Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5531 (April 28 2017) and in the two preceding issues

Personal Announcements

HARRIS-SIMPSON. Diamond Wedding. On Easter Monday 22nd April 1957, at St Marys Church, Anstey, Leicestershire, David and Jeanette. Now living in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and ringing at Hertford.         [6042]


PHILIP GRAY passed away peacefully on Monday 10 April at Abbots Leigh Manor aged 90. A service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Backwell on Friday 19 May at 12 noon. This will be followed by interment of his ashes with those of his wife Joan in St Andrew’s Churchyard. There will be refreshments afterwards at Church House adjoining St Andrew’s Church. It would be helpful to let David Threlfall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you intend to come. Donations and retiring collection to St Andrew’s Church – enquiries to Arthur Davey tel 01275-852307.[6045]

CLIVE ALLEN. Died peacefully at home on 31st March. The funeral is at 12.30 on Thursday 20th April at St Peter’s Church, Kirk Hill, East Bridgford. Family flowers only, but donations for Cancer Research may be made to A.W. Lymn, Bingham and District Funeral Service, 17 Long Acre Road, Bingham, Notts., NG13 8AF.  [6041]


JILL STANIFORTH. Rosemary and Kingsley would like to thank all our friends who came to Leicester Cathedral to celebrate Jill’s life and to all who sent cards which has given great comfort. £1,395 was donated overall, to be shared with the Friends of Leicester Cathedral and the Leicester Diocesan Guild Bell Restoration Fund.          [6039]

Change of Address


For sale / wanted

18 HANDBELLS FOR SALE. Set of 12 Whitechapel bells C1820s 7D to 18G in wooden case fully restored in 1990s plus 6 accidentals to fit. Offers over £5,500. Tel: 01753 643887; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     [6044]

University Announcements



Saturday 12th – Saturday 19th August

Based at The Ammerdown Centre,
Radstock, Somerset.

The week’s cost for bed, breakfast and evening meal in en-suite accommodation will be £406 approx. In addition, organising costs will be approx. £40. Please send expressions of interest to the Secretary by 23rd April

New applicants welcome.

Hon. Sec. Margaret Horritt,
64, Downlands, Royston, Herts. SG8 5BY.
Tel. No. 0176 246018.
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Guild / Association Announcements


Ilchester Branch

What to do on 1st May …
Ring at all our towers!

See for details
Or email
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In aid of the Bell Fund.






Tea tickets – £6, Day tower tickets – £6
£1 per tower, payable on arrival)

5 towers open a.m. starting at Hellingly

2.30pm business meeting
at St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill

(Tea/coffee available from 2.15pm
for a donation)

Gentlemen’s tower available
during the business meeting

4pm Ringing at St Peter’s, Bexhill (10)

5pm Service at St Peter’s

5.45pm Tea at St Peter’s Community Centre

7.15pm Two towers open

Friday, 16th June: Practice night
at Christ Church, Eastbourne from 7-8.30pm.

For accommodation list please see the web-site

Please apply for tea/tower tickets and
tower lists to Miss I. M. Pearce, Rosings,
58 Hitchen Hatch Lane, Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN13 3AU by 31st May 2017,
enclosing a stamped addressed envelope
and a cheque payable to Miss I. M. Pearce.

Please state if any dietary requirements.



Annual General Meeting


St John the Baptist, PILLING (Lancaster Branch)


Ringing Times:   Tower Details:

09:30-10:30        Whittington (6, 13-1-21 G)

10:00-11:00        Kirkby Lonsdale           (6, 12-1-23 F#) Toilet available

(Parking is very limited near Kirkby Lonsdale church. There may be a space further up the hill on Fairbank,
or there is a car park opposite the post office on New Road, a short 3 min walk from the church)

10:30-11:30        Leck (5, 12-1-5 G)

11:00-12:00        Burton in Lonsdale        (6, 11-3-15 G) Toilet available

11:30-12:30        Melling (6, 9¾cwt Ab) Parking available in church field

12:00-13:00        Hornby (8, 10-1-7 G)

(Own arrangements for lunch)

13:30-14:45        Lancaster Priory (10, 30-2-20 Db)

14:00-15:15        Lancaster Cathedral      (10, 19-0-21 E)

14:45-15:45        Cockerham (6, 11cwt G) Toilet available

15:30-16:30        Pilling (6, 14-3-7 F) Toilet available

4.30pm SERVICE at Pilling followed by TEA at 5pm

The AGM will be held after tea at 6pm in the Parish Hall.
The bells will be available for more ringing after the meeting until 8pm.

Names for tea by Sunday 23rd April please, to: Robin Daw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or 07920 110428).
Please advise of any special dietary requirements.
A charge of approx.
£6 will be made for tea, to be paid on the day.


Annual General Meeting of the Essex Association of Change Ringers

Monday 1st May 2017 in Chelmsford Cathedral

General Ringing at the Cathedral 09:15-10:15, service 10:30 followed by AGM

Afternoon ringing:

Time      Tower    Bells       Cwt                       OS Ref   Post Code

2.00 - 3.00          High Ongar         6             11-1-0                  TL565037            CM5 9NQ

2.30 - 3.30          Bobbingworth    6             13-0-3   GF T       TL534055            CM5 0lZ

3.00 - 4.00          North Weald      6.            11-0-0                  Tl495051             CM16 8AL

3.30 - 4.30          Harlow  8             18-1-13T             Tl482114             CM17 0JT           
               St Mary & St Hugh,
               Churchgate Street

4.00 - 5.00          Matching             6             7-3-5                    TL525119            CM17 0QZ

4.00 - 6.00          Tea at Willingale

3.00 - 6.00          Willingale            6             7-3-9     S, T         Tl596073             CM5 0SJ

Tickets for tea £4 in advance, available from The Secretary, Rhona McEune The Rectory, Rectory Road, Rowhedge, Essex C05 7HR with an SAE for return of tickets, or £4.50 on the day.




Saturday 20th May 2017.

10:00-11:30        Whitchurch (6 bells 8cwt)

10:15-11:45        Lower Basildon (4 bells 10cwt)

10:30-12:00        Pangbourne (6 bells 10cwt)

10:45-12:15        Ufton Nervet (4 bells 4½cwt)

11;00-12:30        Mortimer (6 bells 7½cwt)

11:15-12:45        Stratfield Mortimer (8 bells 11¾cwt)

Ploughman’s Lunch
at St Michael’s church hall, Tilehurst.

15:30 Songs of Praise, St Michael’s, Tilehurst.

16:00 AGM in the Morlais Room,
St Michael’s, Tilehurst.

Followed by open ringing. (8 bells 17¼cwt).

Names for lunch to Joanna Knight
by 13th May, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Angela Darvill (Hon. Gen. Sec.)
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Annual General Meeting

Saturday 29 April 2017

9.30-10am          Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral (12)

10am     Holy Communion in Ringers Chapel

11am     AGM at Bailgate Methodist Church

Bring and Share Lunch

2-3.45pm             Handbell Workshop, Bailgate

2-3pm   Ringing at Welton (6)

3.15-4.15pm       Ringing at St Giles (8), Lincoln

4.30-5.20pm       Ringing at Lincoln Cathedral (12)

5.30pm Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral

Alan Payne, Master
01778 560633
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Hertford County Association

Annual General Meeting

Saturday April 22nd

               Times    Place     Dedication           No          Weight  Map Ref              Postcode              Notes

               10:00-10:45        Sandon  All Saints              6             7-3-11   TL323345            SG9 0QY               T in hall

               10:45-11:30        Wallington          St Mary6             8-1-25   TL292335            SG7 6SR               GF

               11:30-12:15        Rushden               St Mary6             6-1-15   TL395318            SG9 0SG               GF

               12.:15-13:00       Cottered              St John the Bapt               5             9-1-14   TL3I7292               SG9 9PT               GF

               13:00-13:45        WestonHoly Trinity         6             12-0-18TL266299            SG4 7DJT

               14:00-14:45        BaldockSt Mary8             26-2-22TL244339            SG6 5AE

               14:45-15:30        Norton  St Nicholas          8             9-0-2     TL232344            SG6 1AG

               15:45-16:30        Hitchin  St Mary12           17-0-16TL185291            SG5 1HP              T in Hall

               16:30     Service at St Mary, Hitchin

               17:30     Tea followed by AGM in Church House

Names for tea to Frances Cranfield 01462 435332 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
by Monday 17th April.

Further ringing until 20:45 if time permits.




MONDAY 1st MAY 2017

               09:00     Finmere               St Michael           3             10½ cwt               SP637331            GF              

               09:30     Souldern              Assumption BVM             6             7-3-6     SP523317                          

               10:00     Fritwell  St Olave               4             7½ cwt  SP252293                           T

               10:30     Caversfield          St Laurence         5             4-3-16   SP581253            GF         

               11:00     Stratton AudleySS Mary & Edburga          5             11½ cwt               SP608260               GF          T

               11:30     Launton               Assumption BVM             6             6-3-21   SP604228                          

               12:00     Ludgershall         SMV       5             9-3-16   SP660172                          

               12:30     Brill        All Saints              6             11cwt    SP656138            GF         

               13:00                    LUNCH                                                                            

               13:30     Piddington           St Nicholas          5             7½ cwt  SP640170            GF         

               14:00     Ambrosden         St Mary8             20-1-6   SP603194            GF          T

               14:30     Charlton On Otmoor       St Mary6             14-3-18SP562158                           T

               15:00     Bletchingdon      St Giles  6             8-0-1     SP506180            GF          T

               15:30     Weston on the green      St Mary6             8-0-8     SP531186                          

               16:00     Middleton Stoney            All Saints              6             9-2-12   SP531232            GF              

               16:30     Chesterton          St Mary3             11½ cwt               SP562214                          

               17:00     Bicester               St Edburg             10           15-0-7   SP583222                           T

All towers open for one hour  T = Toilet  GF = Ground-floor ring

£1 per tower, or day tickets (£15),
which are available from stewards at the first three towers on the route.


Any changes will be listed on the Guild website ( and at the first 3 towers of the day.

IMPORTANT: The start times shown here will be observed precisely.

Please do not embarrass the stewards or yourself by trying to begin ringing earlier.



Striking Competitions

& Interbranch Striking Competition

Saturday 6th May 2017

Striking Competition
Birstwith (8) 11-1-14 (HG3 2NG)

Refreshments from 10:30,
draw at 10:45, First band 11:00

General Ringing

12:00 - 13:00      Fewston, St Michael & St Lawrence (6) 5-0-2 (HG3 1SU)
(park on the street)

13:30 - 14:30      North Rigton, St John the Evangelist (6) 3-0-6 (LS17 0DF)

14:15 - 15:15      Beckwithshaw, St Michael &
All Angels (6) 13-0-15 (HG3 1TP)

15:00 - 16:00      Hampsthwaite, St Thomas à Becket (6) 10-0-8 (HG3 2HB)
(Please park on left hand side of road towards the bridge,
NOT in front of residents’ homes)

15:45 - 16:30      Birstwith, St James the Apostle (8) 11-1-14 (HG3 2NG)


16:30 - 17:00      Birstwith, St James the Apostle

Tea & AGM

17:00 - 19:00      Tea followed by AGM
and results at Birstwith

Evening Ringing

19:00 - 20:00      Knaresborough, St John the Baptist (8) 18-1-15 (HG5 9AE)

Names for tea to Pete Oldfield by Wednesday 3rd May at the latest. No name no tea.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call: 0113 2738930



Saturday 13 May 2017

The 8-bell Inter-District Striking Competition will be held at Meldreth from 2pm

General ringing at Barrington from 2-3pm
and at Melbourne from 3-4pm

Service at 4pm at Meldreth,
followed by tea at 4.45pm

AGM 5.40pm in Meldreth church.

It is proposed to vote on the ratification of a redrafting of the Association Rules, together with the newly formulated Association Regulations.

The proposed new Rules can be found on the Association website at:

The proposed new Regulations can be found at:


General Announcements

Bygone Times

Public Clocks: –
 Serviced, repaired and restored.

Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ,
South Yorkshire.

Tel:  07751 488626

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 3rd May at Corby NN17 1XF, 2-4pm. Special method Norwich Surprise. All abilities welcome.[2024]

TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 27th April.11.30am Holsworthy, 2.30pm Bradford. All welcome.  [2025]

Meetings on Saturday April 22

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Quarterly Meeting at Barton-le-Clay (8). Business Meeting at 6.30pm. Followed by evening ringing from 7pm.       [2011]

CHESTER D.G. South Branch. Ringing at Alsager 4-5.30pm followed by tea. Evening ringing at Church Lawton. Names for tea by 19th please to Mary Stanwell 01270 628900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         [2012]

DERBY D.A. Peak District. Meeting at Winster (5) 6.30-7.15pm and Bonsall (6) 7.30-8.30pm All welcome.            [2022]

LACR. Fylde Branch. Churchtown (6) 3-5pm.         [2013]

Meetings on Saturday April 29

PDG. Culworth Branch. 8bell Practice Ring will take place on Saturday 29th April from 7.30 to 9pm at Aynho. All are welcome.[2033]

LADIES’ GUILD. Central District. ADM. 9.15-10.15am Fulmer (6 GF) SL3 6HD – park in Black Horse pub next to church. 10.45-11.45am Langley (8) (toilet) SL3 7EZ –  park in road or in pub car park opposite. NB do not obstruct driveway entrance into churchyard. ADM 12 noon in Langley church. Lunch: Red Lion, Langley. All welcome.   [2026]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. 10:00-11:00 Clifton upon Teme, WR6 6DJ. 11:15-12:15 Martley, WR6 6QA. 12:30 Lunch The Mayfly Café, Cob House, WR6 6YE. 14:15-16:00 Broadwas, WR6 5NQ.     [2014]

Meetings on Saturday May 13

GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS. East Devon Branch. Spring Meeting is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Offwell, Honiton, EX14 9SB on Saturday 13th May. Ringing from 3pm, service at 4-30pm followed by tea and meeting. Names for tea please to John Tristram, phone: 01404 831404 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome.    [2034]

SUSSEX COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. AGM will be held on Saturday 13th May 2017 at Billingshurst. Ringing 10:30-12:00, service 12:00 at St Mary. Followed by lunch 12:45 and meeting 13:00 at St Gabriel’s Catholic Church Hall. Names for lunch to Sandra Alford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01403 251240 by Wednesday 10th.          [2035]

SALISBURY D.G.R. AGM. Saturday 13th May at Wimborne, Dorset. Ringing at Wimborne Minster (12) 12:30-14:00. SERVICE: 2pm at Wimborne Minster. MEETING: 3.15pm at Queen Elizabeth’s School. HIGH TEA: 5pm at Queen Elizabeth’s School. TICKETS for High Tea are £8.50 per head, obtainable along with detailed map from A.C.D. Lovell-Wood, 7 Snows Hill, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wilts. SP3 6RY by enclosing a cheque, made out to SDGR, and a SAE with order by Friday 5th May. Please indicate if special dietary needs. Ringing arrangements and other attractions – see website.            [2015]

Meetings on Saturday May 20

S&NDG. Southwell Minster. 1.30pm ringing, 3pm AGM (Trebeck Hall) followed by tea, 5.45pm evensong, 6.30pm ringing. Notice is given, under Rules 12 and 15, that proposals, as detailed on the Guild’s website, will be put to the meeting. Names for tea to the Honorary Secretary, Tim Poole ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07947 768708) by 10pm Tuesday 16th May. No name no tea.     [2016]

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