Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5563 (December 8 2017) and in the two preceding issues


Jim Phillips of Whitstable, Kent passed away on the morning of 1st December. Jim was a distinguished member of the Ancient Society of College Youths, being elected in 1952 and going on to serve the society as Master & Librarian.[6102]

SMITH, John K., Gloucester. 13th November, age 73. Private cremation. No cards or flowers please – enjoy your ringing instead. Thanks for everyone’s support. Margaret.      [6096]

Funeral Announcements

MOORE Ena, of Steeple Ashton, November 27th, aged 93. Funeral Saturday 9th December 11.30am Steeple Ashton church.                    [6101]

JIM PHILLIPS. Monday 18th December 2017, 13:00hrs at Canterbury Cathedral the Crypt. Donations in lieu of flowers to St Pauls Cathedral Bell Appeal and Canterbury Cathedral Restoration Fund. Everyone welcome. It is suggested to use the Park & Ride bus into the city centre at £3 fare.

Change of Address


For sale / wanted



For Tower and Personal use as:
Peal and/or Quarter Peal Record Books
Record Book for Towers visited
Tower Peal Records and/or Visitors Book

Please ring or email for prices


Bind a year’s Ringing World at home
£14.50 each (with guards)
£13.50 each (without guards)
inclusive of postage and packing
Colours: Maroon, Navy and Dark Green

Cheques payable to Mrs P Coles
Alma Cottage, Merston, Isle of Wight PO30 3DQ

Tel: 01983 300101 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Abel for Windows PCs

Mobel for iPhone/iPod/iPad

Mabel for Apple Mac

Abel is the world’s most popular ringing simulator for both home and tower use, used by 6000+ ringers. Mabel provides Abel’s
main home-use features on an Apple Mac. Mobel is a simulator for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad: “a belfry in your pocket”.

Use Abel or Mabel to ring, conduct or print anything from call changes and Plain Hunt to Spliced Surprise, on 3 to 24 bells.
Use Mobel to ring or conduct plain courses or touches of any method on 4-16 bells, or ring spliced, or see the line of any method.

Details, and ordering, at Mobel is in the App Store. All profits to charity, including bell ringing charities.



Bells & Bellfounding

A History

Church Bells


John Taylor & Co., Loughborough

by Michael J. Milsom

Former Bellmaster

A comprehensive book with over 300 pages and 64 pages of photographs




WENTWORTH JIGSAW PUZZLES. Titles available: Whitechapel Handbells, Ringing Book Titles, Sallies, Ringers’ Arms pub sign, Lavenham bell ringers and Taylors Bellfoundry. Website:               [6097]

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 DVP to learn ropesight in your armchair

4. Come onl Listen to itl £15

Book and DVD to learn listening skills in your armchair

5. Plain Bob Minor - A Mine of Information           £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




Ringing World 1971-2000

 £35 (Friends £30) free p&p

Bell News & Ringing World
searchable pdf files

BN (1881/82, 1882/83 . 1914/15,1915)

RW (1911, 1912 .1970)

50p (Friends 45p) per volume/year
£5 p&p


All Bell News (1881-1915)

£20 (Friends £18)

Ringing World (1911-1970)

£33 (Friends £30)

Bell News and
Ringing World (1911-1970)

£50 (Friends £45)



Volumes containing important newspaper

extracts about church bells and bell ringing.

Vol 1.  Eighteenth Century

Supplement to Vol 1

Vol 2.  1800-1829

Vol 3.  1830-1839

£20 each (Friends £17) p&p £6 for any number.

Supplement: £6 (Friends £4) free p&p.

Order form:

Search: cccbr library publications

Cheques payable to ‘Friends of the

CCCBR Library’ or online by request.

Address: Paul Johnson, Neuadd, Llangorse,

Brecon, LD3 7TS. Tel: 01874 658670

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

Tower Announcements

REYDON near Southwold Suffolk. 21st Anniversary of Dedication of St Margaret’s 6 bells. Saturday 9th December. Open ringing 2pm and after 3pm service. Address Revd Harry Edwards. Refreshments. All welcome.           [5011]

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 6th December at Burton Latimer (NN15 5LU) 2-4pm. Method Double Norwich. All abilities welcome.       [4060]

Meetings on Saturday December 2

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Ringing Meeting at St James, Biddenham, 10 to 11.30am. Special methods Yorkshire SM, Little Bob Major and Double Norwich CBM, although ringers of all abilities will be welcome. [4061]

Meetings on Saturday December 9

SALISBURY D.G. Annual Meeting of the Mere branch at St Peter’s, Shaftesbury. (Postcode SP7 8JS). Ringing from 3-4pm followed by service (at 4pm) and then at the adjacent church hall for the tea and meeting.                                      [4075]

CHESTER D.G. South Branch. Ringing at Holmes Chapel 3-4.30pm followed by carol service, drinks and mince pies. Numbers please by Wednesday 6th, to Mary Stanwell 01270 628900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         [4064]

HERTFORD C.A. Eastern District & Bishop’s Stortford District. Saturday 9th December, Carol Service. Ringing at St Augustine’s Church, Broxbourne from 3pm. Carol service at 4pm followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Parish Centre. All welcome including family and friends. [4065]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Kings Langley (8) 3pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Cathy Walwymn, 01442 250828.               [4066]

LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION. Rochdale Branch. Meeting, Saturday 9th December at St Mark’s, Glodwick, Oldham. Afternoon ringing from 3-5pm. Everyone welcome.    [4067]

LACR. Furness & South Lakeland Branch. Our next Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday December 9th at the Church of St Michael, Hawkshead 2.30-4.30pm. Ringing will be followed by afternoon refreshments to which all are very welcome.            [4072]

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting, Saturday 9th December at Badby. Ringing at 3.30pm followed by tea, meeting and carol concert at 7pm. Numbers for tea to Geoff Pullin tel. no. 01327 871806 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday prior. [4068]

ST DAVID’S GUILD. Quarterly Meeting at St Peter’s, Carmarthen, Saturday 9th December 2017. Ringing from 2.30pm followed by a service at 4pm with light refreshments served afterwards before the meeting.  [4069]

SOUTHWELL & NOTTINGHAM D.G. Bingham District. Tea from 5pm and evening ringing from 6.30pm at Hickling. Names for teas to Kay Green on 01949 876084.          [4070]

LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at St Mary, Goosnargh. Ringing 3-5pm. All welcome.         [4062]

LACR. The next meeting will be the Carol Service at St Peter’s, Much Woolton. Ringing at 3pm followed by Carol Service at 4.30pm, followed by Christmas refreshments. The AGM is on 13th January 2018 at St Nicholas, Pier Head, ringing 3pm followed by tea and then a brief business meeting at 5.45pm. The AGM will commence at 6pm.      [4063]

Meetings on Saturday December 16

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 16 December, Christmas Service at Saxilby (6). Ringing 3pm, service 4.15pm followed by seasonal refreshments. All welcome.    [4073]

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