Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5684 (April 3 2020) and in the two preceding issues


TREVOR HOLMES. Very sadly Trevor Holmes, of Hoole (Chester) died on 27 March. He had been seriously ill for several months. He had been the tower captain at Hoole for many years and will be greatly missed by many present and former Chester ringers. A small family funeral now, but it is to be hoped a Thanksgiving Service will be held later in the year.      [6032]

PAMELA BIRD. Announcing with regret, on March 9th, the passing of Pam Bird, a ringer at St Peters, Hersham for over 60 years. Pam held the offices of Chertsey District Treasurer, Secretary, Master, Ex-ecutive Committee Member and was elected a Guild Vice-President in 1989, recognising her service to the Guildford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers. There will be a thanksgiving service, celebrating her life, at St Peters, Hersham, at a later date.               [6029]

CHRISTINE BUTCHER, wife of Brian ‘Redleader’ Butcher of KCACR. Died from a stroke on 15th March. Funeral on 7th April at Hawkinge crematorium but may be limited to family.               [6026]

JULIAN PAWLEY, long-time Tower Captain at Thurnby, Leicestershire, passed away peacefully in his sleep. Cremation will be family only, hopefully thanksgiving service at a later date.           [6027]

MICHAEL WILLIAMSON of Kemsing sadly passed away on 10th March 2020. He rang at Greasley (1942), then Beddington, Biggin Hill, and Kemsing. Family cremation. Memorial service later. ( [6025]


DIANA PIPE sends heartfelt thanks for all the many messages of comfort received from ringers around the world following George’s death.          [6031]

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University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

Tower Announcements

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 1st April at Calverton, Bucks (MK19 6EE). 2-4pm. Method Yorkshire Surprise Major. All welcome.      [1068]

Meetings on Saturday March 21

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 21st March. Branch ringing at Gainsborough 4-5-30pm. CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT HEALTH SITUATION.       [1070]

KCACR. Tonbridge District. 10 and 12 Bell practice, St George, Benenden 10am-12pm. Ringing from rounds and call changes to Surprise Royal and Maximus depending on those attending. All welcome. [1069]

Meetings on Saturday March 28

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Striking Contest at Westoning (6). Draw at 4pm. Names for tea to         [1071]

LACR. Fylde Branch. Saturday March 28th. Poulton le Fylde, St Chad (8)   [1072]

Meetings on Saturday April 4

B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. Striking Contest and Quarterly Meeting scheduled for Saturday 4th April 2020 at Shapwick has been postponed until further notice.      [1073]

Meetings on Saturday April 18

EDWNA. The 132nd Annual General Meeting of the East Derbyshire and West Nottinghamshire Association of Church Bellringers has been cancelled until further notice.               [1074]

Meetings on Saturday April 25

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. AGM 25.04.2020, Notice is hereby given that the LACR AGM due to take place on 25.04.2020 has been postponed until further notice. Please see for more details. [1075]

LDGCBR. AGM due to take place on 25/4/20 has been postponed because of Corona virus (COVID-19) until further notice. Helen Brotherton, Guild Hon Secretary.  [1076]

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