Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5409 (December 26 2014) and in the two preceding issues


DENNIS WHENT. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dennis Whent of Shrub End, Colchester,who passed away on 8th December at the age of 83. Dennis was the only person to have rung at Shrub End continuously since the installation of the bells in 1962. He will be sadly missed. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 30th December 11.30am at All Saints, Shrub End, Colchester[6084]

Christmas Greetings

I WOULD LIKE TO WISH all my ringing friends a good Christmas and New Year and thank you so much for all your love and support during Alan’s illness and afterwards. SWAZ APTER.         [6081]

JOYCE & STEVE BARTON. Wish all their ringing friends and families a Happy Christmas and prosperous 2015.           [6079]

WARMEST GREETINGS. For Christmas and every good wish for 2015, from George and Diana Pipe to all our ringing friends.     [6076]

STAN RUDDLESDEN of long Buckby. Wishes all his ringing friends a very Happy Christmas.[6082]

MARTIN TURNER (Farnborough) wishes all his ringing friends a very merry Christmas and all a Happy New Year.      [6077]


MINSTER Chris’s 60th. I would like to thank the Quarter and Monday peal bands for their footnotes, to all for their best wishes and the cards, to the Franklins and Prestons, especially Tessa for the great party on the day. [5017]

Change of Address


BOOKS BY STEVE COLEMAN. £14.95 each. There are now Five. Gift Wrapping Free, posted same day. Discounts 3 or more. Tel 01452 831197.[4073]

by Maureen Cubitt

A new history of the bells and ringers of St Peter Mancroft,
Norwich. Stories of ringers past and present and marking
300 years of peal ringing at this iconic tower.

£10 + £3 UK P&P

Cheques payable to
'St Peter Mancroft PCC Appeal300'

Online payment details by request
from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Simon Smith, 23 Beatrice Road,
Norwich. NR1 4BB.


For sale / wanted

VIRTUAL BELFRY 3.0, now a simulator. New and unique features for teaching and method/striking practice. Free trial copy from            [6073]

AT LAST… the first ever peal of SCIENTIFIC TRIPLES on 3 CDs. The whole peal, rung in 1958 available for £15, postage free or £12 by hand. Also the first ever peal of SILENT AND NON-CONDUCTED SPLICED SURPRISE MAXIUMS in 4 CDs the whole peal rung in 1973 at Margaret’s Leicester available for £15 postage free, or £12 by hand. Now also available in MP3 Format. Delivery is approximately 4 weeks from Michael P Moreton, 86 Brighton Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6AD. Please include cheque with order.[6067]

Abel for Windows PCs

Mobel for iPhone/iPod/iPad

Mabel for Apple Mac

Abel is the world’s most popular ringing simulator for both home and tower use, used by 5,500+ ringers. Mabel provides Abel’s main home-use features on an Apple Mac. Mobel is a simulator for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad: “a belfry in your pocket”.

Use Abel or Mabel to ring, conduct or print anything from call changes and Plain Hunt to Spliced Surprise, on 3 to 24 bells.
Use Mobel to ring or conduct plain courses or touches of any method on 4-16 bells, or ring spliced, or see the line of any method.

Details, and ordering, at Mobel is in the App Store. All profits to charity, including The Ringing Foundation.


University Announcements

LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITIES SOCIETY. Contrary to the date listed in the Ringing World Diary for 2015, the LUSCR Annual Dinner will take place at the Britannia Adelphi Hotel on Saturday 21st February 2015. Tickets for the event, price £32, are now available, and may be purchased from the Master, Miss Lillian Halewood, who may be contacted on 07552 473975 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and she will provide details of payment methods. The Master may also be contacted for details of accommodation at the Adelphi. This year our guest speakers are Rev Dr Crispin Pailing (Rector of Liverpool Parish Church) and Mr John Fielden (Master of the Society 1962/3). A tour and peal attempt are being arranged on the Wirral, other activities as usual.                                  [5015]

Guild / Association Announcements


197th March 4th Dinner

to be held on

Saturday, 7th March, 2015
Appleton Village Hall
6pm for 6.30pm

Tickets (£36) and further information
from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ringing Courses



From Thursday, 9th April
to Sunday, 12th April, 2015

Groups from Rounds and Calls to Surprise Major

6 Practical sessions

Additional opportunities to practise
Raise & Fall
Listening and timing
Handbells (change ringing and tunes)

For a full programme and application form, visit, or write to the course secretary Ms Alison Moreton, 1 Silcoates Drive, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield WF2 0UR, enclosing a C5 (229mm x 162mm) stamped addressed envelope.
Closing date for applications: 31st January, 2015.



9th - 11th April 2015

A 3 day non-residential course

Based at Honywood School,
Coggeshall, Essex

Tutor Groups ranging from Foundation Skills and Call Changes
through Plain Bob & Grandsire to Stedman, Surprise Major
and Calling & Conducting.

Other ringing related lectures may include:
handbell ringing, belfry maintenance,
calling simple touches, and achieving
good striking, all of which are available
to students and helpers.

Helpers are also required for each group.
If interested please write to the address below.

For a brochure and application form please send
a stamped self-addressed envelope (C5 size) to:

Mrs Mary Bone, 11 Bullfields,
Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9DB

or visit the EACR website

Closing date for applications is Friday 13th February 2015


Weekday Meetings and Practices

SOUTHWELL AND NOTTINGHAM DIOCESAN GUILD. South Notts District. District meeting on Thursday 18th December at St Peter’s, Ruddington at 7.30pm.    [4125]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Thursday 1st January 2015. New Year’s Day meeting.
Ringing at St Nicholas’ Church, Great Munden from 11-12 noon. All welcome.         [4125]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

L&MDA. Practice at Newport Cathedral on Fri 2 Jan from 10.30am. All welcome.            [4126]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Tuesday 6th January 2015. District 10 bell Practice.Ringing at All Saints’ Church, Hertford from 19.45-21.00. All welcome.   4130

Meetings on Saturday December 20

LEICESTER D.G. Melton District. Meeting Saturday 20th December 7-8.30pm at Branston (6). All abilities welcome.      [4124]

Meetings on Saturday December 27

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Afternoon Ringing Meeting at Caddington (6) 4.30-6pm. All Welcome.                                                             [4123]

KEGWORTH, LEICS. Surprise Major Practice on a selection of the Standard Eight methods 2pm start. All Welcome.      [4124]

Meetings on Saturday January 3

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Annual Meeting. Ringing at Benington (8) 3.30-5pm, followed by Service, Tea and Meeting; Evening ringing until 8.45pm. Names for tea to Elizabeth Cranfield 01462 423948 by Wed 31st December.  All welcome.                                               [4127]

HERTFORD C.A. Watford District. ADM at Aldenham at 6.15pm, Service at 4.30pm Ringing at 3pm and afterwards until 8pm, Names for tea to Louise Bourton 01923 469580 by Wednesday 31st December.               [4128]

PDGCBR. Guilsborough Branch. AGM and tea, Guilsborough 15.30.  Phone 01788 822598 for details and price of tea. Evening ringing at Guilsborough.               [4129]

Meetings on Saturday January 10

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Biggleswade District. ADM at Eaton Socon (8) Service 4.30, Tea 5.15 Meeting 6pm. Evening ringing approx. 7.15-8.30.         [4137]

GUILDFORD D.G. Chertsey ADM at St Lawrence Chobham 3pm, Ringing 4.30pm, Service followed by tea and meeting 5.30pm. Names for tea to Chris Hill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 8th January.              [4131]

PDG. Daventry Branch. AGM 10th January at Holy Cross Church Daventry. Ringing 3pm, service 4.30 followed by tea, meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Deena Johnson tele. 705102 by Thurs prior.             [4132]

SDGR. Dorchester Branch. Quarterly meeting 10th January, 2015 at St. Andrew’s, Preston. Ringing from 3pm, service 4pm, followed by tea and business meeting. Please give numbers for tea to Mike Foggon tel. 01305 833421 by the previous Wednesday. Thank you. All welcome.     [4133]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE D.G. North Notts District. AGM Saturday 10th January at St Swithuns East Retford (10). 3pm ringing, 4.30pm Service and tea, AGM 7pm evening ringing. Names for tea to Sara Hardie ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) tele 01777 705877 by 8th January.              [4134]