Quarter Peals

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.

Hampreston Quarter Peal Day, 21st April 2015 – Report

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[Sally Jenkins writes:]

With Ross away during April the Hampreston QP day was sub-contracted out to an understudy [Sally Jenkins] to organise.

Minus our leader, we headed off to the North of the Dorchester branch region with the morning quarters attempted at Hazelbury Bryan, Mappowder, Buckland Newton and Glanvilles Wootton.   The quarter of Grandsire Doubles would undoubtedly have been scored but was thwarted by a slipped wheel.  We scored one of the two quarters of Stedman Doubles with Richard achieving his first of Stedman.  Beverley defeated us after having got very lost trying to find the tower.

The afternoon ringing was a complete success, probably fuelled by drinks in the sunshine and a nice lunch.  Richard scored his first of trebling on 8 at Bradford Peverell, we had a good quarter of Plain Bob Minor at Maiden Newton and then, as a “going home” treat David and Sally scored their “most methods” with a quarter of 11 method mixed doubles at Martinstown.

Details of the quarters scored:

Mappowder, Dorset:
1260 Stedman Doubles in 43 mins
1   Richard Picker
2   David Barrance
3   Sally Jenkins
4   Mike Jasper
5   Angie Jasper (C)
6   Mike Jenkins

Maiden Newton, Dorset:
1260 Plain Bob Minor in 44 mins
1   Sally Jenkins
2   Kate Brice
3   Christopher P K Smithies
4   Paul Tyson
5   Mike Jasper (C)
6   Phil Stephens

Bradford Peverell, Dorset:
1344 Plain Bob Triples in 47 mins
1   Richard Picker
2   Phil Miles
3   David Barrance
4   Mike Jenkins
5   Tricia Stephens
6   Ed Warren
7   Angie Jasper (C)
8   Vern Hunt

Martinstown, Dorset:
1260 Doubles (11 m/p) in 42 mins
(60 of Stedman, 120 each of St Nicholas, Winchendon Place, St Remigius, Reverse Canterbury, St Simon’s, St Martin’s, St Osmund, Plain Bob, All Saints and Grandsire)
1   Mike Jenkins
2   Sally Jenkins
3   David Barrance
4   Angie Jasper
5   Mike Jasper (C)
6   Richard Picker

Hampreston Monday Funday (March 2015 Quarter Peal Day)

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Another busy quarter peal day for ringers from the East Dorset Branch. First, congratulations to Paul on scoring his 50th Quarter and first of St. Simons Doubles. Congratulations go also to Richard scoring his first on eight at Bryanston. Others were: first of All Saints doubles for Kate and Mike; and first Helen Bob minor for Tom, Gay, Tricia and Sally.

We attempted two others: the St Nicholas Doubles lasted the required number of changes but the band decided not to count it as it was not up to our usual standard; and the Plain and Little Spliced would not splice.

Sally has been sub contracted to arrange the April event and has already contacted regular members. You are in excellent hands as she is a dab hand at arranging monthly quarter peals at Swanage. See you all at the May Monday Funday.

The successful quarters are detailed below.

Shaftesbury, Dorset (St Peter, 12-2-26):

47 mins 1260 St Simon’s Bob Doubles

1   Kate Brice

2   Thomas R. Harris

3   Brian Dean

4   Paul Tyson

5   Angie Jasper (c)

6   Phil Stephens

1st in the method and 50th Quarter Peal for Paul.

Bryanston School, Dorset (St Martin, 16cwt):

47 mins 1260 Plain Bob Triples

1   Paul Tyson

2   Carole Dean

3   Angie Jasper

4   Mike Jenkins

5   Ross A. Bradley

6   Phil Stephens

7   Laurie Turner (c)

8   Richard Picker

First on 8 for Richard.

Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset (St Andrew, 10-3-4):

43 mins 1260 All Saints Place Doubles

1   Sally Jenkins

2   Mike Jenkins

3   Kate Brice

4   Angie Jasper (c)

5   Paul Tyson

6   Brian Dean

1st in the method: 2 and 3.

Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire (St Mary the Virgin, 9-1-10):

43 mins 1260 Helen Bob Minor

1   Gay Harris

2   Christopher Smithies

3   Sally Jenkins

4   Tricia Stephens

5   Brian Dean

6   Thomas R Harris (c)

First in the method: 1, 3, 4, 6.

All for Hampreston QP day held on Monday 9th March 2015.