We were able to enter two teams from Hampreston, one ringing Grandsire doubles in the main competition and the other ringing call changes for the Novice event. Everyone stayed for the results and we were really delighted to hear that we had won the Novice Shield. Well done Richard, Gay and Phil and special congratulations to our newest member Harry who has only been ringing since August and also to Kaz who has barely touched a bell rope for several years.
These images were taken in May 2014 by Jack Pease, from the roof of the tower of All Saints, Hampreston Church
1 Ross A Bradley
2 John Riley
3 Kim Matthews
4 Tim Martin
5 Laurence H Turner
6 Mike Jasper
7 Angie Jasper (C)
8 Jack R Pease
Birthday compliments for 24th February to John Riley (70) and Jack Pease (15)
Also remembering Mike’s mother on her birthday
1st of Stedman Triples for over 30 years: 3
For St David’s Day
Another sunny day and the rain stayed away.
Moving on, two excellent quarters were scored, with Chris and Mike scoring their firsts of Reverse Canterbury doubles and Paul scoring his first of Bob Minor. It was Gay’s first with us and she pulled out all the stops to help us through.
East Dorset Branch Practice at Child Okeford Saturday 15th February 2-4pm so please put a note in your diaries now. Pub lunch has been booked at The Bakers Arms for 12.30pm in Child Okeford before the Branch Practice this Saturday 15th Feb – presently for six of us – but there is always room for more! – please let me know if you would like to join us for lunch. —
For this practice please look up the following methods:
If you can ring rounds – look up call changes / plain hunt
If you can ring Plain Bob & Grandsire Doubles – look up St Martins & St Simons Doubles.
If you can ring Plain Bob Minor – look up Single Oxford Bob Minor
If you can ring Cambridge Surprise Minor – look up Ipswich Surprise Minor
If you can ring London & Cambridge Surprise Minor – look up York Surprise Minor
We cater to all interests at the branch practices – from rounds and call changes upwards, however if there is a particular method you would like to ring at the branch practices please do let me know so that we can add it to the programme for future practices.
We are delighted to report that we now have sufficient funds to enable the 5th bell to be repaired and the order for the work to be carried out should be placed shortly. The money has been very generously donated by local businesses and community organisations, by individuals, by members of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild Bellringers and of course by the efforts of the local band. We are truly grateful for all the wonderful support we’re received and hope that soon the six bells at All Saints Church, Hampreston will once again be able to sound out and serve the Parish for centuries to come.
To see the quarter peal on Bellboard, click the name of the tower
|Friday, 31 January 2014||Canford Magna, Dorset||1292 Plain Minor|
|Friday, 31 January 2014||Lytchett Matravers (St Mary the Virgin), Dorset||1260 St Martin’s Bob Doubles|
|Friday, 31 January 2014||Lytchett Minster (Dedication Unknown), Dorset||1260 Grandsire Doubles|
Another enjoyable day out superby organised by Ross including a very good lunch at The Coventry Arms. Well done to Richard, Paul and Rosalind who all achieved firsts and to Sally who very nearly called her first quarter of Stedman. Thanks too to everyone who came and helped. Next quarter peal day will be on Friday 21st February. AJ
|9-45 10-45||Canford||Plain MinorPlain, Little Bob|
|9-45 10-45||Corfe Castle||St. Martins Doubles|
|11-1512-15||Lytchett Matravers||St Martins Doubles|
|Lunch||12-30 to 2-15|
|2-30 3-30||Lytchett Minster||Plain Bob Minor|
|2-30 3-30||Witchampton||Double Oxford|