Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5422 (March 27 2015) and in the two preceding issues

Diamond Weddings

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to IVOR AND HEATHER TRUEMAN married on 2nd April 1955. With love from your family.          



PALIN. I must sadly report that my mother Eileen Palin (Ospringe and Faversham) passed away suddenly on 16 March at the age of 86. Frailty and general poor health had prevented her ringing for a few years although a few months back she did ring some Plain Hunt on handbells with myself and her grandson. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       [6087]

Sue Rothera, dearly loved wife of David, and mother of Hazel, Malcolm, Janet and Linda, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, 18th March. Memorial Service at Chelmsford Cathedral, Wednesday 1st April, 3.30pm.[6088]

DENNIS ALLCOCK of Fakenham, Norfolk, sometime of Oldham, Lancashire, died on 18th March. There will be a memorial service at Fakenham Parish Church at 12.30pm on Friday 10th April.   [6089]

We regret to report that John Armstrong died on the evening of Friday, 27th  March, after suffering a major stroke earlier in the week.  John was for many years tower captain at Dagenham and a longstanding member of the Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers.

LAWRENCE BEAL of Shoeburyness, who rang regularly at both Prittlewell and Rayleigh died on 28 February. His funeral service is to be held at 2pm on Wednesday 25 March at St Mary V, Prittlewell with committal at the Crematorium, following for family and close friends only. Open ringing from 1.30pm. Refreshment will be available for all after the services in the Guild Hall in Hall Road. Family flowers only. Donations to be made to : The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society or The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust. If you wish to donate, cheques can be sent to: Heather Martin at S. Stibbards & Sons, 74 Ness Road, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 9DG. Alternatively donations may be handed in on the day.            [6084]

Change of Address




A discount of 30% will be allowed on advertised prices for orders over £60 received during MARCH (This discount does not apply to items marked * in the 2015 price list).

Order from: Mrs B Wheeler, 2 Orchard Close, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1XE


The 2014 RW Index is now available for viewing or free download at our website:

A hard copy A4 print-out of the index can be provided by the RW Office at a cost of £7 (inc. p&p)

For sale / wanted

TOWER BELL. Models with/without bells. Church Bells of Staffordshire by Lynham, quarto sized, excellent condition. Taylor bell 1979 1¼cwt with headstock, clapper, chiming rope and wheel. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [6082]

University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

Suffolk Guild of Ringers AGM

5.45pm Saturday 11th April

St John the Baptist & St Edmund’s Church
Princes Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7PL

3 - 4.30pm Ringing at St John’s, Felixstowe
4.30-5pm Service at St John’s Church
5-5.45pm Tea in St John’s Church
5.45-7.15pm AGM in St John’s Church
7.15-8.30pm Ringing at St John’s

Names for tea to Jane Harper on 01394 411355
no later than Weds 8th April please.

Fringe Event:

A lifetime’s collection of Bellringing memorablia by George Pipe
featuring over 5,000 postcards of Suffolk and Norfolk Churches
and bellringing books, manuscripts and artefacts.

Saturday 11th April 10am-8pm
(closed during the AGM)

Sunday 12th April 10am-1pm

St John’s Masonic Church Hall,
Princes Road, Felixstowe IP11 7SG

11am - Noon Ringing at Falkenham

Free entry but donations in aid of Suffolk Guild welcomed.

Refreshments available


Striking Competitions

National Twelve-Bell Striking Contest for the Taylor Trophy 2015

The eliminators for the 2015 contest
will be held on
Saturday 28 March
at St Nicholas Liverpool, St Chad Shrewsbury and Wakefield Cathedral

St Nicholas Liverpool (Draw at 11:00 in church)
Bristol, High Wycombe, Liverpool, Melbourne, Southwark, Towcester
Food & drink in church from 10:00

St Chad Shrewsbury (Draw at 11:00 in church)
Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter, Reading, Stockton-on-Tees, University of London, York
Food & drink in church hall and local pubs
from 10:00

Wakefield Cathedral (Draw at 11:30 in church)
ASCY, Guildford, Leeds, Newcastle under Lyme, Oxford, St Paul’s, SRCY
Food and drink in the Treacy Hall from 10:00

Three teams from each eliminator
will go forward to the final in Norwich
on Saturday 27 June

Everyone is welcome,
whether you’re participating or not!

See for further details

Central Council Announcements


Registered as a Charity

Registered Charity no. 270036

The second session of the 42nd Council
will be held on MONDAY 25th May 2015 at
the Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull.

Nominations for the post of Public Relations Officer, and for election to Life Membership of the Council, in all cases signed by two Members of the Council, must reach me by 25th March. Nominations for Additional Members, accompanied by a single supporting statement of not more than 250 words and signed by two Representative, Life or Ex-officio Members of the Council, must also reach me by 25th March.

Notices of Motion, also signed by two Council Members, must reach me by 13th April.

Society secretaries are reminded that subscriptions for 2015,
at £30 per representative, if not already paid, are now due.

Unless already notified, please let me know of any changes
of representatives or of their addresses since the last meeting.

MARY BONE, Hon Secretary


Tower Announcements



Morning Ringing - all towers open for 1 hour

            Route 1                         Route 2                          Route 3

10.00   Holford 6, 8-1-0               Burnham on Sea 8, 22 cwtAshcott 6, 12-0-21     

10.30   Nether Stowey 6, 11-0-27                                        West Huntspill 6, 22-3-24           Moorlinch 6, 19-1-13           

11.00   Over Stowey 6, 7-2-5       Pawlett 6, 14-2-16            Middlezoy  6, 14 cwt

            Fiddington 6, 7-3-4         

11.30   Cannington 6, 18-3-18     Puriton 6, 14 cwt              Westonzoyland 6, 19-3-19

                                                   12.00 Bridgwater , 22 cwt

                                                   13.00 Woolavington 8, 10-2-24

14.00 Service at Woolavington

15.00 AGM in Cossington Village Hall
Followed by Tea

Evening Ringing – all towers open for 1 hour

            Route 1                         Route 2                          Route 3

18.00   Durleigh 6, 10-0-4            Chedzoy 6, 12-3-10          Bawdrip 4, 8 cwt

18.30   Wembdon 6, 12 ½ cwt     Highbridge 8, 2-3-17         Shapwick 6, 11-1-8

Please see for listings with postcodes/grid references
and any amendments to the advertised programme.

Jay Bunyan, General Secretary

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01749 812797                                                                                                             


Ely D.A. AGM and Striking Competition

Saturday 2 May 2015

The 8 bell Inter District Striking Competition will be held at Bluntisham from 2.30pm

General ringing at Somersham 3-4pm
and at St Ives 3.30-4.30pm

4.30pm Service at St Ives followed by tea

AGM 6pm in St Ives Church Hall

It is proposed to ratify the following grants:

Stretham – £8,600 and £8,600 loan, also £150;

Gamlingay – £110

Ramsey – £300

Swaffham Bulbeck – £2,000

It is also proposed to delete Rule 12b and make changes to Rules 5, 6, 9 a) and 13 vi).

Further details as required
from the General Secretary.

Names for tea to Sue Bates This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 01480 496370 by Saturday 25 April.



Open Days

43rd Annual Inveraray Ringing Festival

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015

Ringing Times:

Friday 24 July 6-8pm,
Saturday 25 July 2-4.30pm & 6-7.30pm,
Sunday 26 July 1.30-3.30pm.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .






This year’s Ringing Day will be hosted by the Central Bucks Branch


Full details later

Proceeds will go to the
Oxford Diocesan Bell Fund

Open Days


Saturday 11th April 2015

St James the Great, HANSLOPE

9.30am   Stoke Goldington (6)   SP831491

10am      Tyringham (5)             SP859467

10.30amEmberton (6)              SP884494T

11am      Sherrington (5)           SP890467T

11.30amNorth Crawley (6)       SP926446

12 noon  Newport Pagnell (8)    SP877439T

12.30pm                                   Milton Keynes Village
               (6)                          SP887391T

1.30pm  Woughton on the Green
               (6)                          SP876376T

2pm       Wavendon (6)             SP911371T

2.30pm  Great Brickhill (8)         SP901307T

3pm       Shenley (6)                 SP831367T

3.30pm  Loughton (6)               SP837378T

4pm       Calverton (6)               SP790390T

4.30pm  Passenham (5)            SP780394

5pm       Old Wolverton (6)       SP803412T

5.30pm  Hanslope (8)               SP803467T

All towers will be open for one hour T = Toilets

Day Tickets £10 (available at first 3 towers)
or £1 per tower

Refreshments available at some towers.
Tea & cakes at Hanslope.

Please do come along and support
our Bell Restoration Project.

If you require any more information,
please contact Roy Keeves

(01908 510105)
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



General Announcements


Appointment of Directors

In accordance with Article 26 of the Company’s constitution, one-third of the Directors are
subject to retirement by rotation. Mr N R D Orchard, Mr C M Parker and Mrs C F Roulstone
retire. Mr N R D Orchard and Mrs C F Roulstone, being eligible, are willing to be reappointed.

Article 29 requires that notice of intention to propose a person as a Director should be sent
to the undersigned, together with a note of willingness to be appointed by the nominee.

The notice should give the name of the nominee, address, occupation and any other directorships
(these being particulars that have to be included in the Company’s Register of Directors).
The notice may be given in writing or by e-mail.

Proposals may be made by any member of the Company who is still a member of the Central
Council at the time of nomination. Proposers should submit information about candidates for
Directorship for inclusion in the agenda and also confirm that the nominee is not disqualified
from holding office (see Article 36). Nominees are not required to be members of the
Central Council.

Nominations may be made up to 8th May. However, only those received by 24th April can
be included in the papers for the Annual General Meeting.

Mrs C F ROULSTONE, Company Secretary,
3, Stocks Farm Cottages,
The Street, Bramley,
Hampshire RG26 5BP
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Weekday Meetings and Practices

EAST DERBYS AND WEST NOTTS ASSOCIATION. AGM to be held at St Andrew’s, Swanwick, Derbyshire (6) on Easter Monday 6th April 2015. Afternoon ringing 3-4:30pm followed by service, refreshments and business meeting. Evening ringing thereafter until 8pm. Names for tea please to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01773 609474. All visitors welcome.                                                                [1154]

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 8 April 2015 (Note date change) at Moulton 2-4pm. All abilities welcome.                                                              [1155]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Wednesday, 1 April 2015. Holy Week Practice at Manchester Town Hall 7-9pm.          [1144]

Meetings on Monday April 6

KCACR. AGM – Monday 6th April 2015. Service at St Michael and All Angels, Marden TN12 9HP at 12 noon. Lunch will be available at the Marden Memorial Hall, Goudhurst Road, Marden TN12 9JX at 1pm, cost £10. Lunch can be booked via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Online payments preferred – KCACR Maidstone District A/C No: 83298878, Sort Code: 60-60-08, use the reference AGM Meal and inform the Treasurer once paid. For those not online postal applications to Mrs Sue Bassett, 23 Hanmer Way, Staplehurst, Tonbridge Kent TN12 0NR. Cheques payable to KCACR, and send SAE if you would like acknowledgement sent. No tickets to be allocated, names will be checked on a list at the door. Parking is limited at the hall and should be used by those of limited mobility only. Free parking available behind the library in the High Street, postcode TN12 9DP. Tower routes for the day available by request.[1081]

Meetings on Saturday April 11

LACR. Blackburn Branch. Meeting at Waddington 3.30-5pm, followed by tea & evening ringing 6.30-8pm at Whalley. Names for tea to Branch Secretary Simon Butterworth either by email or phone on 07928 102552 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than Wednesday 8th April please.               [1159]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Quarterly, Sat April 11th. Ringing at Codicote (8) 3:30-5pm; service, tea, meeting. Eve ringing Knebworth (8) 7-8.45pm.Names for tea to Jill Pearce 01438 820579 by Wed 8th April. All welcome. [1158]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Northchurch (8) 3pm, Service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Valerie Clark, 01442 862613.           [1157]

SDGR. Dorchester Branch Striking Competition Saturday, 11th April at St Laurence, Upwey. Draw 2.30pm. service 4p.m. followed by tea and business meeting. Numbers for tea please to Andrea Jacob tel. 01305 813757 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            [1161]

Meetings on Saturday April 25

YACR. Sheffield and District Branch. Branch Practice, Saturday 25 April 2015 4-5pm Harworth (6). 5.30-6.30pm Bawtry (6).                                                              [1163]

Meetings on Saturday May 23

YACR. Sheffield and District Branch. Branch Practice, Saturday 23 May 2015. 4.30-6pm South Anston (8).      [1164]