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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

Link to Application form: Word version   PDF version

Link to Poster

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

Christchurch Priory Practice Night Report Aug 1st 2016 – Young Ringers’ Lilliput Tour Visit

Christchurch Priory from Bournemouth
Christchurch Priory

The Young Ringers’ Facebook Group once again decided to do their summer tour based in Poole, and they came en masse  to the Priory’s practice night on Monday.

The ringing started with our usual Learners’ and Improvers’ practice (although these learners are progressing rapidly now and Plain Bob is the order of the day) on 6 and 8. At 7.30 when the main group of visitors arrived from the earlier practice at Bournemouth Sacred Heart, we moved on to ringing 8 to 12. All of the visitors experienced several goes at rounds and call changes on twelve – for some of them this was a first – and by mixing visitors with the local ringers we were able to ring not just our usual methods, but Grandsire Caters, Yorkshire Major, and Stedman Triples and Caters.

The Highlight of the evening was a spine-tingling series of call changes on 12, conducted by the Young Ringers’ Tour Organiser Simon Edwards. Young though some of the participants were, the striking was really something and as Simon called the bells one by one into Queen’s, every blow was clear and the music shone through. The call, from Queen’s, Of “Stand” was a surprising twist. The whole touch was videoed and we are looking our for it on Youtube once the editing has been done.

The Young Ringers have kindly extended invitations to local ringers to join their ringing. The itinery for the tour (which ends Friday 5th) is here.

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)

*THIS WEEK* – Thursday evening… 25th Feb 2016 is the SMB eight bell practice at Hurstbourne Priors

Dear all,

Here we are for the first eight-bell practice in 2016 at Hurstbourne Priors, from 7:30pm, Thursday 25th Feb 2016.

If you are a regular attendee and you are NOT coming – please let me know.

We will be ringing:

  • Double Oxford Bob Triples
  • Lincolnshire Surprise Major
  • Double Norwich
  • Stedman, Grandsire, Cambridge etc.

Hope to see you there this Thursday.

Roger Thomas
Contact Eve Lind-Smith (Tower Sec)

**Invitation to the Essex Course (Applications by 12th Feb)

 

Fred Bone (Essex Guild) has invited applications from other Guilds:

“The closing date for applications for the 26th Essex Ringing Course is
Friday 12th February. Details, including the application form, are
available at <http://eacr.org.uk/course>”

Just as a taster before you click through to their site, here is the program:

PRACTICAL RINGING SESSIONS

GROUP A
Improving foundation skills. Have you reached the stage in your early ringing career where even if you understand the theory of what you are meant to be doing you are finding doing it an entirely different matter? If so this group is for you. Students in this group will work on their individual ringing skills so that they can improve their bell control, listening and ropesight. This may require time working alone on a bell as an individual with the advice of your tutor, as well as ringing with other ringers. Students will also practise raising and lowering a single bell.
GROUP B
A Group for those who can ring Rounds competently and who are ready to take their first steps in call changes and then, possibly, in change ringing on 3 or 4 bells. If you are in any way doubtful about joining Group C, then join Group B; you will still find something to learn and will have the opportunity to fill in steps in your ringing education you may have missed or not appreciated.
GROUP C
A Group for those wishing to plain hunt on 5. The opportunity to practise on different rings of bells and in different orders both on the treble and “inside” will be provided. The Group will emphasise the skills required for change ringing and will be learning ropesight and considering striking, as an essential preliminary to ringing the treble. Practice may be given at ringing the treble to Bastow, Minimus and Doubles, to “Stedman Quick Sixes” and to Plain Bob Minimus as appropriate, before progressing to ringing the treble to Plain Bob Doubles.
GROUP D
A Group for those who really have ropesight and bell control and are ready to ring the treble to Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Minor. It is intended to progress to ringing the treble to touches in both these methods. A number of other methods may be rung to practise the different rhythm of change ringing with six bells.
GROUP E
A Group for those who are competent in ringing skills as outlined in the above groups and wishing to learn Plain Bob Doubles on an “inside” bell.
GROUP F
A Group for those who are already competent in ringing skills as outlined in the above groups and able to ring touches of Plain Bob Doubles and who wish to learn Plain Bob Minor “inside”. You should be able to treble hunt reliably to touches of Bob Minor before applying for this group; if in any doubt consider applying for Group D.
GROUP G
Grandsire: Starting with Doubles and progressing to Triples with calls. Applicants must be proficient in ringing the treble to Grandsire and be able to ring touches of Bob Doubles “inside” to get the full benefit from this option.
GROUP H
Surprise Minor: To get the full benefit from this group applicants must be able to ring 2 or 3 methods other than Plain Bob Minor e.g. Double Court, St Clements, Kent TB, and be able to ‘treble bob’ proficiently. The group will study and practise Cambridge Surprise Minor and, depending on progress, may move on to ring other surprise minor methods.
GROUP I
Stedman: Starting with Doubles and progressing to Triples with calls and theory on extension to Caters and Cinques. You should be proficient in ringing up to Group G to get full benefit from this option.
GROUP J
Starting Plain Major: This Group provides an introduction to ringing inside on 8 bells, by introducing Plain Bob Major, Little Bob Major, and possibly other plain major methods. You must be able to plain hunt on 8 and be competent at Plain Bob Minor “inside” to join this group.
GROUP K
Calling & Conducting Touches: This Group will start with calling Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles, and progress to Plain Bob and possibly other Minor methods. Students will be actively involved in calling a variety of touches, and will be expected to ring whilst others of the Group are calling. No previous experience of calling is required, but you must be able to ring touches of Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Minor “inside” competently.

LECTURE OPTIONS

Apart from the main Group lectures there will be other lectures on a variety of subjects which may include some of the following:

  • Handbell ringing
  • Rope splicing
  • Calling call changes
  • Achieving good striking
  • Tune ringing on handbells
  • Running a practice night
  • Raising and lowering a single bell
  • Raising and lowering in peal
    A ballot will be held for places in these groups. Details will be sent with your confirmation letter.

Attendance at these is a matter of personal choice. Some sessions will be limited to a number of attendees; lists will be placed on the notice boards to enable you to sign up during the first coffee break.

An outline programme will be circulated electronically to all successful applicants.

Closing Date Friday 12th February 2016.

READ MORE AND CONSIDER APPLYING…

 

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