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Invitation to ring at Abbotsbury on Sept 23rd plus other practices (from Dorset County Association)

DORSET COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH BELL RINGERS

Six-Bell Practices for 2017

Saturdays: 7-9pm

Abbotsbury                Sept 23rd – Kent Treble Bob Minor

Martinstown              Dec 16th – Double Oxford


Also your choice of Doubles; from Plain Hunt, Slow Course methods, Grandsire etc         

For more information, please send an e-mail or visit the DCA website  

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Steep Practice Tuesday 28th March **CONFIRMED**

Hello All,
 
Following the well attended practice on 14th March, we can now confirm that the 28th March practice has enough support and will go ahead.
We usually ring Grandsire; Plain Bob doubles and Minor; Stedman; Cambridge; Little Bob etc…
 
Many thanks,
 
Hugh and Mo
  • Contact Hugh Routh

    Bell Advisor for Portsmouth Diocese
    Telephone: 01730 267237
    Address: Mill Cottage, Mill Lane, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DJ
    Email: Use Form


CS District Sopley Minor Methods Practice Weds 22nd of March ***CANCELLED***

Dear All,

A quick check of some of the group has shown that we will be slightly short in the expert department on Wednesday so it looks sensible to concentrate on our basic trio of methods:
There will be plenty to challenge us – if you want to practice calling some touches please come prepared! If you want to ring Treble Bob Hunt from a new bell, then look it up in advance. If you have not tried Little Bob Minor before, then have a look at it, as it really is just one logical step up the ladder from Plain Bob Minor.
So – please RSVP, we will go ahead if there are a minimum of 8 people keen to ring.  New people are very welcome.
Regards
Rosalind

Canford Minor Practice (SDGR) Weds 8th Feb 7.30pm

Our next minor practice will be on Wednesday 8th February when we will be ringing all the methods learned so far:

  • St Clements College Bob,
  • Little Bob,
  • Single Court and
  • Double Court Bob Minor.

Although we managed without ‘helpers’ last time, we would really appreciate experienced ringers to help us – especially with calling touches.

Hope to see as many of you as possible!

Marisa (RSVP using email form below)

Sopley Minor Methods – November Practice Report

The fourteen ringers who attended the practice had clearly spent time preparing to ring and  conduct their chosen methods, and the standard of ringing was consistently good.

It was really encouraging that the touches of Kent were successful – one spin off of this practice  has been regular plain courses of Kent at Christchurch, and we are hopeful that we will now be successful with touches back on home turf as well.

The practice has ongoing appeal to people working on Plain Bob, and seeking practice with Treble Bobbing.

Building on our success with plain courses of Little Bob, we will aim for touches next time.

There will be no December practice (too close to Christmas) so the next one is planned for Wednesday January the 25th.

Nearer the time, numbers will be checked and the practice confirmed. please click here if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

Rosalind Martin

Sopley Minor Methods Practice Weds Nov 23rd – CONFIRMED – 7.30pm

Dear All,

I have had enough positive responses to confirm this practice is taking place.
This month there will be opportunities to call touches, please prepare one that you would like to call!

Methods-wise, I would suggest we look at plain courses and touches of:
– Plain Bob Minor
– Little Bob Minor
– Kent Treble Bob Minor

The Ringing Master is Tim Kettle.

Kind Regards
Rosalind

East Dorset Branch Minor Methods Practice – Wed 9th Nov

This month’s Minor Practice at Canford Magna is on Wednesday 9th from 7.30pm to 9pm.
We will consolidate St Clements then move to Little Bob Minor.
If you interested in giving this a go or in helping, please let me know.
Many thanks
Marisa Bartlett

pr.eastdorsetringing@gmail.com **

** email address published by permission

 

**RSVP** CS Sopley Minor Methods Practice Weds Nov 23rd

Dear All,
In order to ensure that we have an enjoyable and useful evening on the 23rd, I am asking everyone to RSVP and then I will go ahead and confirm if we get a minimum of nine definite people coming. If fewer people want to come then I will cancel, unless someone is able to call a quarter for us.

This month there will be opportunities to call touches, please prepare one that you would like to call!

Methods-wise, I would suggest we look at plain courses and touches of:
– Plain Bob Minor
– Little Bob Minor
– Kent Treble Bob Minor

The Ringing Master is Tim Kettle.

Kind Regards
Rosalind

*CANCELLED* Sopley Minor Methods Practice – September 28th

The practice in August will not take place to allow some regulars to attend the Winchester Cathedral Practice which the District is hosting.

The methods for the September Practice will be announced nearer to the time.

Tim Kettle.

Little Bob Minor

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Little Bob Minor

News on this website about Little Bob Minor

Sopley Minor Methods Practice Weds 22nd June

Making its first appearance at Sopley this month will be Oxford Treble Bob Minor, a method from the same family as Kent.

Also featuring Plain Bob Minor, Little Bob Minor and Kent.

7.30 to 9.00 all welcome once you are confident with at least one doubles method.
Ringing Master this month is Tim Kettle

For blue lines please click here

Sopley Minor Methods Practice Report – Weds May 25th 2016

Once again we met at Sopley and had a very productive evening working on some of our normal repertoire. We continue to have a good balance of people wanting to learn the basics of Minor Ringing, and people able to support and ring with them.

Several people wanted to practice ringing Treble Bob Hunt, which is a very useful way of getting practice at 3/4 dodging, and “treble bob” leads and backwork. We built on this to throw 2 of the ringers in at the deep end to ring Little Bob Minor – happily, both of them made sense of the method given 2 minutes to study it, and rang plain courses very successfully.

Not having a suitable band for Kent or Cambridge, we then rang Grandsire Minor (same 2 people, large splash, had to ring it without even looking at the method… and yes, they coped very well indeed!)

All this of course, interspersed with plenty of Plain Bob Minor.

The practice continues to fulfill its purpose admirably – which is to develop Doubles Ringers and help them learn Minor Method ringing up to Cambridge Minor, providing several goes at each method over the evening. We welcomed 2 SDGR members this month, particular thanks to Ross for producing touches tailored to what we were trying to learn.

New ringers, whether aspiring to learn Minor, or wanting to help the rest of us to progress, are welcome. The next one will be on Wednesday June the 22nd at 7.30pm. 

Sopley Minor Methods- Practice Report April 2016

A band of nine ringers met at Sopley this month to work on various Minor skills.

Highlights were several fairly complex touches of Bob Minor (in preparation for a forthcoming  District Quarter Peal) and a fluent plain course of Cambridge.

Efforts with Treble Bob Minor were increasingly successful over the practice and we also worked on our Little Bob Minor and Kent.

The practice is monthly on the 4th Wednesday and all are welcome who are wishing to develop on from Doubles ringing or simply consolidate their Minor ringing. This practice is popular with holidaymakers in the New Forest too.
Contact Tim Kettle

Duncan Loweth Reports on Firsts Fortnight from the Town Church, Guernsey

Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016In February, looking towards firsts fortnight at the Town Church we realised that a large majority of our ringers would be away at different times and we would struggle to achieve our firsts in our normal ringing slots.

However, keen to rise to the challenge we all compared diaries and put together a plan of action.

The fortnight started with Judith Lainé ringing her first QP of Grandsire Doubles.
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=995611

The next attempt had to be changed at the last minute and became M Doubles – a first in variation for all – Duncan Loweth, Mike Bubb Jane Le Conte and Sue Park. Our thanks to Mike Bubb from the Vale calling it for us.
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=995840

In the second week Jenny Dunning rang her first QP on the treble which was called by Forest ringer Anne Dorey who picked up her first as conductor.
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=996633

John Lihou rang over over 720 changes treble bob hunting to Cambridge for the first time, but sadly the QP fired out 5 min before the end.

Duncan Loweth rang his first QP of surprise in hand before Sunday service ringing as a practice for a peal attempt after service ringing. The peal also being first surprise in hand for Peter Bevis of St Anne, Alderney. A quick nap and a bite to eat later the peal band rushed to St Giles, Reading to ring Duncan’s first QP of London S Major. Many thanks to the Reading ringers for their assistance.
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=998308
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=998338
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=998374

Back in Guernsey Colin Sills rang the treble to Grandsire doubles for the first time in a QP.
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=998688

Having rung the tenor for several first QP over the fortnight Janice Firth had not yet picked up her first in the tower. Handbells were the answer where first she rang her first course of Little Bob Minor followed by first of Spliced (Plain and Little).

With various of the band off Island we were lucky that enough were back by the last day to attempt a QP of Barrow-upon-Hummer which has been our special method in the tower for the last couple of months. Considering we had not practiced it for several weeks we rang it very steadily and it was a first in method for all – Duncan Loweth, Paul Lawrence, Jane Le Conte and Sue Park.
http://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=998720

We’re very grateful for the help we received from ringers from other towers in Guernsey and further afield in scoring our firsts over the past 15 days.

Duncan Loweth
Tower Captain

Photo  from http://www.achurchnearyou.com/townchurch/ used by permission

Firsts Fortnight Report from Brockenhurst – Conducting Achievements

Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016The C&S District Quarter Peal group met this evening at Brockenhurst and scored two personal “firsts”:

  • Tim Martin Scored his First Quarter Peal of Grandsire Triples as Conductor
  • Polly Osborne Called her first touch of Little Bob Minor

The Quarter Peal report is on Bellboard and below:

Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Brockenhurst, Hampshire
St Nicholas
Friday, 11 March 2016 (4-1-12)
1288 Grandsire Triples
Composed by R Wiliam Willans
Julie A Hodkin
David J Forder
Sarah Newman
Paul R Smith
Polly Osborne
Tim Martin (C)
James A Hodkin
Connor J F Hodkin
First Triples as conductor for Guild Firsts Fortnight.

Advance Notice Sopley Minor Practice 23 March

For those of you who will feel deprived of ringing in the week commencing 21 March (Holy Week) I have good news.  The CS Sopley Minor practice WILL be taking place as usual on Wednesday 23 March at 7.30pm.

As there will be little other ringing in that week, why not give this practice a try – you may discover you like it and want to come again!  We will be continuing to dispel the dreaded bob minor single “demons” as well as progressing to other methods including Little Bob, Single Oxford, Kent TBM and Cambridge amongst others (all dependant on who is there!)

We look forward to seeing you there,

Tim Kettle, Tim Martin and Christopher Smithies

CANCELLED Steep 6 bell practice Tues 12th Jan RSVP

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UPDATE:

Dear All,
I have only received four positive replies to date, so we WON’T be having a practice this Tuesday (12th); thanks and apologies to to those who replied and wanted to come.
I’ll send another reminder in a fortnight.
Best wishes,
Hugh
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Hello All,

We should be having a practice at Steep  (6 bells, 6cwt) this coming Tuesday 12th January so, as usual, please let us know by reply if you are able to come.

When we have a quorum, we usually ring Grandsire, Stedman, Plain Bob, Cambridge, St Clement’s, Little Bob and sometimes London but, as ever, it all depends who turns up!

I will send another email on Monday evening, confirming whether we have sufficient numbers, or not, so please check on the day.

Many thanks,

Hugh and Mo Routh

Next Steep Special Practice – November 10th RSVP

Hello All,
 
We should be having a 6 bell practice at Steep this coming Tuesday 10th November so, as usual, please let us know by reply if you are able to come. We are giving you more notice this time!
 
When we have a quorum, we usually ring Grandsire, Stedman, Plain Bob, Cambridge, St Clement’s, Little Bob and sometimes London, but it all depends who turns up!
 
I will send another website post and email on Monday, confirming whether we have sufficient numbers, or not, so please check on the day.
 
Many thanks,
 
Hugh and Mo Routh

Practice Night Report – Sopley Minor Methods Wednesday 28th October

Sopley church by Mike Martin
Sopley church by Mike Martin

All the ingredients for a successful practice were present this evening – people keen to learn or consolidate particular methods, and reliable ringers to fill in and provide a strong band. This allowed us to choose freely from our reportoire – we rang plain courses and touches of Plain Bob Minor, a very solid plain course of Kent Minor, and a plain course and touch of Cambridge.

The new content this evening was plain and Little Bob spliced – a new challenge for several of the band, but we made it and it was very enjoyable.

As usual we are grateful for the regular use of the bells at Sopley – they seem to be the ideal weight for this type of learning and are always a pleasure to ring.

Next practice will be Wednesday 25th November.

Sopley Minor Methods Practice Wednesday 28th October 7.30pm

The date of the Sopley Minor Practice has moved to the 4th Wednesday in the month from next week 28th October. As a result it no longer clashes with the District Surprise Major practice at Ringwood (first Wednesday) and we hope that this will accommodate anyone who would like to attend both.

To recap, the practice is for anyone who wants to practice Minor methods from Plain Bob through Little Bob, Kent, Oxford  to Cambridge and other methods as requested within the ability of the group. So far a number of ringers have gained experience in basic minor and treble Bob minor and we can pack a lot of touches in to an hour and a half due to the nature of the bells. This practice is for any District ringers who want more help with any of the above so don’t wait for a personal invitation!

This month, in addition to any of the usual methods we are hoping to have a go at spliced plain and little Bob Minor. If you want any more information contact the organisers, Tim Kettle, Chris Smithies or Tim Martin.