Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5444 (August 28 2015) and in the two preceding issues

Personal announcements

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. Post free from Don Bedford, Arwel, Jesse Road, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7DP. Tel/fax 01834 869061.              [6118]

For sale / wanted



For Tower and Personal use as;
Peal and/or Quarter Peal Record Books
Record Book for Towers visited
Tower Peal Records and/or Visitors Book

Send stamp for sample sheets and prices


Bind a year’s Ringing World at home
£13.50 each
(with guards)
£12.50 each
(without guards)
inclusive of postage and packing
Colours: Maroon, Navy and Dark Green

Cheques payable to Mrs. P. Coles
Alma Cottage, Merston, Isle of Wight PO30 3DQ

Tel: 01983 300101 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [6117]

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

Are you coming to the UNIVERSITY OF LONDON this year? Congratulations! The ULSCR practices are held on Thursdays from 7-8.30pm at St Olave’s, Hart Street (near Tower Hill) starting on 1st October. Freshers Reception (FREE food and drink!) is 22nd October. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see             [5015]

Guild / Association Announcements

NORTH AMERICAN GUILD. AGM. 1-4 October 2015, Shreveport, Louisiana. For more details and registration forms see or contact Candace Higginbotham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .           [3055]

Central Council Announcements


What lessons can we learn from our history
to help us face the future?

Joint event organised by
the CC Library & Biographies Committees.

We promise you a thought provoking day
with three speakers.

An opportunity for society librarians and others interested in the history of ringing to meet. Bring along your treasures to share.
Sales tables available.

Date: Saturday 27 February 2016

Time: 10 for 10.30am - 4.30pm

Cost: £12 per head, including hot Lunch

Venue: St Peter’s Church Centre,
Wellesbourne, Warwicks CV35 9LS


Bookings: Stella Bianco
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01403 740010.



Open Days


Saturday 19th September 2015

In aid of the


10.00 Askerswell (6) 8-2-23 DT2 9EJ (GF)

10.20 Shipton Gorge (6) 4-3-24 DT6 4TA (GF)

10.40 Loders (6) 19-1-3 DT6 3RZ (GF)

11.00 Bradpole (8) 15-1-0 DT6 3EP (GF, T, R)

11.20 Bridport (8) 21-0-0 DT6 3NZ

11.40 Symondsbury (6) 14-0-0 DT6 6HB

12.00 Whitchurch C (8) 16-3-26 DT6 6RQ (T)

12.20 Chideock (6) 11-0-24 a/c DT6 6RY

12.40 Lyme Regis (10) 10-3-18 DT7 3DA

13.20 Musbury (6) 14-0-0 (tbc) EX13 8DD (GF)

13.40 Kilmington (6) 10-1-4 EX13 7QZ

14.00 Northleigh (4) 9-0-0 EX24 6DE (GF)

14.20 Farway (6) 11-0-14 EX24 6EQ (GF)

14.40 Offwell (6) 7-3-9 EX14 9SA

15.00 Combe Raleigh (3) 7-0-0 EX14 4TQ (GF)

15.20 Ottery St Mary (8) 18-2-14 EX11 1DW (GF, R)

15.40 Sidbury (8) 16-1-23 EX10 0SB (T)

16.00 Colaton Raleigh (6) 12-0-0 EX10 0LL (GF)

16.20 East Budleigh (8) 10-0-16 EX9 7ED

16.40 Otterton (6) 12-0-4 EX9 7JE

17.00 Sidmouth (10) 18-2-12 EX10 8LG

17.20 Branscombe (6) 14-0-0 EX12 3DA (GF)

17.40 Beer (5) 9-0-7 EX12 3JF

18.00 Seaton (8) 11-0-4 EX12 2AP

All towers will be open for one hour.

T = Toilets, GF = Ground Floor, R = Refreshments.

£2 per tower or Day Tickets £10 available at first four towers or in advance from
Mrs Lisa Clarke, School House, Combe Raleigh, Honiton, Devon, EX14 4UL.

(Cheques payable to “CRPCC”
and please enclose an SAE.)

For more information please contact Lisa
on 01404 43929 or 07510 566840

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

Any changes will be displayed on the day.





On Saturday the 29th August
the Prittlewell Ringing Centre (Essex)
is celebrating 25 years of teaching.

Open Ringing 3 - 4pm, service 4pm followed by Tea and Evening Ringing

All welcome

Names for tea to: Peter Sloman (01702 545889) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



General Announcements

Service Engineer / Trainee Bellhanger

We currently have a vacancy for a service engineer / trainee bellhanger to organise and oversee all aspects of our annual maintenance agreements. A knowledge of bell installations is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. A full clean driving licence is required.

Duties will include:

Weekly organisation of service visits with customers, inspecting the bell installation, tightening, adjusting and undertaking minor repairs as necessary, preparing and writing up of reports to send to the customer. It is expected that the job will involve working away from home most of the week and there will be occasional weekend working. Overseas working may also be required which will include weekends.

The job also involves assisting our existing bellhangers with small bellhanging jobs.

The successful applicant will be provided with an appropriate vehicle, Company credit card, fuel card and laptop.

Hours of work are 39½ hrs per week.

Salary to be negotiated, reviewed annually.

20 days holiday per annum plus all statutory Bank Holidays. We operate a Company pension scheme.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing, together with CV, to Paul Mason, Works Director, John Taylor & Co., Freehold Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LEll lAR. Closing date for applications is 7th September 2015.



Long Length Attempts

I wish to give notice of an attempt to ring 10,080 ADDINGTON SURPRISE MAJOR at St Jude’s, Blackburn on Saturday 3rd October 2015, starting at 1pm. If successful, the peal will be credited to the Lancashire Association. George Campling.                                                              [6116]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 2nd September at Weldon (NN17 3JY), 2-4pm. Method Yorkshire Surprise Major. All abilities welcome.       [3056]

TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 27th August, 11.30am, South Molton, 2.30pm Molland. All welcome.                                                [3062]

L&MDA. Practice at Bassaleg on Friday 28 August from 10.30am. All welcome. [3052]

Meetings on Saturday August 29

P.D.G. Culworth Branch. Monthly 8 Bell Practice will take place on Saturday 29th August from 7.30-9pm, at King’s Sutton. All are welcome.                                    [3067]

HERTFORD C.A. 10 bell practice at St Peter’s, St Albans, 7-8:30pm. All standards catered for. Special method Lincolnshire.                                                             [3057]

LADIES GUILD. Central District. Meeting 29th August, 10:00-11:00 Binfield 9cwt (6) RG42 5NF, 11:30-12:30 Winkfield 13cwt (6) SL4 4SQ. Pub opposite for lunch.              [3058]

OXFORD D.G. East Berks & South Bucks Branch. Branch Practice at Marlow (8), 7-9pm. All welcome.               [3059]

SOCIETY OF SHERWOOD YOUTHS. Meeting, Hucknall (8), Nottm 7-8:30pm. Special method Chesterfield Bob Major. All welcome. [3064]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. 09:45-10:45 Forden, SY21 8NE. 11:00-12:00 Berriew, SY21 8PF. 12:15 Lunch, The Talbot Hotel, Berriew, SY21 8PJ. 14:30-15:30 Welshpool, SY21 7DP.   [3051]

Meetings on Saturday September 5

EACR. SE District Meeting, Southminster. Ringing 3pm, service 4.30pm, tea 5.15pm (NB: names to Tony Eaton (Tillingham Correspondent), 01621 779368, meeting 6pm.   [3071]

GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS. N/NW Branch. Monthly Practice at Combe Martin (8) 7-9pm. Visitors welcome.                                                              [3068]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice, Lilley (6) 6.30-7.30pm, Great Offley (6) 7.30-8.45pm. SM Little Bob Minor. Also Friday Sept 11th Surprise practice at Stevenage (8) 7.30-9pm. All welcome. [3069]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Wigan Branch. Meeting at All Saints, Rainford 3.30-5pm and 6-7.30pm. Names for tea to June Burgess 01744 883187 by Wednesday 2nd September. All welcome.         [3070]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Stevington 7.30-9pm. Special method Stedman. All welcome.  [3060]

Meetings on Saturday September 12

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at the Minster Church of St John. Ringing 3-5pm followed by business meeting. Please note: if using the Minster car park make sure you collect a pass.    [3072]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Kings Langley (8) 3pm. Service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Cathy Walwyn, 01442 250828.


Meetings on Saturday September 19

WORCESTERSHIRE & DISTRICTS CRA. Northern Branch. Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday 19 September 2015 at St Anne (8), Bewdley. Ringing from 3pm, service at 4.15pm followed by tea and business meeting. Names for tea to Chris Goode (01299 402676), e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday 4 September 2015 as organisers will not be available immediately before the meeting.            [3073]

Meetings on Saturday September 26

CHESTER DIOCESAN GUILD. AGM & 6-Bell Striking Competition, St John the Baptist Hartford. Competition ringing 3pm prompt. Service 5pm, followed by tea and AGM. Names for tea to Stephen Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by previous Tuesday. Afternoon ringing Witton St Helen (Northwich) 12.30-1.30pm, Weaverham St Mary 1.30-2.15pm. Evening ringing Great Budworth St Mary for approximately 1hr after the meeting.             [3065]