[Ross Bradley writes:]
A new approach this month with the aim of attempting six quarters before lunch. We managed it but timing was a bit tight. A leisurely lunch was enjoyed by all, at the Sun Inn.
The Yorkshire Surprise Major at Dorchester was the first of Surprise Major for the group and although it didn’t have any individual firsts it paves the way for others to have a go and perhaps progress further with surprise major.
The Kent was a great success for Tricia and Phil and thanks go to Tom for keeping the ringing on track. The Middlesex Bob Triples also contained a number of firsts and credit goes to the conductor and her assistants for spotting errors.
We did lose three quarters. The lockout at Bradford Peverell meant a late start and all did not go well after that. We were unlucky to lose the Plain and Little Bob minor at Martinstown in the last 120 after some very good ringing and striking.
Next quarter peal day will be organised by Jack, date set for 12th August. Provisional date for Friday fun is 2nd September. I will be asking for the bells at Kingston.
Details of the quarters scored are as follows:
Dorchester (St Peter), Dorset:
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major in 46 mins
1 Sue Barrance
2 Ross A Bradley (C)
3 Linda D E Jasper
4 David Barrance
5 Thomas R Harris
6 Laurence H Turner
7 Jack R Pease
8 Angie M E Jasper
First of Surprise Major for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.
This first quarter of the day marks 5 years since the first quarter peal day, organised by the conductor on both occasions.
Fordington (St George), Dorset:
1288 Middlesex Bob Triples in 50 mins
1 Paul Tyson
2 Linda Jasper
3 David Barrance
4 Chris Read
5 Jack R Pease
6 Mike Jasper
7 Angie Jasper (C)
8 Richard Picker
First in the method for 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Upwey (St Laurence), Dorset:
1296 Kent Treble Bob Minor in 46 mins
1 Kate Brice
2 Christopher P K Smithies
3 Tricia Stephens
4 Tony Fisher
5 Phil Stephens
6 Thomas R Harris (C)
First of Kent TB for 3 and 5.
All rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.