Quarter Peals

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.

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day Friday 11th March – Report

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This month the tour was around Wareham, venturing to Corfe Mullen and Upwey after a wonderful lunch at the Black Bear, Wool. Five quarters scored with plenty of firsts and some good striking.

Next ringing events are:
April 8th Quarter Peal day organised by Jack
April 22nd Bradpole (Friday Fun)

Details of the quarters scored are as follows:

Wareham (Lady St Mary), Dorset:
1296 Plain Bob Caters in 52 mins
1 Marisa Bartlett
2 David Barrance
3 Tricia Stephens
4 Ed Warren
5 Mike Jenkins
6 Angie Jasper (C)
7 Sally Jenkins
8 Mike Jasper
9 Phil Stephens
10 Paul Tyson
1st on 10 for 1 and 5.
1st on 10 for over 40 years for 4.

Corfe Castle (St Edward the Martyr), Dorset:
1320 Trinity Sunday Treble Bob Minor in 44 mins
1 Richard Picker
2 Ross A Bradley
3 Paul R Smith
4 Laurence H Turner
5 Linda Jasper (C)
6 Tony Fisher
1st of Treble Bob for 1.
1st in the method for 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Wool (Holy Rood), Dorset:
1296 Single Oxford Bob Minor in 40 mins
1 Kate Brice
2 Tricia Stephens
3 Marisa Bartlett
4 Christopher P K Smithies
5 Mike Jasper
6 Angie Jasper (C)
1st of Single Oxford Bob Minor for 2 and 3.

Corfe Mullen (St Hubert), Dorset:
1260 Doubles (2 Methods: alternating extents of Plain Bob and Grandsire) in 45 mins
1 Tricia Stephens
2 Kate Brice
3 Richard Picker
4 Christopher P K Smithies
5 Mike Jasper (C)
6 Phil Stephens

Upwey (St Laurence), Dorset:
1272 Cambridge Surprise Minor in 40 mins
1 Paul Tyson
2 Linda Jasper
3 Ed Warren
4 David Barrance
5 Angie Jasper
6 Ross A Bradley (C)
1st Cambridge Surprise Minor for 3.

All rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.

Hampreston September 2015 Quarter Peal Day – Report

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This month’s Quarter Peal day took place on Monday, 14 September 2015. Quarters were scored at Christchurch, Sopley, Corfe Mullen and Minstead. A quarter of Plain and Little Bob minor was attempted at Hampreston but was lost after half an hour. Otherwise, an enjoyable day out was had with lunch at the High Corner Public House near Ringwood.

Details of the successful quarters are as follows:

Christchurch (Priory Church of Holy Trinity), Dorset:
1296 Grandsire Caters in 52 mins
1 Carole Dean
2 Sally Jenkins
3 Rosalind Martin
4 Ross A Bradley
5 Mike Jasper
6 Angie Jasper (C)
7 Brian Dean
8 Thomas R Harris
9 Laurence H Turner
10 Paul Tyson

Sopley (St Michael and All Angels), Hampshire:
1260 Winchendon Place Doubles in 42 mins
1 Kate Brice
2 Ed Warren
3 Mike Jenkins
4 Angie Jasper (C)
5 Paul Tyson
6 Sally Jenkins
100th Quarter Peal for 3.
1st in the method for 3 and 5.

Corfe Mullen (St Hubert), Dorset:
1260 Doubles (6m/V) in 42 mins
(60 Stedman, 240 St Martin’s, 360 St Simon’s, 120 Reverse Canterbury, 240 Plain Bob, 240 Grandsire)
1 Shirley Brown
2 Kate Brice
3 Ed Warren
4 Tony Fisher
5 Mike Jasper (C)
6 Vernon Hunt
80th Birthday congratulations to Shirley.

Minstead (All Saints), Hampshire:
800 Stedman and Plain Bob Doubles in 25mins
1 Shirley Brown
2 Ross A Bradley
3 Thomas R Harris (C)
4 Mike Jasper
5 Tony Fisher
6 Christopher Smithies
For Shirley’s Birthday.

All rung for Hampreston Quarter Peal Day.

Quarter Peal for Britain’s longest-reigning Monarch

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A number of Hampreston band members rang a successful quarter on Wednesday, 9 September 2015 at All Saints to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Details of the quarter are as follows:

1260 Plain Bob Minor in 42 minutes
  Gay Harris
2   Shirley Brown
3   Richard Picker
4   Thomas R. Harris
5   Mike Jasper
6   Angie Jasper (C)

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day, 8th June 2015 – Report

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Another bright sunny day and eight quarters to attempt.

Plenty of firsts, a lockout and an almost-made with the Single Darlaston Bob Triples. Better luck next time.

The Birthday band scored their June doubles and we had our first on ten for over a year.

Next outing will be on Monday 20th July 2015.

Details of the quarters scored are as follows:

Halstock (St Mary), Dorset:
1260 St Nicholas Doubles in 45 mins
1   Mike Jenkins
2   Sally Jenkins
3   Kim Matthews
4   Christopher Smithies
5   Mike Jasper (C)
First on five bells for 1 and 2.
First in the method for 2 and 3.

Abbotsbury (St Nicholas), Dorset:
1260 April Day Doubles in 42 mins
1   Sally Jenkins (C)
2   Carole Dean
3   Tricia Stephens
4   Mike Jenkins
5   Brian Dean
6   Kim Matthews
First blows in variation for 4.
First in variation for 2, 3 and 5.
First in variation as conductor.

Symondsbury (St John the Baptist), Dorset:
1260 June and Plain Bob Doubles in 45 mins
1   Ross A Bradley (C)
2   Tricia Stephens
3   Kim Matthews
4   Christopher Smithies
5   Sally Jenkins
6   Vernon Hunt
Birthday compliment to each ringer; all have birthdays in June or are Geminis.
First June Doubles for all.

Broadwindsor (St John the Baptist), Dorset:
1260 St Simon’s Doubles in 43 mins
1   Shirley Brown
2   Kate Brice
3   Richard Picker
4   Angie Jasper (C)
5   Paul Tyson
6   Ross A Bradley
First in the method for 3.

Charminster (St Mary), Dorset:
1296 Plain Bob Caters in 45 mins
1   Kim Matthews
2   Sally Jenkins
3   Tricia Stephens
4   Angie Jasper
5   Ross A Bradley
6   Mike Jasper
7   Phil Stephens
8   David Barrance
9   Laurence Turner (C)
10 Paul Tyson
First on ten bells for 10.
First Bob Caters for 8.