Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5647 (July 19 2019) and in the two preceding issues

Funeral Announcements

SUSAN E MARSHALL. Sue’s funeral will take place at 1pm Friday 26th July at St Peter’s Church, Kineton followed by private family burial. Everyone is invited to Kineton Village hall after the service for light refreshments and pink fizz. No flowers – donations instead to Myton Hospice and St Peter’s Church, Kineton either on the day or via the funeral directors, R Locke & Son, Southam Street, Kineton, CV35 0JN. At Sue’s request no black – just ‘the colours of nature’. Numbers are needed to plan refreshments – please let me know by email if you are planning to attend This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Graham Nabb.       [6039]


I would like to thank the many kind people who have sent condolences by card or by email to me and Claire, on the death of my daughter Susan. David J Marshall.[6040]

Change of Address


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New! for

Doubles Enthusiasts!

Asymmetric Plain Doubles
Methods Disentangled

by Robin E. H. Woolley

Book 3 in our Doubles series continues the story from A Compendium of Plain Doubles Methods, and examines those methods which don’t have palindromic symmetry. It explains how to determine whether they will produce true extents, how to arrange extents if they will, and how to arrange a block of 240 if no extent is possible.

AS booklet, 56pp, £4.50 including UK P&P, from Anne Phillipson 9 Ebbsgrove, Laughton, MIL TON KEYNES, MKS 88D, cheques payable to The Whiting Society, or easier still, visit our website:

… and buy on-line. Debit and credit cards accepted.


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Books for Bellringers

Let the Whiting Society be your natural choice for specialist books – we now have 36 titles available on a wide variety of topics of interest to ringers. Take a look at our on-line shop at

Historical – Bells, Bellfounders, Ringers

For Beginners – Ropesight, Listening, Plain Hunt, Bob Doubles

Technical – Methods, Composition, Doubles, Minor, Triples

Whiting Society publications are available via the website, debit and credit cards accepted, and through the better Guild and Association bookstalls.

The Whiting Society of Ringers

For new (and struggling) ringers and their teachers:

Six steps to progress

Carry on Counting   £3
Handy little book for raw beginners – plain hunting

Doubles or Quit         £6
Comprehensive tutorial in Plain Bob Doubles

From Rounds to Ropesight  £10
Book and DVD to learn ropesight in your armchair

Come on! Listen to it!          £15
Book and DVD to learn listening skills in your armchair

Plain Bob Minor – A Mine of Information £6
Comprehensive tutorial in Plain Bob Minor

How to Learn Methods        £4
What it says on the tin

Available from our on-line shop at:

Also available from the Association of Ringing Teachers and from the better Guild/Association bookstalls


University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

General Announcements


Appointment of Directors

In accordance with Article 26 of the Company’s constitution, one-third of the Directors are subject to retirement by rotation. Mr N R D Orchard, Mr W A Hibbert and Mr R A Smith retire. Mr R A Smith, being eligible, is willing to be reappointed.

Article 29 requires that notice of intention to propose a person as a Director should be sent to the undersigned, together with a note of willingness to be appointed by the nominee.

The notice should give the name of the nominee, address, occupation and any other directorships (these being particulars that have to be included in the Company’s Register of Directors). The notice may be given in writing or by e-mail.

Proposals may be made by any member of the Company who is still a member of the Central Council at the time of nomination. Proposers should submit information about candidates for Directorship for inclusion in the agenda and also confirm that the nominee is not disqualified from holding office (see Article 36). Nominees are not required to be members of the Central Council.

Nominations may be made up to 30th August 2019. However, only those received by 12th August 2019 can be included in the papers for the Annual General Meeting.

Claire F Roulstone, Company Secretary,

3, Stocks Farm Cottages, The Street,


Hampshire RG26 5BP

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Weekday Meetings and Practices

Meetings on Saturday July 6

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Ringing at Stevington 16:30 to 17:30 followed by picnic tea then quarterly meeting at Oakley at 18:15 and evening ringing until 20:30. Ringers of all abilities welcome.  [3001]

Meetings on Friday July 12

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Ringing with a short business meeting at Stanwick, 3-6pm. Surprise practice at Orlingbury from 10.30am.     [3011]

Meetings on Saturday July 13

CHESTER DIOCESAN GUILD. Wirral Branch. Afternoon Meeting at St Nicholas, Burton, CH64 5TJ. From 2pm until 5pm, concentrating on treble bob with Kent & Oxford TB. More information on 07854 633185.    [3002]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Flamstead (6) 3pm, service 5.30pm followed by business meeting and BBQ. Names for BBQ this weekend to Rachael Connor, 07811 864722.               [3003]

KCACR. Canterbury District. Quarterly Meeting at St Michael & All Angels, Throwley on Saturday 13th July. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea, meeting and further ringing. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01227 720121 as soon as possible please.  [3004]

LACR. Furness and South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday July 13th at St John the Baptist Church, Flookburgh. Ringing from 2.30pm until 4.30pm will be followed by refreshments. All are very welcome to join us.            [3005]

LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. Saturday 13th July. Ringing at Studley 10:15 to 11:00, Coughton 11:30 to 12:10, Aston Cantlow 14:30 to15:00 and Claverdon 15:45 to 16:30.     [3006]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Rochdale Branch. Meeting Saturday 13th July 2019. Joint Meeting with YACR Western Branch. 3-5pm Burnley St Peter, 5.30pm tea (£5.00) at Heptonstall Church, 7-8.30pm Heptonstall, St Thomas. Names for tea to Jane Lynch by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text (07807 159086) by Sunday 7th July please. All welcome.               [3007]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting, Saturday 13th July at Braunston. Ring at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Willoughby 7-8.30pm. Names for tea to Annette Iles Tel. no. 01788 891712, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .[3009]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice and QBM at Yatesbury. Ringing at 15:00, service at 16:30 followed by bring and share tea and quarterly business meeting. Evening ringing.               [3008]

Meetings on Saturday July 20

CHESTER D.G. South Branch. Evening Outing. Ringing at Tarvin 5-6pm then Christleton 6.15-7.15pm, followed by pub meal. Further details[3010]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Ringing with a short business meeting at Stanwick, 3-6pm. Surprise practice at Orlingbury from 10.30am.     [3011]

Meetings on Saturday July 27

LACR. Fylde Branch. N.B. 4-6pm. Ansdell (8).        [3013]

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