Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5526 (March 24 2017) and in the two preceding issues


ROBERT M. KILBY. We were very sorry to hear that Robert M. Kilby of Countesthorpe passed away on Sunday morning (12/03). Robert had not rung for several years; he rang at Countesthorpe from his teenage years and rang 58 peals in the 1970s and 1980s, all for the Leicester Diocesan Guild. His compositions of Grandsire and Stedman, both quarter peals and peals, have been rung many times. Ringing friends with memories of Robert may wish to get in touch with his daughter, Karen Williams ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 07814 686024).


LEE. Donald Lee, for many years Tower Captain at St Mary’s, Marlborough and a Vice-President of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers, sadly died in Highfield Nursing Home, Marlborough following a short illness, on Thursday 9 March 2017, aged 89 years. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Mary’s on Monday 10 April 2017 at 12 noon, with refreshments afterwards at Marlborough Golf Club. There will be half muffled ringing on the bells before the service from 11.15am.  [6029]

ROBERTS Chris, ringer at Moreton-in-Marsh, formerly Chester D.G. died, following a brief illness, 7th March. Funeral to be held 31st March Moreton-in-Marsh, all ringing friends and acquaintances welcome, please contact Zoё for details ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 01295 812382 (evenings).[6030]

Funeral Announcements

The funeral of RAYMOND FINCH will take place on Tuesday 21st March at 12 noon at SS Peter & Paul Church, East Harling, Norfolk. There will be open ringing before and after the funeral, and refreshments will be in the Sport Centre opposite the church.             [6028]

BUSWELL. Brian Maurice. Funeral will be held at All Saints, Cotgrave, Nottingham on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 2pm. No flowers, but donations can be made to Cancer Research UK via A.W. Lymn (Funeral Directors), Rutland House, Melton Road, NG2 6EP.         [6031]

Change of Address


For sale / wanted

The Whiting Society of Ringers

For new (and struggling) ringers and their teachers:

Six steps to progress

1. Carry on Counting £3

Handy little book for raw beginners – plain hunting

2. Doubles or Quit £6

Comprehensive tutorial in Plain Bob Doubles

3. From Rounds to Ropesight £10

Book and DVD to learn ropesight in your armchair

4. Come on! Listen to it! £15

Book and DVD to learn listening skills in your armchair

5. Plain Bob Minor – A Mine of lnformation £6

Comprehensive tutorial in Plain Bob Minor

6. 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


QUALITY PEALBOARDS. Free layout and quote please visit –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  – tel: 023 8089 8741

Set of reconditioned WHITECHAPEL HANDBELLS. Two octaves in F# major plus three chromatic. Suitable younger players. Offers invited, 01202 486646.[6026]

University Announcements

THE UNIVERSITIES ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. Spring Day 2017, Saturday 8th April, South West Northamptonshire/Oxon Border. Please apply to the Secretary for a programme. Hon. Sec. Margaret Horritt, 64 Downlands, Royston, Herts. SG8 5BY. Tel. No. 01763 246018. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .[1117]

Guild / Association Announcements

LLANDAFF & MONMOUTH D.A. Annual General Meeting at Llandaff on Saturday 22nd April. Ringing 3.30pm Llandaff followed by service at 5.15pm followed by tea and AGM to be held in Prebendal Hall. Full agenda available on  [1129]

KCACR. AGM. Easter Monday 17th April 2017 at Vestry Hall (next to church), Cranbrook TN17 3HA at 2.30pm. Nomination form for the Election of Officers, posts listed in the Handbook, available on the web at Written nominations to be signed by the proposer, seconder and nominee and sent to the General Secretary, Mr Douglas G Davis, 14 Monmouth Close, Rainham, Kent ME8 7BQ or by email (nominee to confirm separately) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the latest Friday 7th April 2017. The Handbook Editor is not standing for re-election.[1115]

Open Days




This year’s Ringing Day will be hosted
by the Bicester Branch


Full details later

Proceeds will go to
the Oxford Diocesan Bell Fund


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 R A Smith and Dr C F Roulstone retire. Mr R A Smith and Dr C F Roulstone, being eligible, are 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 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 12th May 2017. However, only those received by 26th April 2017 can be included in the papers for the Annual General Meeting.

Dr Claire F Roulstone, Company Secretary,
3, Stocks Farm Cottages,
The Street, Bramley,
Hampshire RG26 5BP
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Long Length Attempts

I wish to give notice of an attempt to ring 17568 RUTLAND SURPRISE MAJOR at Awbridge on Friday 14th April, 10:00 start. Roy LeMarechal.[5003]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 5th April at Roade NN7 2PU, 2-4pm. Method Norwich Surprise Minor. All abilities welcome.    [1130]

SOCIETY OF SHERWOOD YOUTHS. Tuesday 28th March. Meeting at East Bridgford, Notts, 7.30-9pm. All welcome.   [1120]

KCACR. AGM. Monday 17th April 2017, Service at St Dunstan, Cranbrook, TN17 3EX at 12 noon. Lunch will be available in Vestry Hall (next to church), Cranbrook, TN17 3HA at 1pm, cost £15. Lunch can be booked via Hamilton Woods, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , closing date for lunch bookings 7th April 2017. Online payments preferred – KCACR (Tonbridge District) A/C No: 53507947, Sort Code: 20-18-93, use the reference ‘AGM Meal + Your Name’ and inform Hamilton once paid. For those not online, postal applications to Hamilton Woods, Mandara, Wickhurst Road, Weald, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6LX. Cheques payable to KCACR, and send SAE if you would like acknowledgement sent. No tickets to be allocated, names will be checked on a list at the door. Free parking available in Jockey Lane (next to the Church), Tanyard Car Park or the Co-Op Car Park. Tower routes for the day available at[1116]

Meetings on Saturday March 25

S&NDG. Mansfield District. Afternoon Meeting, Kirkby, Saturday 25 March, 3-4.30pm.     [1131]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. District Striking Contest at Silsoe (6). Draw at 4pm.       [1125]

KCACR. Tonbridge District. Quarterly Meeting at Westerham (8) 3pm ringing, 4.30pm service.           [1126]

LACR. Fylde Branch. Lytham, St Cuthbert (8) 3-5pm.        [1128]

PDG. Northampton Branch. Practice Meeting at All Saints, Pitsford (6) from 7.30 to 9pm. All welcome.     


Meetings on Saturday April 1

B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. Quarterly Meeting and Striking Contest at Pawlett, 1st April. Contest starts 2.30pm. Service 4pm followed by tea and meeting.              [1132]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Quarterly Meeting at Sharnbrook. 3.30pm ringing, 4.30pm service followed by tea, then QM at 6pm. Ringing after until 8.30pm. Special methods Grandsire Triples and Yorkshire Surprise Major. All welcome from Rounds to Surprise!             [1133]

DERBY D.A. The AGM is to be held at Tideswell on Saturday 1st April 2017. During the afternoon ringing will take place at Castleton 2-3pm, Hope 3-4pm, Tideswell 4.15-5pm followed by service at 5pm, tea and meeting. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eileen Goodall (01298 872891) by Wednesday 29th March 2017. All welcome.  [1134]

HCACR. Northern District. Striking Competition at Sandon (8) (back 6) from 3.30pm followed by tea, meeting and results. Evening ringing Knebworth (8) until 8.45pm. Names for tea to Margaret Horritt, 01763 246018 by Thur 30th March.      [1135]

CARLISLE DIOCESAN GUILD. AGM. Keswick (Crosthwaite). Ringing 14:30. Service 16:30. Business Meeting 17:00. Bring-and-share tea to follow.[1114]

Meetings on Saturday April 8

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at St John’s, Broughton. Ringing 3-5pm. All welcome.       [1136]

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