Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5556 (October 20 2017) and in the two preceding issues


MICHAEL FIELDING. 1940-2017 died unexpectedly 24th September. Formerly a ringer at Bewdley and tower captain at Rock.              [6078]

LEWIS. On Tuesday, 26th September 2017, John Desmond passed away peacefully at St Catherine’s View nursing home in Winchester, aged 89, with son Robert at his side. John learned to ring in retirement at St Mary the Virgin, Chieveley, where he became a loyal member of the band. His funeral will take place at Chieveley on Tuesday, 10th October at 1pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Church (Cheques made payable to “Chieveley PCC” c/o Camp Hopson Funeral Directors, 90 West Street, Newbury, RG14 1HA. Enquiries to Robert Lewis on 0797 491 4936.                [6080]

JOSE SADLER. We regret to announce the passing of Jose Sadler of Prittlewell, Essex on 13th September. A service of Thanksgiving to be held at St Marys, Prittlewell on Wednesday 11th October at 1.30pm. (Ringing from 12.45pm). Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                               [6077]

Change of Address

PAM AND IAN DAVIES have moved to 5 Rosehip Way, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucs, GL52 8WP ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).               [6084]

CHRIS CARYER & LIZ THORNTON. Our new details (at long last) are: 8 Oakwood Grove, Alderbury, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3BN. Tel: 01722 710435, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .           [6082]


For sale / wanted

MINIATURE BELLROPE SWITCH PULLS. £32.00 each c.w.o. from J. A. Minchin, Rhea House, Bishops Frome, Worcester. WR6 5BQ.      [6081]

University Announcements

WELSH COLLEGES SOCIETY. Autumn Tour 27th - 29th October. Meeting Saturday 28th October 18:45, Leigh on Mendip Memorial Hall, Bellfield, Leigh on Mendip, Somerset BA3 5QH.    [6083]

Guild / Association Announcements

GUILD OF ST AGATHA. Autumn Social. Warwick area, Oct 21st. First tower:
Lapworth, Warks, 6, 10 cwt; 9.30-10.15am, SP163711. See for latest details of the day’s ringing, or contact Caroline Stockmann if queries before or on the day: 07826 543693.
Guests and new members always welcome!

Striking Competitions


Applications for the Tewkesbury Shield Competition to be held on Saturday May 5th 2018 are now being invited. The test piece will be a Plain Course of Cambridge Surprise Royal.

Places will be allocated by ballot on
December 1st at the

Tewkesbury Abbey
Guild of Ringers AGM.

Teams representing any Guild, Association or Society wishing to take part should apply by sending a cheque and SAE to the address below for £15.00 payable to

“The Tewkesbury Shield Competition”.

David Bagley, 38 Ashchurch Road,
Newtown, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 8BT.



The 2017 Contest will be held at

St Leonard, Shoreditch


Saturday 28 October

Teams taking part:

ASCY, Cornhill,

Croydon Surrey, Middlesex,

St Paul’s, SRCY, Southwark, UL

Chief Judge: Simon Linford

Test Piece: Cambridge S, 12ths place at 6th LE, last 4 leads judged

10:30 – Draw in Church

11:00 - 14:45 – Contest Ringing

ASAP thereafter – Results in Pub

Pub: The Astronomer, Middlesex Street,
open from 11:00, real ales and food available.

Tea and coffee in the church. NB no alcohol
is permitted in any church building.

Please make own breakfast arrangements.

Good ringing and good fun. No strikeometer.






Open Days




09:30     Apsley End. 6, 13-0-25    HP3 9ST

09:50     Hemel Hempstead. 8, 19-1-14 (T)
                              HP1 3AF P

10:10     Gt Berkhamsted. 8, 15-2-21         HP4 2AX P

10:30     Northchurch. 8, 15-0-24HP4 3QZ P

10:50     Tring. 8, 17-3-18 (T)         HP23 5AE P

11:10     Puttenham. 3, 10cwt. GF              HP23 4PR

11:30     Aldbury. 6, 6-3-6. GF T   HP23 5RR

11:50     Lt Gaddesden. 6, 6-1-16 GF T      HP4 1NZ

12:10     Gt Gaddesden. 6, 10cwt (T)          HP1 3BT

12:30     Flamstead. 6, 13-1-14 GF              AL3 7LS

12:50     Harpenden. 8, 15-0-16 GF            AL5 2TP P

14:20     Radlett. 6, 3-0-16 GF T   WD7 8DR

14:40     Aldenham. 8, 15cwt        WD25 8BR

15:00     Elstree. 6, 6-1-26 GF        WD6 3EW P

15:20     Bushey Heath. 8, 11-2-3WD23 1EA P

15:40     Bushey. 8, 12-0-1             WD23 1BD P

16:00     Rickmansworth. 10, 20-0-20        WD3 1JB P

16:20     Sarratt. 5, 4-3-24 GF T    WD3 6HE P

16:40     Langleybury. 6, 8-0-13    WD4 8QQ

17:00     Abbots Langley. 6, 9-2-25             WD5 0AS P

17:20     Kings Langley. 8, 11-2-8 (T)          WD4 8JP

17:40     Redbourn. 6, 15-3-18 (T)               AL3 7DX

All towers open for an hour. £1 per tower,
or day tickets
£15 adults, £5 under 18,
available at morning towers.

Parking info can be found on the
HCACR web site.

Towers marked “P”
have specific parking instructions.
Please refer to the information sheet.




Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP.Wednesday 1st November at Welford (NN6 6HX) 2-4pm. Method Yorkshire Surprise Major. All abilities welcome.    [4022]

TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 26th October. 11.30am Crediton, 2.30pm Morchard Bishop. All welcome.  [4023]

Meetings on Saturday October 7

B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. AGM at Burnham-on-Sea. Bells 2.30pm. Service 4pm followed by tea and meeting.                               [3079]

Meetings on Saturday October 14

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District. Saturday 14th October. Quarterly Meeting. Afternoon Ringing at St Augustine’s Church, Broxbourne from 15:00 to 16:45. Tea and meeting at St Augustine’s Church Hall from 16:45. Evening ringing at St John the Baptist Church, Great Amwell from 18:30 (approx) to 20:00. All welcome.    [4014]

LADIES’ GUILD. East Midlands Branch. Saturday 14th October 2017. 10 – 10.45am, Oxton (Nott’s) St Peter & St Paul. (6). 11 – 11.45am Thurgarton (Nott’s) St Peter (6).
Followed by meeting and lunch. 2 – 3pm Upton, (Nott’s) St Peter & St Paul. (6). All welcome

DERBY D.A. Chesterfield District. Meeting. Ringing at Wingerworth (5) 15:00-16:00, Chesterfield (the Crooked Spire, 10) 16:30-17:30, followed by pub meal. Names for the meal (by previous Sunday) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . [4001]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Berkhamsted (8) 3pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to David Burbidge 01442 862139.                                                        [4002]

KCACR. Canterbury District. Annual District Meeting at Canterbury St Dunstan’s. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.15pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at St Stephens. Nominations for officers to be with the chairman or secretary by 7th October please. Names for tea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01227 720121 as soon as possible please.  [4003]

OXFORD DG. East Berks & South Bucks Branch. Lorna Newton Striking Competition. Final & Half Yearly Meeting on Saturday 14 October at Chalfont St Peter (6) 15:00 to 17:00.         [4004]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting Saturday 14th October at Litchborough comprising the 5 bell Striking Competition made up of teams on the day. Please notify James Grennan on 07493 198046 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to participate. Ringing at 3.30pm, followed by the service, tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Byfield 7-8.30pm.
Numbers for tea to Christine Rodhouse, tel no: 01327 830350, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday prior.        [4005]

PDG. Kettering Branch. Monthly Meeting on Saturday 14th October from 2pm at Geddington. All are welcome.                                     [4006]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice at Avebury. Ringing at 15:00, service at 16:30 followed by bring and share tea and business meeting in the church. Evening ringing. All welcome.              [4012]

SDGR. Dorchester Branch. AGM Saturday, 14th October at Buckland Newton. Ringing 3pm, service 4pm followed by tea and business meeting in the village hall. All welcome.  [4007]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM D.G. Bingham District. Afternoon ringing at Cropwell Bishop from 3pm. Service, tea and meeting at Cotgrave followed by evening ringing from 6.30pm. Names for tea to Fred Barber on 0115 9372047. [4008]

ST DAVID’S GUILD. Monthly Practice for October is 14 October 2017 at St Elli, Llanelli 2.30-4.30pm. All ringers welcome, all standards will be accommodated.   [4013]

Meetings on Saturday October 21

BATH & WELLS DACR. Glaston Branch. AGM on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Glastonbury St John. Ringing 3pm, service 4.30pm, tea 5pm, AGM 5.45pm.          [4027]

KCACR. Ashford District. ADM. This event will be held at St George, Benenden, starting at 3pm. The service will be at 4.30pm, followed by tea and a business meeting. Ringing will continue after the meeting until 9pm. Names for tea to Karen Lebon ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 01580 240083) by Wednesday 18th October.       [4016]

LDG. Market Harborough District. District practice 3-5pm at Illston on the Hill (6). All are welcome.               [4017]

PDG. Culworth Branch. Practice will be on Saturday 21st Oct at Chacombe from 3pm to 4.30pm. All are welcome.                [4018]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Evening Practice at Irchester 7-9pm. Surprise practice at Orlingbury from 10am.          [4019]

SDGR. Marlborough Branch. AGM at Chiseldon. Ringing from 2.30 to 4pm. Service at 4pm followed by tea, meeting, and evening ringing. Visitors welcome. Names for tea to Dorothy Blythe by Wednesday 18 October 2016, 01672 512993 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              [4020]

EAST DERBYSHIRE AND WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHURCH BELLRINGERS. Ringing Meeting will be held at Warsop Parish Church, Warsop, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 21st of October 2017 from 3-4.30pm. All are welcome.      [4009]

OXFORD D.G. Banbury Branch. HYM on Saturday 21st October 2017. Ringing at North Aston 2.45-3.30pm and Steeple Aston 3.30-4.45pm followed by tea, cake and meeting in church. Numbers for tea to Lionel Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .              [4010]

Meetings on Saturday October 28

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Quarterly Meeting at Flitwick (6). Business meeting at 6.30pm. Followed by evening ringing from 7 to 8.30pm.           [4024]

LACR. Fylde Branch. Lytham St John’s. 3-5pm.     [4025]

PDG. Northampton Branch. Practice Meeting at St Columba, Collingtree (5) from 7 to 8.30pm. All welcome.              [4028]

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