Quarter Peals

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Wednesday 27th February 2019 – Report

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Ross Bradley writes:

“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.




Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Tuesday 29th January 2019 – Report

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Angie Jasper writes:
“On Tuesday 29th January, 20 Hampreston ringers and friends enjoyed a day ringing at a variety of towers in central Dorset and an excellent lunch at The Oak at Dewlish. Ross called a quarter of Spliced Plain and Little Bob which had 3 firsts in it and Harry covered well on his heaviest bell to a quarter at Cerne Abbas, but star of the day was undoubtedly Richard who faultlessly called his first quarter peal of Plain Bob Minor at the first attempt.
“Sadly quarters of Stedman, Double Oxford and Eynesbury Bob Doubles were not successful despite some good ringing.”
Links to details of the three successful quarter peals are given below.




Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Friday 23rd September – Report

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This month we were very short of ringers so just six of us set out to ring three quarters in the morning, finishing at a local pub for lunch. We had some good ringing but failed to score Kent Treble bob minor and mixed doubles, our only success being the one detailed below.

Milborne St Andrew (St Andrew), Dorset:
1296 Single Oxford Bob Minor in 45 mins
1 Ross A Bradley
2 Ed Warren
3 Marisa Bartlett
4 Paul Tyson
5 Mike Jasper
6 Angie Jasper (C)
1st in the method for 4.
Rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day and as a birthday compliment to Hampreston ringer Tom Harris.

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Friday 12th August – Report

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[Ross Bradley writes:]

A wonderful day out in Somerset, against all the odds, thanks to Jack’s organising skills when we were unexpectedly reduced in numbers. Congratulations go to Harry for his first on 8 and to Jack on ringing his 100th for the Guild.

We attempted our new method Hampreston Bob Major but it came to grief not far from coming round. The Single Canterbury major proved to be a step too far but an excellent attempt at [Single Canterbury Bob] triples also came to an unhappy end with only about ten minutes to go.

Next event: Friday Fun Kingston tbc. 2nd September; Quarter day Friday 23rd September tbc; October Quarter day in half term week tbc by Jack.

Details of the successful quarter are as follows:

Hardington Mandeville (Blessed Virgin Mary), Somerset:
1260 Plain Bob Triples in 46 mins
1 Sue Barrance
2 Jack R Pease
3 Marisa P G Bartlett
4 Mike L Jasper
5 Richard Picker
6 Paul J Tyson
7 Angie M E Jasper (C)
8 Harry Roberts
First on 8 at first attempt for 8.
100th quarter peal for the Guild, aged 17 for 2.
Rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Friday 22nd July – Report

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[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.

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Monday 6th June – Report

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The June Quarter day was organised by Angie and our thanks go to her from the ringers for organising a great day out. The day was centred around the North East of our region from Tollard Royal up to Broadchalke and Martin.

We attempted a wide range of methods but sadly only scored two quarters: Plain Bob triples and a first for Richard; plus Stedman doubles and a first for Marisa.

The next event will be Friday Fun on 1st July followed by the July Quarter day on the 22nd.

Details of the quarters scored are as follows:

Broadchalke (All Saints), Wiltshire:
1260 Plain Bob Triples in 50 mins
1 Tricia Stephens
2 Marisa Bartlett
3 Christopher P K Smithies
4 Richard Picker
5 Ross A Bradley
6 Angie Jasper
7 Phil Stephens (C)
8 Paul Tyson
1st on eight inside for 4.
Rung as a Birthday compliment to Ross.

Damerham (St George), Hampshire:
1260 Stedman Doubles in 45 mins
1 Marisa Bartlett
2 Shirley Brown
3 Paul Tyson
4 Mike Jasper
5 Angie Jasper (C)
6 Richard Picker
1st of Stedman for 1.

Both rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Friday 13th May – Report

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[Ross Bradley writes:]
Not so many of us this month but it gave us the chance to ring methods that are not in our usual repertoire.
Paul scored his first inside to Bob triples as Sally got her first covering to triples on the light eight at Bradford Peverell.
There was a first for us all with Canterbury triples at Dorchester but sadly the Middlesex came to grief at Bradpole.
Next event is being arranged by Angie for Monday 6th June.

Details of the quarters scored are as follows:

Bradford Peverell (The Assumption), Dorset:
1260 Plain Bob Triples in 43 mins
1 Richard Picker
2 Kate Brice
3 Tony Fisher
4 Mike Jasper
5 Paul Tyson
6 Angie Jasper
7 Ross A Bradley (C)
8 Sally Jenkins
1st Bob Triples for 5.
1st as cover on 8.

Dorchester (St Peter), Dorset:
1344 Canterbury Pleasure Bob Triples in 53 mins
1 Ross A Bradley
2 Christopher P K Smithies
3 Sally Jenkins
4 Mike Jenkins
5 Tony Fisher
6 Mike Jasper
7 Angie Jasper (C)
8 Paul Tyson
1st in the method for all.

Both rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.