The next Portsmouth District Minor practice will be on Saturday January 13th at St Nicholas Wickham, from 6PM-7.30PM.
Last month we successfully rang the special methods Double Oxford, Double Dunkirk, Cambridge and Primrose Surprise.
January’s special methods will be Cambridge and Ipswich Surprise, and St Clement’s. Other methods may be attempted depending on attendance. We will go for a curry in Wickham afterwards.
If you are looking to explore or improve your Minor ringing, or if you are an experienced ringer willing to help, please come along.
The Surprise Minor Practice at Buriton on Saturday 10th was a great success and very well attended.
I was really pleased to get through a touch of Cambridge without too much trouble, but I really should have spent much longer looking at Primrose before giving it a go. Perhaps then I wouldn’t have tried to join the two bits of front work together, as they are in Cambridge, and might even have known which direction I was going right from the start (note to self, don’t only look at the starts of the 2 & 3, you may well end up with the 4). Sorry Roger, you did say that you didn’t want people to only look at it for half an hour before turning up. I promise to do better next time. I hope there is a next time.
We were treated to a demonstration of just how it should be done when the more experienced Surprise Minor ringers caught hold for four spliced Cambridge, Primrose, Norwich and Ipswich, which was so beautifully rung it even merited a ripple of applause.
Thanks Roger for organising this, and to everyone who came. It wouldn’t have been such a success without you.
I have arranged a practice for surprise minor at Buriton on Saturday June 10th 5.30-7.00pm. I would like to focus on Cambridge and Ipswich and their 6th place variants Primrose and Norfolk, however that doesn’t mean we wont try other methods as well. I hope to see you then.
Hold the front page: Viv Nobbs, Guild Master rang her first handbell qtr at Wells Ho, Alderney on Sat March 5th – trebles to bob minor.
Aaron Hallett, (aged 12 & very slight) rang our 13cwt tenor on his own for the first time on Sun 6th march & he rang it in rounds on 10 on Mon 7th March. June Banister – rising star of Alderney band ( now a level 3 ITTS certificate holder), rang the treble to a touch of Grandsire caters on Mon 7th March. Sue Le Feuvre rang her first qtr of Ipswich S Minor on Mon 7th March