Notices and Adverts
Notices published in issue 5500 (September 23 2016) and in the two preceding issues
BRIAN DOWNIE. Brian died on September 9th aged 77 after a long illness. A service to celebrate Brian’s life will be held at All Saints Church, West Bromwich on Wednesday 28 September at 12.15pm. The service will be followed by cremation at Sandwell Crematorium. 
Change of Address
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Central Council Announcements
‘PR MATTERS’ DAY, WELLESBOURNE, 25TH FEB 2017
This day is intended to attract PR officers of ringing societies, with something for the experienced PR person as well as the less experienced (including the many of you who were probably not sure what you were getting yourself into when you volunteered!), as well as anyone else who is generally interested in promoting bellringing. The event is not exclusive to PR officers, and many ringers will want to contribute their views on how we can ‘market’ bell ringing more effectively, or you may just want to find out more about the subject.
There will be a mix of external experts, panel discussion and group work to define the key elements which make public relations a success (or a failure), and we will develop action plans to become more effective, as well as overcome any barriers we face. Sharing lots of ideas, interesting initiatives and experience is the plan, and participants will get to know, and compare notes with, other ringers facing the same issues as themselves.
The cost, which includes buffet lunch and refreshments, is £18. Application forms will be sent to societies via the usual routes as well as posted on the CCCBR website, so please look out for them and apply early to avoid disappointment.
Central Council PR Committee
ST ANDREW’S, BIGGLESWADE, BEDFORDSHIRE. Dedication of the new ring of ten and Ringing Centre – Sunday 25th September, 5pm. Following major works by John Taylor & Co, all are most welcome to the Dedication Service of the restored and augmented ring of ten bells at St Andrew’s, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, and the commissioning of the new Ringing Centre by the Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith on Sunday 25th September at 5pm. Refreshments and an opportunity for general ringing following the invited bands will be available. JE. www.biggleswadebells.org.uk. 
HERTFORD C.A. Herts Open Day. Saturday 29th October. 22 towers up and down the A1.
Weekday Meetings and Practices
NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 5th October at Thrapston (NN14 4LE) 2-4pm. Method Superlative Surprise Major. All abilities welcome. 
L&MDA. Practice at Llanishen (GF) on Fri 30 Sept from 10.30am. All welcome.
TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 22nd September. 11.30am Georgeham, 2.30pm Mortehoe. All welcome.
Meetings on Saturday September 10
LACR. Liverpool Branch. The next Business Meeting will be held at Christ Church Bootle L20 9HJ on Saturday 10th September at 10am-12noon. A business meeting will be held around 11am. 
LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. 10th September Outing, 10.30 to 11.00 Mollington, 11.30 to 12.00 Shotteswell, Lunch at the Barley Mow, Warwick Road, 1.30 to 2.00 Wroxton, 2.30 to 3.15 Tadmarton, Tea at the Oaks Coffee Shop, Cotefield Nurseries, Oxford Road, 4.30 to 5.15 Bodicote. A short business meeting will be held during the Outing. 
NDA. Northern Branch. There will be a Business Meeting at St Margaret’s, Drayton on Saturday 10th September at 3pm. Tea and cake. All welcome. 
Meetings on Saturday September 17
HERTFORD COUNTY ASSOCIATION. Bishop’s Stortford District. Ringing and Business Meeting, Barkway, Saturday 17 September 2016. 15:00-15:45 business meeting, 16:00-17:00 ringing (8-bell, GF).
SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM DIOCESAN GUILD. Newark District. Saturday 17th September, Mini-Outing. Welton, 1.45-2.30pm, Dunholme 2.45-3.30pm, Eagle 4-4.45pm, North Scarle 5-5.45pm. £5 per ringer. All welcome.
CHESTER D.G. South Branch. Evening Outing, 4.45pm ringing at St Mary, Rostherne then 6.15pm, St Werburgh, Warburton, followed by a meal 7.30pm at The Swan with 2 Nicks, Little Bollington (NB no access to Rostherne from A556). Further details contact Mary Stanwell 01270 628900 or cdgsouth.org.uk 
DERBY D.A. Peak District. Meeting at Chapel-en-le-Frith (6) 5.30-6.30pm and New Mills (8) 7-8.30pm. All welcome. 
DERBY D.A. Southern District. Meeting at Breaston (6) 2.30-4pm. All welcome. 
LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. 17th September Joint Practice with Doncaster & District at Barnby Dun (6) 2.30-4pm and Thorne (8) 4.30-6pm. Followed by tea at The Kings Chamber, Doncaster, DN8 4JE. 
NORWICH DAR. Western Branch. Saturday 17th September at St Mary’s, Gressenhall (10). 18:30 Branch Meeting in the church (tea and biscuits provided). Ringing from approx. 19:00. All welcome. 
PETERBOROUGH DIOCESAN GUILD. Summer Festival & Inter Branch 8 Bell Striking Competition, Saturday September 17th 2016. Open Ringing - Chacombe (6) 2.45-3.30pm. Competition Ringing - Brackley 4-6.20pm (Running Buffet at Brackley Church Hall 4.-6pm). Meeting, Summer Festival Prize Draw and results from 6.30pm. Open ringing - Whitfield (6) 7.30-8.30pm (approx). All welcome. 
SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM DIOCESAN GUILD. Newark District. Saturday 17th September, Mini-Outing. Welton, 1.45-2.30pm, Dunholme 2.45-3.30pm, Eagle 4-4.45pm, North Scarle 5-5.45pm. £5 per ringer. All welcome. 
Including the Final of the
Competition @ Silsden (BD20 0PB)
North Rigton (LS17 0DF) 12:30-13:30 3cwt (6)
Ilkley (LS29 9DS) 13:30-14:3018cwt (8)
Addingham (LS29 0QS) 14:30-15:30 10cwt (6)
Kildwick (BD20 9BB) 15:30-16:30 15cwt (8)
Silsden (BD20 0PB) 16:30-17:006cwt (6)
Service 17:00 at Silsden
Tea followed by Meeting
Names for Tea by Wednesday 14th September 2016 at the latest
Meetings on Saturday September 24
LACR. Fylde Branch. St Anne’s, St Anne (8) 14:00-16:00. 
P.D.G. Culworth Branch. Monthly Branch Ring will take place on Saturday 24th Sept from 7.30-9pm at Whitfield. All are welcome. 
BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Evening Meeting at Toddington (8) 7-8.30pm. All welcome.
SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM D.G. Mansfield District. Evening Meeting, Saturday 24th September at Hucknall, 7pm. All welcome.
Meetings on Saturday October 1
B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. AGM at Westonzoyland. Bells 3pm, Service 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. 
BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. St Andrew’s, Bedford 3.30pm ringing before service at 4.30pm, followed by tea in The Holt Room, then quarterly meeting at 6pm. Evening ringing at St Peter’s, Bedford 7-8.30pm. Special method Double Norwich Court Bob Major. All welcome. 
HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Quarterly Meeting. Ringing at Little Wymondley (6) 3.30-4.45pm; service 5pm at Great Wymondley (6), tea, meeting followed by eve ringing 7-8.45pm. SM Bob Minor. Names for tea 01438 724919 by Wed 28th Sept. Also, Basic Methods Practice, Sat15th Oct, Sandon (6) 3.30-5pm. All welcome.
Meetings on Saturday October 8
GUILD OF RAILWAY RINGERS. Meeting in York, Saturday 8th October, first tower All Saints, North Street 10.45. Further details on website or contact Chris Mew on 01926 402273. All welcome.