Quarter Peal Days
Jack Pease writes:
“Hampreston Quarter Peal Day was a great success, with 4 quarter peals scored, and a 5th which got very close to being scored had it not have been for mechanical problems. A new method was scored, 1344 New College Little Bob Major at Wareham which was a first for all the band; 1344 Plain Bob Triples at Swanage saw Peter Murdock-Saint ring his first on 8 inside; 1320 May Day Doubles at Oakdale had firsts for Kim Matthews, Tricia Stephens and Sally Jenkins and a further quarter peal of 1260 Plain Bob Minor at Corfe Castle completed the set.”
Angie Jasper writes:
“This was a hugely successful day with all 6 quarters scored and all containing firsts. Special thanks go to Caroline Barnes who stepped in with only a few hours’ notice and rang in three quarters including her first of St Martin’s doubles and also scored her 100th quarter peal. Other notable firsts included Richard’s first of Norwich, Paul’s first of Kent and Gill’s first of more than one method. Well done to David too for his first go on an anti-clockwise ring. Two topical quarters to end with were St George’s doubles as it was St George’s Day and of course April Day doubles which also brought quite a few more firsts.“
Links to details of the six quarter peals are given below.
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.
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).