Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5652 (August 23 2019) and in the two preceding issues


JOYCE PARSONS passed away peacefully on 11 August 2019. Joyce was a lifelong bellringer, learning in Carshalton and ringing regularly thereafter at Beddington, followed by 50 years a member of the Egham band. A Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will take place at St John’s Church, Egham at 2pm on Thursday 22 August 2019. For further information please contact Paul Parsons –             [6048]

Change of Address


For sale / wanted

The Whiting Society of Ringers

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.


QUALITY PEALBOARDS. Free layout and quote please visit – – tel: 023 8089 8741

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



University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

Open Days

DERBY D.A. Peak District. Open Day, Monday 26 August. Ten towers open in the district between 09:00 and 18:00. Day tickets (available from the first three towers) £7, otherwise £1 per ringer per tower. Full details on BellBoard and on the Derby D.A website.       [3027]

Advance notice of FROME BRANCH OPEN DAY, September 14th 2019. 25+ towers available. Proceeds in aid of All Saints, Nunney, Somerset Augmentation Appeal. Further information from Helen Parkin – or 07714 504466.               [6047]

SDGR. Open Day in aid of the LEBRF will take place on 17th August. This year the route follows the five river valleys in the Salisbury area. Details on the website.         [3024]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

LACR. Liverpool Branch. The next practice will be on 22nd August 2019 at St Helens, St Helens 7.30-9pm. All welcome.[3028]

Meetings on Saturday August 17

EAST DERBYSHIRE AND WEST NOTTINGHAM ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH BELLRINGERS. Meeting will be held at the Parish Church at Ault Hucknall, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire on Saturday 17 August 2019 between 2.30pm to 4pm (please note the start time). All are welcome.            [3023]

ST DAVIDS DIOCESAN GUILD OF BELL RINGERS. Ringing Practice, 10th August 2019, St Mary’s, Haverfordwest, 2-4.30 pm. All Standards welcome.          [3025]

Meetings on Saturday August 24

HCACR. 10 Bell Practice at St Peter’s, St Albans, 7-8.30pm. All abilities welcome, special method Oakham S Royal.             [3029]

LACR. Bolton Branch. The next branch gathering will be on 24th August 2019 between 10am and 12noon at St Paul’s, Walkden. There will be ringing for all abilities. Everyone welcome.               [3030]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 3-5pm. St Peter’s, Lytham (6)             [3031]

LADIES’ GUILD. Marches District. 10:00 Clifford HR3 5EY, 11:30 Dorstone HR3 6AN, Lunch TBC, 14:30 Peterchurch HR2 0RP.        [3032]

BB BellBoard
Central Council of Church Bell Ringers