Tag Archives: Grandsire Triples

Hurstbourne Priors 8-bell Practice Thursday 28th Sept

Dear all,
It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 28th September 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors from 7:30pm.
This month’s methods, depending on demand and abilities of those present, may include Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples, Double Norwich, Cambridge Surprise Major, Yorkshire Surprise Major and Rutland Surprise Major.
Hope to see you there.
Helen and Roger Thomas

Quarter Peal at St Michael’s, Basingstoke, Commemorating 3 fallen soldiers

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Basingstoke, Hampshire
St Michael
Sunday, 20 August 2017 (14–1–10 in F)
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Peter Rowe
2 Alison Smith
3 Maggie Ellis
4 Angela Athawes
5 Tom Blomley
6 Lynne Jordan
7 Greg Jordan (C)
8 Jon Soar
Rung to commemorate the lives of the following, who gave their lives in WWI:
Sergeant Herbert John Irving, 3375 11th Bn Australian Infantry A.I.F. died 7 May 1917 aged 24. Born at Basingstoke.
Gunner George Charles Dimes, 87665, 188th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery, died 5 May 1917 aged 26.
Ordinary Telegraphist Gordon Thomas Sansom, J/32712 H.M.S. “Derwent”, died 2 May 1917 aged 17.
A W&P WWI quarter

8 Bell Practice at Hurstborne Priors Thurs 24th August

Dear all,

It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 24th August 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors from 7:30pm.

This month’s methods, depending on demand and abilities of those present, may include Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples, Cambridge Surprise Major, Yorkshire Surprise Major and Rutland Surprise Major.

Hope to see you there.

Helen and Roger Thomas

8 Bell Practice at Hurstborne Priors Thurs 22nd June

Dear all,

It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 22nd June 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors from 7:30pm.

This month’s methods will include Grandsire Triples and Stedman Triplesand possibly also Double Norwich, Cambridge Major and Bob Major, depending on demand.

 

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Helen and Roger Thomas

Bell Ringing for Evensong Sun May 21st at Christchurch Priory

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of Rev Cannon John Turpin, ringers from the Priory and Ringwood are combining to ring for Evensong.
A Quarter Peal attempt of Grandsire Triples will start at 4.45 to be followed by general ringing from approximately 5.45 until the service at 6.30pm.
Visiting ringers are also welcome to join the general ringing which will be Rounds and Call Changes on 12 and methods as appropriate.
Rosalind

8 bell practice at St. John’s Bournemouth Tues 9th May – Grandsire and Oxford Bob

Tuesday 9th is 8-bell practice at St. John’s.  As well as the usual called changes & plain hunt we will be ringing Grandsire Triples and Oxford Bob Triples.

All ringers welcome.

Penelope Samuel

Hurstbourne Priors 8 bell Practice on Thurs 27th April

Dear all,

It’s the 4th Thursday of the month this week, on Thursday 27th April 2017, time for our regular 8 bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors, from 7:30pm.

This month’s methods may include Double Norwich, Superlative, Yorkshire, Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples, Bob Major, depending on demand.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Helen and Roger Thomas

Bournemouth St John’s 8-bell practice Tuesday March 14th 7.30pm

Dear All,

Just a reminder that today is St John’s 8 bell practice.

Method is Grandsire Triples (as this is what people found helpful following on from February) We will also be attempting Oxford Bob Triples.

Come and join us, we may even be having a pint or two in the Goat and Tricycle afterwards.

Kim pp Penelope

BBC Bells on Sunday Features Julie McDonnell Cinques from St. Paul’s (Sunday 5th March)

Bells on Sunday for March 2017.
 5th.     St Paul’s Cathedral.  Julie McDonnell New Bob Cinques.
                                              This recording will not be broadcast again after this weekend.
12th.    Tiverton, Devon.    Grandsire Triples.
19th.    Leeds. Kent.   Kent Treble Bob Royal.
26th.    St. Chad’s, Shrewsbury.    Erin Cinques.       

Past broadcasts of BBC Bells on Sunday may be listened to on the BBC website – click here

Hurstbourne Priors 8-bell practice Thursday 23rd February

Dear all,
This month’s 8 bell practice is at Hurstbourne Priors –  this week, on Thursday 23rd February 2017

This month I would like to pay particular attention to Double Norwich .

But it is also worth having a look at:

 Superlative, Grandsire, Stedman, Bob Major etc.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks

Roger Thomas

Bradfield Ringing Course 17th-20th August – Applications now open

Welcome to the Bradfield Ringing Course, an annual four-day friendly and engaging residential bellringing course based at Bradfield College in Berkshire, now preparing for its ninth consecutive year.

Every year in August, we provide tuition for ringers of a wide range abilities, from Bell Experience for those that need a little more confidence in handling a bell to Surprise Major for those that have been ringing a little longer – and many other stages along the way!

… click to read more…

Practice Night Report – Christchurch Priory Monday 13th Feb

Last night 15 members of the Priory Band welcomed 6 visitors at the Priory and (in the words of Alastair from  Dorchester):

had a cracking evening in the far east … with a very varied selection of ringing, from rounds and call changes on 6, 8, and 12, to Plain courses of Double Court Bob Minor (a first) and Cambridge Minor (first for a while), and a touch of Stedman Doubles.

The two visitors who requested Grandsire Triples picked a good evening to come as we rang several plain courses and a 6-single touch that was new for a Monday.

Photo by Alastair Simpson

Words by Rosalind

 

 

Grandsire Doubles and Triples – Only a few places left – deadline 16th Feb

Just a reminder ……. the Education Committee’s all-day course on Grandsire Doubles and Triples takes place on Saturday 4th March, based at Shedfield.   The closing date for the receipt of applications is 16th February – only ten days away – and there are only a few places left.   Places are filled on a “first come first served” basis so, if you have been thinking about this, it would be an idea to get your application in as quickly as possible.     (The Raising and Lowering in Peal morning, for example, filled up well before the closing date and has a waiting list!).

If there are others in your tower who have also been thinking about this, or who you think would enjoy the day and benefit from it – please give them a nudge.   I’m more than happy to help with any queries, either by email or by ‘phone 01962 886939.

Best wishes – Christine

  • Guild Education Day – Grandsire Doubles and Triples – Saturday 4th March, based at Shedfield

    The next full Education Day. This will be on Saturday 4th March, based at Shedfield Reading Room, to study Grandsire Doubles and Grandsire Triples. Posters and application forms (both Word and pdf versions) are below. Details have already been sent out to your District Secretaries for onward transmission to your towers as the closing date for the receipt of applications is 16th February. As always, the day will be a mixture of theory and practical ringing.

    If you haven’t been to an Education Day before – rest assured these are relaxed days when you will never be pushed into doing anything for which you are not ready; each student is an individual with different experience and different needs, and our aim is to give you help at exactly the level you need; in fact, you will probably learn a huge amount by chatting with the other students over a pub lunch, and find they have the same queries that you have been frightened to raise!!

    At the same time, if it is appropriate, you might like to think about the “Raising and Lowering in Peal” morning at Bishopstoke on 11th February. Places are filling up and the closing date (28th January) is only 2½ weeks away. If you have an Annual District Meeting on that day, our training session will finish sharp at 12.00 noon so you will have plenty of time for lunch before going off to your meeting.

    We hope to have a member of the Education Committee at as many ADMs as possible to talk about Education Days and to answer any questions, and I am always on the end of the phone or email to help with any queries.

    If this reaches any ringers with a little more experience who feel they can help on either of these days – and even a half day is very much appreciated – do please contact Sallie Ingram Remember, we have all been learners in the past …….!

    Best wishes

    Christine

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Hurstborne Priors 8-bell practice Thursday 26th January

Dear all,

Welcome to 2017!!

This month’s 8 bell practice is at Hurstbourne Priors –  this week, on Thursday on 26th January 2017

Methods to look up:

  • Double Norwich,
  • Superlative,
  • Grandsire,
  • Stedman,
  • Bob Major etc.

Hope to see you there.

If you are a regular and can’t make it please let me know.

Thanks

Roger Thomas

Guild Education Day – Grandsire Doubles and Triples – Saturday 4th March, based at Shedfield

The next full Education Day. This will be on Saturday 4th March, based at Shedfield Reading Room, to study Grandsire Doubles and Grandsire Triples. Posters and application forms (both Word and pdf versions) are below. Details have already been sent out to your District Secretaries for onward transmission to your towers as the closing date for the receipt of applications is 16th February. As always, the day will be a mixture of theory and practical ringing.

If you haven’t been to an Education Day before – rest assured these are relaxed days when you will never be pushed into doing anything for which you are not ready; each student is an individual with different experience and different needs, and our aim is to give you help at exactly the level you need; in fact, you will probably learn a huge amount by chatting with the other students over a pub lunch, and find they have the same queries that you have been frightened to raise!!

At the same time, if it is appropriate, you might like to think about the “Raising and Lowering in Peal” morning at Bishopstoke on 11th February. Places are filling up and the closing date (28th January) is only 2½ weeks away. If you have an Annual District Meeting on that day, our training session will finish sharp at 12.00 noon so you will have plenty of time for lunch before going off to your meeting.

We hope to have a member of the Education Committee at as many ADMs as possible to talk about Education Days and to answer any questions, and I am always on the end of the phone or email to help with any queries.

If this reaches any ringers with a little more experience who feel they can help on either of these days – and even a half day is very much appreciated – do please contact Sallie Ingram Remember, we have all been learners in the past …….!

Best wishes

Christine

Review of the CS District Quarter Peal Club in 2016 – Tim Martin Reports

The C&S quarter peal club was started in Sept 2015 and after just over a year of activity now seems a good time to review its success. The initiative was the brainchild of Rosalind Martin from Christchurch Priory who wondered whether there were members in the District who were not able to access quarter peal ringing either due to lack of opportunities in their own towers or lack of personal experience and the need to ring with a more experienced band or conductor. Most such activity is either tower band based or invitation only. The concept was to seek to attempt one quarter a month and to allow the method selection to be based on the preferences expressed by the prospective ringers.

The bold step was taken to make the event open invitation in that any members could ask to be included and we would then see how that could be achieved with the available ringers.

The club was also given a flying start with the offer that we could ring every month at Brockenhurst which have the benefit of being a light and easy going 8 but where the back 6 are also very ringable for a doubles or minor quarter.

So in terms of statistics 9 quarters have been scored and almost every one has included some sort of first. 16 different ringers have rung in at least one quarter and although there has been solid support from some ringers no one has rung in all the attempts and there has been a good spread of towers represented ( Brockenhurst, Christchurch, Sacred Heart, Ringwood, Fawley, Minstead, Lyndhurst, Eling, Southampton, plus Hampreston from East Dorset District of the SDGR)

Methods scored include:

  • PB Doubles
  • Grandsire Doubles
  • PB Minor x2
  • Kent TB Minor
  • Grandsire Triples
  • Cambridge S Major
  • Yorkshire S Major
  • Lincolnshire S MajorAttempts at London Major and Superlative were not successful.

    In terms of achievements we have had:

  • 1st on a working bell
  • 1st inside
  • 1st Minor
  • 1st Minor as conductor
  • 1st TB Minor (x3)
  • 1st Triples as conductor
  • 1st in method (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire SM)So in conclusion it seems that the initiative has been a worthwhile exercise in both giving people opportunities and increasing people’s skill level. One young ringer who scored their first inside has now gone on to conduct their first quarter elsewhere and everyone has had an opportunity to try something new and challenging.

Special thanks must go to Julie Hodkin for making the bells available to us and to Jimmy Hodkin for either ably conducting the more complex methods or being a reassuring presence for the more novice conductors.

Tim Martin

If you would like to join the club please contact Rosalind Martin

Congratulations Nicola Penny and Luke Brooke – Tim Martin Reports

Congratulations to Nicola Penny and Luke Brooke, two young ringers at Christchurch Priory, who scored their first Quarter Peal on 8, and First Triples inside, respectively, last Sunday Night.

Both ringers have been making good progress with the Christchurch band and are regular supporters of C&S District Events and Practices.

Many Thanks to Jack Pease (SDGR) who was the conductor on this occasion.

Photo (c) Jack Pease, used by permission

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
On Sunday, 4 December 2016 in 0h 53m
Christchurch, Dorset
Priory Church of the Holy Trinity
Tenor: 27–0–0 in D
1302 Grandsire Triples
Composed by Jack R Pease (no. 293)
1 Marisa P G Bartlett
2 Nicola Penny
3 Luke Brooke
4 Rosalind A Martin
5 Rosemary Rogers
6 Edward W G Warren
7 Jack R Pease (C)
8 Tim M Martin
First on 8: 2
First on 8 inside: 3
Rung on the back 8 for Choral Evensong on the Second
Sunday of Advent.

Link to QP on Bellboard

Monthly 8 bell practice at St John’s Bournemouth – Tuesday 13th Dec

Tuesday, 13th  December is the 8-bell practice which will be our traditional party for all those who have supported us this year.

We will ring all the triples methods that we attempted during 2016. These include:
Grandsire; Stedman:  Plain Bob:  Bob major: St. Simon’s. Little Bob.

We will also ring rounds & called changes as usual.

There will be NO service ringing on Sunday 11th December.

Penelope Samuel

Daniel Graham Reports from the Southampton St Michael’s Practice Night

An enjoyable and rewarding practice night in Southampton last night at St Michael’s with a particularly good half course of Cambridge Royal and a nice touch of 8 spliced surprise major. Lots of other ringing too including Grandsire Triples/Caters, Stedman doubles and 4 spliced (CYNS) surprise major.

Next week, at Bitterne Park, we start our new venture of increasing our 8 bell repertoire, by starting to work through the methods in ‘Smiths 23’. First method is Cray Surprise Major.

As always all ringers welcome at any of our practices 🙂

Bournemouth St John’s 8 bell practice Tue Nov 9th

The 8-bell practice at St. John’s is reverting to the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

The 8-bell practice for November 9th will be Grandsire Triples.

We will be ringing other 8-bell methods as well as rounds & called changes.

Penelope Samuel

 

CS District 12 Bell Practice – Tim Martin Reports

A successful 12 bell practice for the District tonight with about 20 people present at Christchurch.  Good to see a number of people ring things for the first time including plain hunt on 11, stedman caters and Grandsire Cinques.

Mike Winterbourne Reports from the September Andover District Practice

We had a good attendance which allowed some ringers to attempt Grandsire Triples, Stedman Triples and Plain Bob Major to increase their knowledge range and get practice on 8 bells.

A touch of Double Norwich Court Bob Major came round giving us practice to support the Education Day Saturday 19th November. Double Norwich is a very interesting step away from Plain Bob and Little Bob Major Certainly worth a day getting to grips with it.

We managed to get a course of Superlative S Major to end in nearly the right place a step forward for several of the band.

8 Bell Practice Thursday 29th Sept at Hurstbourne Priors

Dear all,

This month’s 8 bell practice is at Hurstbourne Priors this week, on Thursday on 29th Sept.

Methods to look up:

Double Norwich, Superlative, Grandsire, Stedman etc.

Hope to see you there.

Roger Thomas

Mike Winterbourne Reports from the Monthly Practice at Hurstbourne Priors

The Hurstbourne Priors August practice was well attended in August with plenty of support from the organising tower St Mary Bourne and other district towers supplying competent ringers and those hoping to progress from – Kingsclere, Nether Wallop, Tangley and Woolton Hill.
Methods attempted and predominantly coming round were Grandsire Triples, Little Bob Major, Spliced Plain & Little Bob Major, Cambridge S Major and Superlative S Major. Now all we need is for the local pub to open again.
Usually on the 4th Thursday but check with Helen Thomas:

A Good Practice Night at Curdridge

Robin Milford Reports from the practice on July 2nd

14 ringers at tonight’s Curdridge practice! 3 family visitors, plus ringers from Curdridge, Botley, Netley, Wickham and Titchfield. We rang call changes, plain hunt triples and major, Grandsire and Stedman triples and Bob doubles. Cambridge on the front six didn’t quite go, though. Thanks to everyone who came – lovely to have all eight going on a Monday night.

Picture of the C&S District Striking Competition Band at New Alresford

The picture shows the C&S Band for the Guild inter district 8 bell competition on 2nd July at New Alresford. l-r David Forder, Tim Martin, Steve Hough, Colin Lovelock, Jimmy Hodkin, Colin Butler, Margaret Forder, Adam Thorpe

Ringers from Brockenhurst, Christchurch, Eling and Southanpton City represented the District ringing Grandsire Triples.

This year we were placed 3rd out of 4 teams but  the Judges, Paul and Kate Flavell from Surrey commented that all the ringing was of a high standard and they had needed to mark strictly as a result. In fact only 2 percentage points separated us from the second placed Winchester District band who chose to ring Cambridge Major.

Thanks to Colin for organising the team and to Jimmy for being our conductor.

The full results:

Quarter Peal to celebrate 50 years of ringing by Rosemary Rogers

Rosemary Rogers celebrated her 50th anniversary of learning to ring with a well struck quarter of Grandsire Triples at Christchurch Priory on Sunday 19th June. The band was comprised of ringers who first rang with Rosemary over 40 years ago.

During those 50 years Rosemary has achieved many things as a ringer including being the First Lady to conduct a peal on 12 bells for the Guild. She has occupied a number of District Offices including Ringing Master and is an accomplished conductor.

Above all Rosemary has made ringing at the Priory her priority over all those years. She served as Tower Captain for 30 years and taught many people to ring and encouraged others to progress by arranging practices and quarter peals. She has always been keen to encourage young ringers, a tradition that continues today at Christchurch with some of our ringers representing the Guild at the RW National Youth Striking Competition next weekend in London.

Thank you Rosemary for all you have done for ringing in our area.

Tim Martin.

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Christchurch, Dorset
Priory Church of Holy Trinity
Sunday, 19 June 2016 in 48 mins (12 cwt)
1260 Grandsire Triples
Frances White
Barbara Payne
Catherine Stonehewer Newbold
Rosemary Rogers (C)
Margaret Cobb
Tony Webster
David Wilson
Tim Martin
To celebrate the Conductor’s 50 years of Ringing, with a Band all of whom first rang with her 40 years ago