The Quarter Peal day for March has been organised by Peter Murdock-Saint (ringer at Sacred Heart in Bournemouth and under the supervision of Ross Bradley) and is on Friday 29th March. The planned venues are: St John, Bournemouth (9.30-10.45am); St George, Oakdale (9.30-10.45am); St Michael, Hinton Admiral (11.15am-12.30pm); St Nicholas, Brockenhurst (11.15am-12.15pm); St Michael, Sopley (11.15am-12.15pm and 12.30-1.45pm); and St Peter & St Paul, Ringwood (12.30-1.45pm).
“A hastily arranged Hampreston Quarter day for February resulted in some good ringing with quite a few firsts. Angie’s Union doubles blew the cobwebs away early in the morning as did the five doubles methods at Canford Magna. The mixed Plain Bob and Grandsire called by Mike was a steady well-struck quarter on the heavy six at Sturminster Marshall.
“Sadly the Double Oxford failed after some good ringing, one for next month perhaps.”
Links to details of the three successful quarter peals are given below.
At the 2019 Tower AGM Richard Picker stood down from the role of Tower Captain after four years in the role. Angie Jasper agreed to take over from Richard with immediate effect, having had several years in the role before Richard.
The first Quarter Peal day of 2019 is being organised by Angie Jasper and is on Tuesday 29th January. The planned venues are: Bradford Peverell (9.30-10.35am); Cerne Abbas (9.30-10.45am); Mappowder (11.00am-12.15pm); Piddlehinton (11.00am-12.15pm); Milborne St Andrew (2.30-3.45pm); Hilton (2.30-3.45pm); and Winterborne Kingston (4.15-5.15pm).
The Quarter Peal day for July is being organised by Ross Bradley and is on Friday 27th July. The planned venues are: Shillingtone (10.00-11.15am); Stourpaine (10.00-11.15am); Shroton (11.30am-12.45pm); and Durweston (2.30pm start).