Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5665 (November 22 2019) and in the two preceding issues


CELIA AND JOHN STANWORTH of Towcester are delighted to announce the arrival, on 17th October, of Hope Annie Joyce, weighing 7lb 15oz.             6060[6060]


BERNARD SADLER of Prittlewell Essex passed away peacefully on 26th October. A thanksgiving service will be held on Tuesday 26th November at 1pm at St Mary’s, Prittlewell. All friends welcome. Ringing before the service.      [6064]

We regret to report the death on 26th September of DAVID DRINKELL, formerly of Saint Leonard, Colchester, organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick.     [6062]

Change of Address

BALDOCK. Alan and Christine have moved to 17 Hawthylands Road, Hailsham, BN27 1EX. Tel 01323 842177.   [6063]


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The Snowdon Series Books

Diagrams. The 2011 Edition (reprinted 2013 & 2017) of Jasper Whitfield Snowdon’s original work, comprising 202 methods showing their blue lines. £12 (A4 spiral bound copy £25)

Ropesight. The 1987 reprint of Jasper Snowdon’s ‘Introduction to The Art of Change Ringing’, first published in 1879.   £7

Grandsire. The 1989 reprint of J Armiger Trollope’s revision in 1947 of Jasper and William Snowdon’s original work, first published in 1888.               £8

Inspired by Bells. Some 80 articles and poems with some photographs featuring bells, collected by Frank Foden and published in 1991.               £20

Campanalogia: or the Art of Ringing Improved. Published in 1990 with a new introduction by William T Cook, this book is a facsimile copy of the original written by Fabian Stedman and published in 1677.           £22

Copies are obtainable from
John Mitchell, Cobblers House, Roecliffe, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9LY.
(Postage and package included in all prices)

Please make cheques payable to
‘YACR Snowdon Books’

Any enquiries, including payment options,

(Sorry, but there are no discounts for multiple purchases)

All surplus proceeds to the Yorkshire Association’s Bell Repair Fund.



BARWELL HOUSE BELLS (letter B and number on crown). Numbers wanted: 1-3, 5, 17-23, 25-27, 29-31, 33+. Len Porter 01865 763932.             [6061]

University Announcements

ULSCR. AuGM: Sunday, 24th November 2019. Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR.          [4038]

Guild / Association Announcements

Tower Announcements

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 4th December at Bletsoe, Beds (MK44 1QB), 2-4pm. Method Ipswich Surprise Minor. All welcome.          [4041]

Meetings on Saturday November 9

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice at Bremhill. Ringing at 15:00, service at 16:30 followed by bring and share tea in the church.        [4027]

Meetings on Saturday November 16

KCACR. Tonbridge District. 10 Bell Practice, Bletchingley, St Mary the Virgin, 7-9pm, rounds and call changes to more advanced, depending on numbers. All welcome.             [4032]

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 16th November. Branch ringing at Bottesford, 2-4pm. Please note the change of venue.       [4033]

CHESTER D.G. South Branch. Open ringing at Alsager 2.30-4pm followed by tea and AGM. Names for tea by 13th to Mary Stanwell 01270 628900 or    [4028]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Practice at Castle Ashby 2.30-4.30pm and Surprise Practice at Irthlingborough from 10.30am.  [4029]

Meetings on Saturday November 23

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSN. Luton District. Afternoon Ringing Meeting at Stanbridge (6) 16:30 until 18:00. All welcome.         [4034]

HCACR. 10 Bell Practice at Watford, 7-8.30pm. All abilities welcome. Special method London S Royal.    [4035]

LACR. Bolton Branch. The next Branch gathering will be on Saturday 23rd November between 10.30am and 12noon at Bolton Parish Church (St Peter 12 bells). There will be ringing for all abilities. Everyone welcome.       [4036]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 3-5pm followed by AGM. St Michael, Kirkham (10).   [4039]

SURREY ASSOCIATION. Southern District. Saturday 23rd November 2019, Autumn Business Meeting. General ringing from 3pm at St. Katharine, Merstham (8) with service at 4.30pm and then tea at 5pm, followed by ABM at 5.30pm and evening ringing. Names for tea to Ann (, 01883 347500) by Wednesday 20th please.   [4037]

CHESTER D.G. Wirral Branch. AGM on Saturday 23rd at St Bartholomew’s, Thurstaston. Ringing from 3pm, methods to ring St Simon’s Doubles & Norwich SM. Service at 5pm, followed by tea & AGM. Free tea only if you send in your name by 16th to Peter Robson 07766 922831.               [4030]

Meetings on Saturday November 30

LADIES’ GUILD. Central District. Ringing at All Saints, King’s Langley (8) WD4 8JP, from 10.30am - 12.30pm followed by lunch 12:45pm at Rose and Crown pub WD4 9HT. Everybody welcome.               [4042]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. Meeting Saturday 30 November 2019. 10:15-11:15 Castlemorton, WR13 6BQ. 11:45-12:45 Powick, WR2 4QT. Lunch. 15:00-16:00 Longdon, GL20 6AT.       [4040]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. Meeting Saturday 30 November 2019. 10:15-11:15 Castlemorton, WR13 6BQ. 11:45-12:45 Powick, WR2 4QT. Lunch. 15:00-16:00 Longdon, GL20 6AT.       [4040]

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