersfield District

Hello all
Posters should be appearing in your tower, but just in case you haven’t spotted one yet, here’s what’s going on over the next few weeks. Please can you make sure that anyone who isn’t on the yahoo group list, or doesn’t have access to a computer knows about this too.
Thanks, Valerie

 

Saturday 13th February – 5.30 to 7.00pm
District General Practice at Binsted
General ringing plus two methods to have a go at – Single and Double Oxford Bob Minor
 
Saturday 20th February – 5.30 to 7.30pm
Surprise Major Practice at Liss
Anyone learning Treble Bob will be very welcome too.
 
Saturday 20th February – Guild Education Day
Introduction to Ringing on Higher Numbers
See separate posters or wpbells.org for more details
 
 
March 1st to March 15th – Firsts Fortnight.
Celebrate any ‘Firsts’ by sending details to the Guild Website
 
Tuesday 1st March – 8 bell practice at Holybourne from 7.30pm
 
Saturday 5th March – District Skittles Evening
at The Jolly Farmer, Blacknest, from 7.15pm.
Details – see below!

Recent Posts about events in A&P

A&P: Practices cancelled at the following towers until further notice - Following guidance received today the following towers have ceased all ringing until further notice in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID19: Alton (All towers), Blackmoor, Bramshott, Buriton, Froxfield, Hawkley, Holybourne, Selborne, Steep, Warnford and West Meon Other towers will be added once confirmation is received that they are also cancelling their ringing activities … Continue reading A&P: Practices cancelled at the following towers until further notice
A&P: Practice cancelled at Buriton – 18th March 2020 - Dear all, In view of the government’s advice that everyone should avoid all non-essential social contact, I have decided that this Wednesday’s (March 18) practice should not go ahead with a view to possibly following the decision of other District towers and cancelling all ringing until further notice. David Hughes, Tower Captain
A&P: Practice cancelled at Bramshott – 2nd March 2020 - Dear All, I am afraid that we are unable to have a ringing practice at Bramshott on Monday 2nd March. We have just been informed that the stone work repairs in the chancel are being carried out all next week. Scaffolding is to be erected in the chancel on Monday morning, close to the ringing area, and … Continue reading A&P: Practice cancelled at Bramshott – 2nd March 2020
A&P: Buriton practices cancelled on 26th February and 4th March - There will be no practice at Buriton on Wednesday 26th February it being Ash Wednesday when there will be a Service in Church at 7.30pm.The following Wednesday, 4th March, there will again be no practice as we will then be holding our AGM.Thereafter we will be practising normally when all will once again be most welcome.David HughesTower … Continue reading A&P: Buriton practices cancelled on 26th February and 4th March
Bentworth Photo by David Forder A&P Monthly Practice – Sat 22nd Feb at Bentworth from 5.30-7.30pm - Hi all, The next monthly practice will be on Saturday 22nd February 5.30-7.30pm at Bentworth. This will be for Doubles Methods, St Simons and St Martins, and Reverse Canterbury and Winchendon Place. If you wish  to ring touch’s then the calls are Plain bob bob’s for St Simon, Martins, and Reverse Canterbury bobs for the other … Continue reading A&P Monthly Practice – Sat 22nd Feb at Bentworth from 5.30-7.30pm
A&P District – Advanced Practice, Sat 29th February at Alton St. Lawrence – 5.30-7.30pm - There will be an advanced practice at St Lawrence Alton on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 5.30-7.30pm. The aim will be to try and ring Cambridge, Superlative, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Rutland, and perhaps some spliced if we can. Would you be so kind as to let me know if you are intending to come so … Continue reading A&P District – Advanced Practice, Sat 29th February at Alton St. Lawrence – 5.30-7.30pm
A&P Events – Feb/March 2019 - Here is a poster showing the A&P District Events for February and March 2019. Please download a copy for your tower!  
Holybourne Monthly 8-bell practice – Tues 6th Nov – 7.30-9.00pm - Hi all, Just a reminder that tomorrow is the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne from 7:30pm. All welcome.Thanks Adam
Minor Practice at Bramshott on September 8th from 5.30pm - Saturday 8th September – 5.30 to 7.30pm Minor Method Practice at Bramshott Plain Minor and Treble Bob Minor, Plain Bob, St Clements, Kent Treble Bob and Surprise Minor depending on numbers. Kent_Minor_Crib_Sheet st clements

**Invitation to the Essex Course (Applications by 12th Feb)

 

Fred Bone (Essex Guild) has invited applications from other Guilds:

“The closing date for applications for the 26th Essex Ringing Course is
Friday 12th February. Details, including the application form, are
available at <http://eacr.org.uk/course>”

Just as a taster before you click through to their site, here is the program:

PRACTICAL RINGING SESSIONS

GROUP A
Improving foundation skills. Have you reached the stage in your early ringing career where even if you understand the theory of what you are meant to be doing you are finding doing it an entirely different matter? If so this group is for you. Students in this group will work on their individual ringing skills so that they can improve their bell control, listening and ropesight. This may require time working alone on a bell as an individual with the advice of your tutor, as well as ringing with other ringers. Students will also practise raising and lowering a single bell.
GROUP B
A Group for those who can ring Rounds competently and who are ready to take their first steps in call changes and then, possibly, in change ringing on 3 or 4 bells. If you are in any way doubtful about joining Group C, then join Group B; you will still find something to learn and will have the opportunity to fill in steps in your ringing education you may have missed or not appreciated.
GROUP C
A Group for those wishing to plain hunt on 5. The opportunity to practise on different rings of bells and in different orders both on the treble and “inside” will be provided. The Group will emphasise the skills required for change ringing and will be learning ropesight and considering striking, as an essential preliminary to ringing the treble. Practice may be given at ringing the treble to Bastow, Minimus and Doubles, to “Stedman Quick Sixes” and to Plain Bob Minimus as appropriate, before progressing to ringing the treble to Plain Bob Doubles.
GROUP D
A Group for those who really have ropesight and bell control and are ready to ring the treble to Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Minor. It is intended to progress to ringing the treble to touches in both these methods. A number of other methods may be rung to practise the different rhythm of change ringing with six bells.
GROUP E
A Group for those who are competent in ringing skills as outlined in the above groups and wishing to learn Plain Bob Doubles on an “inside” bell.
GROUP F
A Group for those who are already competent in ringing skills as outlined in the above groups and able to ring touches of Plain Bob Doubles and who wish to learn Plain Bob Minor “inside”. You should be able to treble hunt reliably to touches of Bob Minor before applying for this group; if in any doubt consider applying for Group D.
GROUP G
Grandsire: Starting with Doubles and progressing to Triples with calls. Applicants must be proficient in ringing the treble to Grandsire and be able to ring touches of Bob Doubles “inside” to get the full benefit from this option.
GROUP H
Surprise Minor: To get the full benefit from this group applicants must be able to ring 2 or 3 methods other than Plain Bob Minor e.g. Double Court, St Clements, Kent TB, and be able to ‘treble bob’ proficiently. The group will study and practise Cambridge Surprise Minor and, depending on progress, may move on to ring other surprise minor methods.
GROUP I
Stedman: Starting with Doubles and progressing to Triples with calls and theory on extension to Caters and Cinques. You should be proficient in ringing up to Group G to get full benefit from this option.
GROUP J
Starting Plain Major: This Group provides an introduction to ringing inside on 8 bells, by introducing Plain Bob Major, Little Bob Major, and possibly other plain major methods. You must be able to plain hunt on 8 and be competent at Plain Bob Minor “inside” to join this group.
GROUP K
Calling & Conducting Touches: This Group will start with calling Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles, and progress to Plain Bob and possibly other Minor methods. Students will be actively involved in calling a variety of touches, and will be expected to ring whilst others of the Group are calling. No previous experience of calling is required, but you must be able to ring touches of Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Minor “inside” competently.

LECTURE OPTIONS

Apart from the main Group lectures there will be other lectures on a variety of subjects which may include some of the following:

  • Handbell ringing
  • Rope splicing
  • Calling call changes
  • Achieving good striking
  • Tune ringing on handbells
  • Running a practice night
  • Raising and lowering a single bell
  • Raising and lowering in peal
    A ballot will be held for places in these groups. Details will be sent with your confirmation letter.

Attendance at these is a matter of personal choice. Some sessions will be limited to a number of attendees; lists will be placed on the notice boards to enable you to sign up during the first coffee break.

An outline programme will be circulated electronically to all successful applicants.

Closing Date Friday 12th February 2016.

READ MORE AND CONSIDER APPLYING…

 

8 bell practice at Holybourne Tuesday 2nd Feb

holybourne
Holybourne

Hi all,

Tuesday 2nd Feb is the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne again from 7:30. Ringing from plain hunt on 7 upwards. It would be good to see some new faces if you have considered coming along, as we’re going to be a few regulars down this month.

Thanks

Adam Greenley

8 bell practice at Holybourne – Tues 2nd Feb 7.30pm

holybourne
Holybourne

Hi all,

This Tuesday is the monthly 8 bell practice at Holybourne again from 7:30. Ringing from plain hunt on 7 upwards. It would be good to see some new faces if you have considered coming along, as we’re going to be a few regulars down this month.

Thanks

Adam Greenley

Surprise Practice at Liss 20th February 5.30pm

Liss St Mary on 20th February methods

time 5-30 to 7-30
Everyone welcome see you then

Graham

How to get more ringers to attend your practices….

OK so there’s no guaranteed method! Otherwise we would all already be doing it! But for some practical ideas read on:

  • Visit other practices – this builds up a supportive relationship that may well generate reciprocal visits
  • Post about good practices here on the website – that way other ringers will see that you are enjoying your practice nights and may be more tempted to come
  • Post about cancellations here on the website – there is NOTHING more offputting than driving to a new place and being left in the dark in the church yard. You may not be aware that around 50% of potential visitors prefer not to ring ahead – they will base their decisions on your tower web page….
  • Pamber Priory Photo by Adam Greenley
    Pamber Priory Photo by Adam Greenley

    Make sure your tower webpage is welcoming, correct, and has a stunning photo. The one on the right is a brilliant example – doesn’t it make you wish that the bells at Pamber Priory were ringable?? You can request any changes to your tower page. You can even have 2 or three if you want to.

  • Have a clear poster in the church porch, detailing your ringing times. Could you replace it every month? Fresh is good!
  • Join Facebook and become a member of your District Facebook Group. It’s the easiest way of networking with local ringers, especially the younger ones who are ringing several times a week.

Please send tower news, photos, etc to email address

Christchurch Priory Easter Ringing Times

Christchurch Priory April 15th 2013Visitors are welcome to all these events. Please see wpbells.org/christchurch-priory/ for more information.

Mon 08/02/2016
TOWER AGM (no Practice) 19:30
Ash Wednesday Ringing Wed 10/02/2016 19:00
CANCELLED  Practice                         (Holy Week) Mon 21/03/2016
 Easter Morning Service Ringing Easter Day 27/03/2016 07:30
 Easter Morning Service Ringing 08:45
 Easter Morning Service Ringing 11:00
 Easter Evening Service Ringing 17:45
CANCELLED  Practice (Bank Holiday) Mon 28/03/2016

Our full ringing schedule is below. Click here if not displaying properly:

CS District Practice Weds 27th – Minor Methods at Sopley

sopley quote jan 2016The first Christchurch and Southampton District minor practice of the year will be held at Sopley on Wednesday 27 January at 7.30 pm.  Practices will then continue on every 4th Wednesday of the month.

This practice is intended for any ringer who wants to learn or improve minor ringing and also gives an opportunity for more experienced ringers to pass on their skills and knowhow – and hopefully have some fun at the same time.  We would hope that as ringers progress they would also be part of the learning chain and help with newcomers while increasing their own abilities.  The only requirement is for attendees to be reasonably competent in a doubles method (touch inside).

We intend starting the practices with these core methods

  • Plain Hunt on 6 (perhaps jumbled up)
  • Plain Bob Minor
  • Treble Bob Plain Hunt
  • Kent Treble Bob Minor
  • Cambridge Surprise Minor

but can increase the repertoire to include (amongst others)

  • Grandsire Minor
  • Double Oxford Bob Minor
  • Single Oxford Bob Minor
  • Oxford treble Bob Minor

 

and anything else on request.

Since this practice first started, a substantial number of ringers have benefited and some have gone on to greater things!  To continue this success we need aspiring minor ringers to feel at home and keep coming along (it’s a very friendly atmosphere) and, of course, we need the help of experienced ringers.  If you enjoy helping others progress – resident or new to the area, just passing through, or on holiday, we would be delighted to see you.

 

For more details contact Tim Kettle

Looking forward to seeing you on 27 January

Tim Kettle, Tim Martin and Christopher Smithies

 

 

 

 

Practice Plans for Eling, Tues 19th Jan 2016

Eling photo by David Forder
Eling photo by David Forder

We had sparkling Yorkshire and Stedman by Margaret last Tuesday.  Please can we repeat this, and add on a plain course of D.N.C.B.M*.? Good luck with the Lessness.

Derek Jackson [email]

*Double Norwich Court Bob Major

Guild Surprise Royal Practice Sun 31st Jan 2016 Bishopstoke 2pm

Dear all,

Surprise Royal PracticeThe next surprise royal practice will take place as follows;

When: Sunday 31st January 2016 at 14:00 – 15:30
Where: Bishopstoke

Special Methods: Bristol and Superlative No 2. Ringing will also include Cambridge and Yorkshire.

I look forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂
Please let me know if you are hoping to come so we have an idea of numbers.
Best Wishes,
Southampton

There will be a 12 bell practice at Winchester Cathedral Weds 27th January

There will be a 12 bell practice at Winchester on the last Wednesday of the month, 27th January, at 7.30pm. Usual methods – Stedman, Grandsire, Yorkshire, Little Bob, Bristol, Cambridge. If we have enough we will ring Yorkshire 14.

This practice is open to anyone who would like to practise 12/14 bell ringing.

 

There will not be a practice in February.

Dorset County Association (DCA) Forthcoming Events

The next two EVENTS are …………
Saturday 23 January 2016

Dorset County Association – Practice – Puddletown (6) 7-9pm

All welcome.

Saturday 6 February 2016

Dorset County Association – AGM Martinstown (6)

3pm ringing at Martinstown.
4pm Service at Martinstown.
5pm AGM at Stratton village hall.
5.45pm Tea at Stratton village hall.
Ringing afterwards at Bradford Peverell (8)

For more information, please send an e-mail 

WP Surprise Royal Practice – Sunday 31st January 2016

Daniel Graham writes:

Dear all,
The next surprise royal practice will take place as follows;

When: Sunday 31st January 2016 at 14:00 – 15:30
Where: Bishopstoke

Special Methods: Bristol and Superlative No 2. Ringing will also include Cambridgeand Yorkshire.

I look forward to seeing lots of you there 🙂
Please let me know if you are hoping to come so we have an idea of numbers.
Best Wishes,
Dan
Southampton
Thanks,
Dan
Southampton

Winchester District Practice Tues 19th January at Crawley

winchester district practice at Crawley Jan 2016Bruce Purvis Writes:
The next District practice – apart, obviously, from the Surprise-6 at Lockerley on Tuesday and the Surprise-8 at Hursley on Tuesday week – is at Crawley on Tuesday the 19th of January.  It will be a good opportunity to have a go at minimus and doubles methods and support the local band.
Hope to see as many as possible there.  Please put the word round and display the poster.

Forthcoming events in Alton and Petersfield

Hello all
Just a few reminders of what’s coming up over the next couple of months.
December 19th – Surprise Major Practice at West Meon – 6.00 to 7.30pm
January 16th 2016 – District ADM at Petersfield. Ringing from 3pm, Service from 4.15pm, tea in the hall from 4.45pm, followed by the meeting starting at 5.30pm.
I would also like to remind you that Madeline and I will be standing down at this meeting, so a new District Secretary or Secretaries will need to be elected. Please give it some serious thought and feel free to contact either myself, Madeline or Charlotte if you want to have a chat about it. The job descriptions are here:
Many thanks, Valerie