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No Places left on Stedman Triples Course

Just a reminder about the Guild Education Committee’s full-day course on Stedman Triples, on Saturday 4th November, based at Milford on Sea.   A number or places have been filled but we still have a few places left and the closing date creeps ever closer.    If this is of interest to you, or if there are colleagues within your tower whom you think would find this interesting and of value to them, perhaps you would give them a gentle nudge to get their applications in a.s.a.p.    A whole day concentrating on just one method may be just what you need!

Christine Knights Whittome

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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

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

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

8 Bell Practice at Hurstbourne Priors – 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd March

Dear all,
It’s the 4th Thursday of the month next week, on Thursday 23rd March 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
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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

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

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 🙂

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

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.

Advanced Practice at Hurstbourne Priors June 23rd

Dear all,

Reminder: it is June already!!! Escape from the referendum. Come to the eight-bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors, from 7:30pm, this Thursday evening.

If you are a regular attendee and you are NOT coming – please let me know so I can check we have enough ringers.

We will be ringing:

Double Norwich (maybe)
Superlative (maybe)

Stedman, Grandsire, Cambridge etc.

Hope to see you there this Thursday.

Roger Thomas
01264 738900

8 bell practice Hurstbourne Priors Thursday 31st March

  • March eight-bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors, from 7:30pm, this Thursday evening.If you are a regular attendee and you are NOT coming – please let me know.

    We will be ringing:

  • Double Oxford Bob Triples (please look this up… the middle work is a bit tricky, places around two hunt bells…)
  • Lincolnshire Surprise Major
  • Double Norwich
  • Stedman, Grandsire, Cambridge etc.Hope to see you there this Thursday.Roger Thomas – Tower Captain St Mary Bourne

Any queries:

Firsts Fortnight Friday Fun at Hursley

Christine Saunders writes:
Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016Hursley has a regular ‘Fun First Friday’ which is run by the deputy tower captain. It is a chance to ring something different and includes a cake break!
As this month’s FFF fell within First Fortnight, the deputy tower captain challenged the whole band to do something they had never done before.
Sixteen ringers joined the special 2 hour practice and they all managed to achieve a ‘first’, although some were more successful than others!
The ‘firsts’ included calling Stedman triples, Spliced surprise major and Erin triples. One person attempted double handed rounds on 12 and another turned the tenor in to Yorkshire Maximus. The experienced folk rang a new method – Hampshire Surprise Major, and a visitor conducted some spliced surprise Royal.  With everyone having achieved a ‘first’, the evening ended with Bristol maximus and an attempt at spliced Kent TB and Little Bob maximus, before the race to be the first in the pub!

CS

Firsts Fortnight – Help Needed – Thurs 10th March at Petersfield

Firsts Fortnight 1st - 15th March 2016Dear ringers

As you know, it is officially the fortnight for firsts and I need your help!

One of our ringers and a regular visitor and friend of St Peter’s want to ring triples methods, and we don’t have the expertise in our band at the moment to help them reach their goal.

I am therefore hoping to hold a special ringing session (with kind permission from our vicar) at Petersfield on Thursday 10th March, sometime between 6pm and 8pm, specifically on Grandsire and Stedman Triples. So, if you are a confident ringer of these methods, or a steady treble or tenor ringer, please please write back (the form is below) and let me know if you can help.

I apologize if my plan clashes with your regular practice night, choices were limited!

Thank you in advance
Moo (Michelle Day)

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

CS District Carol Service December 5th At Christchurch Priory – from 2pm

carol service poster iconAll ringers and families are very welcome to join us for the Christchurch and Southampton District Carol Service at Christchurch Priory on December 5th at 4pm.
The service will be preceded by 2 hours of ringing starting at 2pm, and followed by teas in the church building next door. Parking is also behind the church.

Ringing as always – Rounds and call changes, whatever is requested, plus this time Stedman Triples/Caters/Cinques

Contact Rosalind Martin to book teas etc.

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CS District Quarter Peal Club going from Strength to Strength

The Quarter Peal Club was set up to offer members of Christchurch and Southampton District opportunities to ring quarter peals that they might not normally get.

We have met twice now at Brockenhurst and rung two very satisfying Quarters. Both times, one of our young ringers got the opportunity to ring. Luke Brooke is to be congratulated for scoring his first Quarter Inside (Grandsire Doubles) this evening, at the first attempt. Luke is a member of the Christchurch Priory band.

The next time we meet it will be to attempt London Minor. This was at the request of Sarah, who has rung it on occasion but would like to consolidate her skills by trying it again. Polly too is very keen to score this. There may be a flurry of London Minor at various towers over the next few weeks to give them some extra practice! If you ring London Minor fairly regularly at your practice nights please say so in the box below to help their preparations!!!

We normally meet on a Friday at 6pm to fit around both the District’s busy practice night patterns, and our conductor’s commitments to quarters at the Clock House starting at 7pm. However we can also ring on Thursdays at 7.30 on occasion – this may enable more working people to participate.

Future plans pencilled in at present are:

  • Grandsire Triples
  • Stedman Triples
  • More doubles (Grandsire/Plain Bob/by request!)

facebook logo smallIf you are not currently on our email list/FB list, please contact Rosalind Martin and ask to be added in – the group is very much intended to be inclusive and provide opportunities at all levels.