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**CONFIRMED Surprise Royal Practice Sunday May 28th 2pm

The Surprise Royal practice will be going ahead this SUNDAY, 28th May, 14:00-15:30 at Hursley. 

Note the start time is very 2pm as I know previously there has been some confusion

Special methods are CambridgeYorkshireLincolnshire and Pudsey with London/Bristol if numbers allow.

Please spread the word to those likely to attend.

St George’s Day Ringing in Southampton

The Southampton City Ringers and friends marked St George’s day today with two quarter peals successfully scored in the city.

1282 Cambridge Surprise Royal was rung at St Michael’s first followed by 1280 Bristol Surprise Royal at St Mary’s afterwards.

Both quarter peals can be viewed on BellBoard;

St Michael’s – http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1169932

St Mary’s – http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1169898

This news was originally posted by Daniel Graham on the Southampton City Ringers Website

Spliced Surprise Royal Ringer needed – Quarter Peal Day Oxford area Saturday 29th April

**now sorted

I have a surprise Royal quarter peal day on 29th April going to Abingdon/Oxford St Thos/Shrivenham/Thatcham and have one rope left. The ringer needs to be able to ring Bristol, Pudsey, and spliced CYN confidently and to a good standard.

If anyone is free please get in touch as soon as possible and I can supply more details. Thanks.

Daniel Graham

WP Surprise Royal Practice – Sunday 29th January 2016 *CANCELLED

Daniel Graham writes:

Dear all,
I have had a good number of replies regarding the possible January surprise royal practice, but have not yet had quite enough to make it viable. I need around another 5 people to say they are likely to attend before I can confirm it.
If you can make Sunday 29th January please let me know ASAP – I will make a final decision in a few days time.
Dan

Guild Surprise Royal Practice Sunday 27th Nov 2pm Hursley

Daniel Graham writes:

A final reminder that the November surprise royal practice is taking place this weekend, details as below;

When: Sunday 27th November at 14:00 – 15:30
Where: Hursley

Methods: Special method will remain as Bristol Royal, but we will also ring Cambridge/Yorkshire/Lincolnshire as required.

Cheers,

Daniel
Southampton

November Surprise Royal Practice Confirmed: Sun 27th Nov 2pm at Hursley

Hi all,
I’m delighted to say that, after just under 24 hours I have already had more people express an interest in the practice then ever before! To all those who have replied many thanks!
Therefore the November practice will go ahead;
When: Sunday 27th November at 14:00 – 15:30
Where: Hursley (CONFIRMED)
Methods: Special method will remain as Bristol Royal, but we will also ring Cambridge/Yorkshire/Lincolnshire as required.
Cheers,
Daniel
Southampton

Another Successful Guild Surprise Royal Practice

“…please thank everyone who rang on Sunday afternoon: the sound was glorious”

This feedback was from the vicar at St Michael’s Southampton about the ringing for the surprise royal practice which took place yesterday.

Many thanks to all those who made it, it was a successful afternoon with two decent half courses of Bristol Royal achieved along with Cambridge, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. A few people ringing things for the first ever time which is fantastic!

I will be in touch soon about the next practice, but the suggested date is Sunday 30th October.

Thanks. Dan

Surprise Royal Practice 25th September 2pm

Hi all,

I’m delighted to say we have now exceeded the minimum number required, and therefore the surprise royal practice will be going ahead this Sunday :-). 

Sunday 25th September, 14:00 – 15:30. 

St Michael’s Southampton 

Special method = Bristol Royal 

Cambridge/Yorkshire/Lincolnshire also rung. 

I look forward to seeing you then. 

Cheers,

Dan

Surprise Royal Practice Confirmed – Sunday 24th July, 14:00 – 15:30 at Hursley

Dear all,
Confirmation that we have enough to go ahead with a July surprise royal practice.
Sunday 24th July, 14:00 – 15:30 at Hursley.
Methods are Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Bristol Surprise Royal.
If you are coming please try and persuade other surprise royal ringers you know to come along too, as we can always do with extra support!
Thanks,
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5 more Surprise Royal Ringers needed for Practice on July 24th

Dear all,

Please let me know ASAP if you are free and hoping to attend this months Surprise Royal practice at Hursley on Sunday 24th July 14:00 – 15:30.

We don’t currently have enough people signed up for a practice to be viable, we are still needing at least another 5 to confirm, however hopefully with this email a few more people might be available.

If by Wednesday I don’t have at least 15 people confirmed, then I propose to ring a quarter peal instead (Cambridge or Yorkshire)- the 10 I currently have down to attend the practice will be offered ropes first.

Either way I will confirm by email to this list on Wednesday.

Kind Regards,

Daniel Graham

Surprise Royal Practice – Tower now Confirmed – Sunday June 26th 2pm

Hi all,
The next Surprise Royal practice is scheduled for Sunday 26th June 14:00 – 15:30. This is going to be at St Michael’s Southampton.

Methods will include Cambridge, Yorkshire and Bristol.

The practice is open to anyone who wants to ring surprise Royal so please circulate to anyone who might be interested. It isn’t limited to  the W+P. Anyone is welcome!    
If you do intend on coming please let me know, just so I know who to expect.
Thanks,
Dan

Two Quarter Peals for St George’s Day in Southampton

Congratulations to Pip Dillistone (SUGCR and Southampton City) for scoring both First of Caters and First of Royal in one day.

Southampton City Ringers

Southampton, Hampshire

St Mary
Saturday, 23 April 2016 in 48 mins (21–2–8 in E♭)
1296 Grandsire Caters
Philip D Moyse
Peter Hill
Pip Dillistone
Christine Hill
Kristian D Scudamore
David J Mattingley
Oliver Chaloner
Colin J Butler
Daniel Graham (C)
10 Kieran Downer
Rung for St George’s Day
First quarter peal of caters – 3

Southampton City Ringers

Southampton, Hampshire
St Michael Archangel
Saturday, 23 April 2016 in 48 mins (16–1–15 in F)
1282 Cambridge Surprise Royal
Colin J Butler
Colin K Lovelock
Pip Dillistone
Ali Hunt
Adam F S Thorp
Daniel Graham (C)
Ian Hunt
Oliver Chaloner
David J Mattingley
10 Peter Hill
Rung for St George’s Day
First quarter peal of Royal – 3
Photo of St Mary’s by Southampton City Ringers 

WP Guild Surprise Royal Practice March 20th 2pm

Dear all,

A reminder that the next surprise royal practice is taking place next Sunday, details as below. If you are hoping to be there please let me know.

When: Sunday 20th March 14:00 – 15:30
Where: St Michael’s Southampton
Methods: Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and London No 3 Surprise Royal.

Look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Best Wishes,

Dan Graham

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

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

Reminder – Guild Surprise Royal Practice Sunday 29th November 14:00 – 15:30 at ST MARYS SOUTHAMPTON.

Hi all,

A reminder that the next surprise royal practice is taking place this Sunday. Note the change of venue as previously emailed…

Sunday 29th November 14:00 – 15:30 at ST MARYS SOUTHAMPTON.

The focus for this practice will be Bristol and Superlative (No2) surprise royal, with Cambridge and Yorkshire as required.

The practice is open to all who wish to practice surprise royal ringing. If you are hoping to come please do let me know so I know how many to expect.

Many Thanks,

Daniel Graham
Southampton

Next Guild Surprise Royal Practice – 29th November – St Mary’s Southampton

Surprise Royal 29th nov soton iconDear all,

The next Guild surprise royal practice will be on Sunday 29th November 14:00 – 15:30 at St Mary’s Southampton.
There is a possibility that Bishopstoke will not be available, and if that is the case I have a few towers as reserves. I will update you all closer to the time.
The focus for this practice will be Bristol and Superlative surprise royal, with Cambridge and Yorkshire as required.

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The practice is open to all who wish to practice surprise royal ringing. If you are hoping to come please do let me know so I know how many to expect, or join the facebook event
Many Thanks,
Southampton   revised 15/11 – tower confirmed

Video and writeup from the First Guild Surprise Royal Practice – October 2015

The first new Guild surprise royal practice took place this afternoon at St Michael’s Southampton. Attended by 16 members from across the guild this was a really promising start with all those who attended having enjoyed the practice, and many having found this opportunity very useful.

The focus methods for this first practice were Cambridge and London No3, both of which were rung successfully multiple times. We managed 3 separate lots of London, including a very successful whole course! It’s not very often, if at all, people get the chance to ring a whole courses of methods such as London Royal. The practice also featured a good amount of Cambridge and Yorkshire Royal, all of which proved useful to those attending. 

Hopefully this positive start can generate enthusiasm to keep this practice going, and hopefully over the next few months it will continue to gain momentum and fill that gap in the Guild ringing schedules.

Thanks to all those who attended this afternoon, and watch this space for details of the November practice!

Regards, Daniel Graham (Southampton

WP Surprise Royal Practice – Southampton 2pm Sunday 18th October

SURPRISE ROYAL PRACTICE ICON OCT 2015
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Daniel Graham writes:

The first (new) guild surprise Royal practice will take place on Sunday 18th October from 2pm – 3:30pm at St Michael’s Southampton.

Focus methods for this first practice will be Cambridge and London No3 Surprise Royal, with other methods from the standard 8 as required.

Look forward to seeing lots of you then!
Daniel