Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5496 (August 26 2016) and in the two preceding issues


MARJORIE FRANCES MATTHEWS, beloved wife of Frank, mother to Hazel and Carol, sadly passed away peacefully on 9th August 2016 aged 85. Funeral to be held at 2.15pm on 23rd August 2016 at Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Chatham ME5 9QU and afterwards at the Manor Suite, Best Western Manor Hotel Gravesend, Hevercourt Road, DA12 5UQ. Further enquiries to Lewis Solomon 01474 352261. Family flowers only please, although donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK will be gladly accepted. If you would like to donate, please visit or contact Lewis Solomon.           [6048]

Change of Address


CAROL RINGING AND MORE (38 tunes – £7) and HYMNS AND THINGS (55 TUNES – £9), music books in towerbell number notation fully harmonized for 1½ octaves of handbells in any key, copies post free from Don Bedford, Arwel, Jesse Road, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7DP. Tel/fax 01834 869061.                                  [6049]

For sale / wanted

University Announcements

OXFORD UNIVERSITY SOCIETY OF CHANGE RINGERS congratulates all Freshers gaining places at Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities, and invites them to join the OUS. Please come and find us at the Freshers’ Fair and come to the Freshers’ practice at St Mary Magdalen on Saturday 8th October 14:00-15:00. Practices Tuesdays 19:45 at Mary Mag and alternate Mondays 19:30 at St Thomas. Contact the Master at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see for more details. All welcome – we look forward to meeting you!     [3059]

Guild / Association Announcements

Long Length Attempts

An attempt will be made to ring 10080 CORNWALL SURPRISE MAJOR at Dore on Saturday 1 October 2016, commencing at 10:00. Simon Reading.          [5014]

I give notice of a peal of 12,144 ZANUSSI S MAXIMUS on 3 Sept 2016 starting at 9am at St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge in the City of London, by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths. It will be attempted as part of the City’s commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Dickon R Love. [5013]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Tuesday 30th August 2016. District 10 bell Practice. Ringing at All Saints’ Church, Hertford from 19:45 to 21:00. All welcome.               [3060]

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 7th September at Whilton (NN11 2NU) 2-4pm. Method Lincolnshire Surprise Major. All abilities welcome.              [3061]

L&MDA. Practice at Nash (GF) on Fri 26 Aug from 10.30am. All welcome.     [3052]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Wigan Branch. 10 bell practice from 7.30-9pm at All Saints, Wigan on Monday 22nd August 2016. All welcome.  [3053]

TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 25th August.11:30 Bere Ferrers. 14:30 Callington. All welcome.                  [3054]

Meetings on Saturday August 20

P.D.G. Culworth Branch. Monthly Branch Ring will take place on Saturday 20th Aug from 7.30-9pm at Middleton Cheney. All are welcome. [3055]

DERBY D.A. Peak District. Ringing at Youlgreave (12) 6.30-8.30pm. All welcome.        [3050]

HERTFORD C.A. Bishops Stortford District. Ringing at Braughing (8-bell) 16:00-17:30.        [3051]

Meetings on Saturday August 27

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Evening Meeting at Tilsworth (6) 7-8.30pm. All welcome.                                            [3056]

HERTFORD C.A. Association 12/10-Bell Practice at Hitchin St Mary, 7-8.30pm. All standards catered for. Special methods Cambridge Maximus & London Royal.               [3057]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 15:00-17:00. Lytham, St John (6)           [3058]

Meetings on Saturday September 3

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Thurleigh 7 to 8pm and Bolnhurst 8.15 to 9pm. Special methods Norwich Surprise Minor, and Plain, Reverse and Double Bob Minimus. All welcome.               [3062]

EACR. SE District Meeting. Maldon, All Saints. Ringing 4pm. Meeting 5.30pm in church. No names for Tea: Wetherspoon’s post-meeting. [3063]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice. Ringing at Aston (6) 6.30-7.30; Benington (8) 7.30-8.45pm. Also Friday September 16th, Surprise Practice at Knebworth (8) 7.30-9pm. All welcome.                                                              [3064]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Wigan Branch. Meeting at Southport, St. John’s, Crossens 3.30-5pm and Southport, Emmanuel 6.30-8pm. Tea at Emmanuel. Names for tea to Celia Hughes-D’Aeth 01704 532745 by Wednesday 1st September. All welcome.               [3065]

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