Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5436 (July 3 2015) and in the two preceding issues

Personal announcements

Change of Address


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

Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

Annual General Meeting

Saturday July 4th 2015

10:00 Inter-District 8-bell Striking Competition at Shedfield

12 noon Lunch and Informal presentation on recruitment and training

14:30 General ringing at St Peter, Curdridge

16:00 Guild Service

16:30 Tea

17:15 Meeting in Curdridge Reading Room

Names for lunch and/or tea to Simon King, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or 01329 833035

Additional open towers are

10:30-11:30 Botley

11:00-12:00 Wickham

13:00-14:00 Soberton

13:30-14:30 Droxford*

14:00-15:00 Swanmore

*Donation of £1 per ringer for tower repairs

Please see the website for agenda and papers.


Central Council Announcements


Ringing World 1971-2000 DVD £35 (Friends £30)


Bell News 1881-1915 DVD £25 (Friends £20)

Ringing World 1911-1940 DVD £25 (Friends £20)

Ringing World 1941-1970 DVD £35 (Friends £30)


Any 2 Bell News or Ringing World DVDs (excluding RW 1971-2000) £45 (Friends £35)

All 3 Bell News and Ringing World DVDs (excluding RW 1971-2000) £65 (Friends £55)

Postage & packing £1 for any number of DVDs

Order and Disorder in the Eighteenth Century plus Supplement and Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1829)

These volumes contain important newspaper extracts about church bells and bell ringing and reveal the spread of change ringing, the ‘sport’ among ringers, the distances they were prepared to travel, etc.  They are a resource for research projects, an ideal present and a good read!

The Supplement to volume 1 contains much new information on London ringing in the second half of the 18thC, as well as new material on a number of bell founders throughout the 18thC, abstracted from over 70 newspapers.

Volumes 1 & 2: £26 each (Friends £24) p&p £6 each.

Supplement: £8 (Friends £6) p&p £3
(p&p free when ordered with other volume(s))

Order form:

Cheques payable to “Friends of the CC Library” or online by request.

Address: Paul Johnson, Neuadd, Llangorse, BRECON, LD3 7TS. Tel: 01874 658670,
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Open Days

Advance Notice. THE NORWICH D.A. RINGERS OPEN DAY will be on Saturday 29th August, 2015 in Norwich and Area North of Norwich. Day tickets £12 or £2 per individual tower, 22 towers have been requested to be open. For further information please contact Betty Baines on 01379 643293 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .     [2140]

APPEAL FOR A PEAL”. St Stephen’s, Rochester Row Bell Restoration Project. Saturday, 20 June 2015. Ringing to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Towers Open for 45 minutes. 10.00, St Dunstan in the West, 10, 10-3-23; 10.30, St Margaret Pattens (tbc), 1, 6cwt; 11.00, St James, Garlickhythe, 8, 9-1-25; 11.30, St Clement Danes, 10, 21-1-23; 12.00, St Saviour’s, Pimlico, 8, 7-1-20; 12.30, St Gabriel’s Pimlico, 8, 15-3-10; 1.30, St Margaret’s, Westminster, 10, 26-0-26; 2.00, St George the Martyr, Borough, 8, 14-2-24; 2.30, St John of Jerusalem, Hackney, 8, 19-0-11; 3.00, St John, Bethnal Green (tbc)*, 3, 10-0-01; 3.30, St Mary atte Bow, 8, 13-2-23; 4.00, St Mark, Dalston, 8, 21 cwt; 4.30, St Barnabas, Homerton, 3, 5-0-20. A small charge (£1) will be made at each tower, or a day ticket will be available at the first 5 towers for £10. All money raised will go to the St Stephen’s Rochester Row Bells Appeal:                  [2131]

SALISBURY DGR. Open Day 15th August. 20+ towers starting at Mere, Wiltshire in aid of the LEBRF.     [2043]

General Announcements

The Scottish Association
of Change Ringers

welcomes all ringers to


Friday 24th July   18:00 - 20:00

Saturday 25th July14:00 - 16:30
                       & 18:00 - 19:30

Sunday 26th July13:30 - 15:30

For more details contact Angela Deakin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [2129]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Tuesday 30th June 2015. District 10 bell Practice.Ringing at All Saints Church, Hertford from 19:45 to 21:00. All welcome.          [2133]

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 1st July at Cottesbrooke (NN6 3PQ) 2-4pm. Special Method Yorkshire Surprise Major. All welcome.                   [2123]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM DIOCESAN GUILD. South Notts District meeting on Wednesday 24 June at Plumtree at 7.30pm.                                                [2124]

VETERANS AFTERNOON. Debenham, Suffolk. Wednesday July 8th. Bells 2pm, tea 4.30pm. All welcome. Muriel 01473 890350.                                                [6107]

Meetings on Saturday July 4

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Turvey 15:30, BYO picnic tea. Quarterly meeting 18:00. Ringing after until 20:30. All Welcome.                       [2134]

BWDACR. Bridgwater Branch. Quarterly Meeting at Chilton Trinity, 4th July 2015. Service 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting.                                                 [2135]

GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS. North East Branch. Quarterly Meeting at Cadbury. Ringing 3-4.30pm, service 4.30pm. Tea at Coach House, Fursdon 5.15pm. Evening ringing at Shobrooke 6.30-8pm. Names for tea to Gordon Leigh, 01844 855368, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wed 1st July.            [2136]

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Eddie Buck Trophy, Walkern (6) 4pm. Tea. results, meeting and evening ringing until 8.45pm at Stevenage (8). Names for tea to 01438 231232 by Thurs 2nd July.All welcome.              [2137]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Redbourn (6) 3pm. Service 4.30pm. Followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Mary Rixon, 01582 792401.            [2143]

KCACR. Tonbridge District. Quarterly District Meeting. Brenchley (8), ringing from 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea, meeting at 6pm and further ringing until 8.30pm. All welcome.           [2138]

LEICESTER D.G. Social. Ringing 2.30-3.30pm Grace Dieu, 3.45-4.30pm Coleorton, 6.30-7.30pm Ashby de la Zouch. Rope splicing, treasure hunt and handbells from 4.30pm at Ashby. Fish and chip tea at 5.30pm. Names for tea to Frances Marshall email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , tel 01509 828002, txt 07724 147539 by Wed 1st.            [2141]

Meetings on Saturday July 11

CALNE BRANCH. Practice at Royal Wootton Bassett. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.30pm. Followed by tea and business meeting. Evening ringing till 8pm.Tea numbers to Hester Wall please. 01793 855291.        [3001]

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Evening meeting Saturday11th July. Evening ringing at St Mary the Virgin Church, Westmill. 18:30 to 20:00. All welcome.    [3002]

LACR. Furness and South Lakeland Branch. Our next branch meeting will be held on Saturday July 11th at St Martin’s Church, Bowness-on-Windermere. Ringing from 2.30-4.30pm will be followed by afternoon refreshments. All are welcome to join us.                                               [3003]

OXFORD D.G. East Berks & South Bucks Branch. Surprise practice at Chalfont St Giles (8), 7-9pm. Special method Cornwall SM. All welcome.                                    [3004]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting 11th July Nether Heyford. Ringing 3pm, service 4.30pm, followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton 7-8.30pm. Names for tea to Jane Rands email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (preferably), telephone 01327 340678 by Thursday prior.              [3005]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM D.G. Bingham District. Afternoon ringing at Cropwell Bishop from 3.15pm followed by service, tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Colston Bassett from 6.30pm approx. Names for tea to Godfrey Allison on 01159 89927.                                        [3006]

ST DAVID’S GUILD. Monthly practice Saturday 11th July 2.30-5pm at St Tysul’s, Llandysul. All welcome.      [3007]

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at St Peter’s, Scorton. Ringing 3-5pm. All welcome.          [2139]

Meetings on Saturday July 18

LADIES GUILD. South Eastern District. All Day Outing. Saturday 18th July 2015. Details from Helen Webb ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Isabel Pearce (01732 742218). Everyone welcome.       [3008]