Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5660 (October 18 2019) and in the two preceding issues


ARTHUR FIDLER of Machynlleth, Wales, formerly of Bow, Devon, at 89. Former bellhanger and ringer who started work with Taylor’s BellFoundry and for 40 years ran his own bellhanging company in Devon. Funeral service 11am Friday 25th October, at Aberystwyth Crematorium (Glyn Rees and Son, 01650 531240).[6057]

LAURENCE E HITCHINS of Stroud passed away peacefully on Monday Sept 30th at the age of 90 after a long illness. Funeral at Holy Trinity, Stroud. Tuesday Oct 15th at 11:45.               [6055]

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Abel for Windows PCs

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Mabel for Apple Mac

Abel is the world’s most popular ringing simulator for both home and tower use, used by 7000+ 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.






Following the appointment of Will Bosworth as the Editor of The Ringing World, the Ringing World Board now invites applications for the post of Editorial Assistant.

As well as publishing The Ringing World on a weekly basis, the team produces several other items of interest to the ringing community.
It’s a small team working in a flexible environment based in Andover, though much of the work is done remotely.

The Editorial Assistant will report to the Editor and their duties will include:

  • Writing original articles or working with other contributors to create high quality content to reflect the interests of the ringing community
  • Sub-editing and short-form writing
  • Contributing to design and branding of publications
  • Working with other team members to meet peaks and troughs in workload in a small company.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in publications or news journalism, including the use of software tools in the production process. They will be capable of taking the initiative and leading on the development of new projects which may include merchandise and other publications including online publications. Flexibility in the approach to work is essential in a small team and to fit into a rapidly changing environment.

The position is part-time, equivalent to three days a week.

Further details are available from David Grimwood ( or on 07960 369681), to whom written applications should be sent.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 4th November 2019.

Interviews are planned for 13th November 2019.

University Announcements

Guild / Association Announcements

The Tewkesbury Shield 2020

Applications for the Tewkesbury Shield Competition to be held on
Saturday May 2nd 2020 are now being invited.

The test piece will be a Plain Course of Yorkshire Surprise Royal.

Places will be allocated by ballot
on December 6th 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



Open Days




09:00     WESTON              6, 12-0-18           SG4 7DJ

09:20     BALDOCK             8, 26-2-22           SG7 5AE

09:50     HITCHIN              12, 17-0-16         SG5 1HP

10:20     LILLEY   6, 6-0-24              LU2 8LH

10;50     NORTON             8, 9-0-2 SG6 1AG

11:10     HINXWORTH      6, 9 cwt SG7 5HF

11:30     ASHWELL             6, 18-3-10 (T)     SG7 5NJ

11:50     SANDON              6, 7-3-11 (GF)     SG9 0QY

12:10     WALLINGTON    6, 8-1-25 (GF)     SG7 6SJ

12:30     RUSHDEN            6, 6-1-15 (GF,T)  SG9 0SG

12:45     COTTERED          6, 9-1-14 (GF)     SG9 9PZ

13:00     ARDELEY              6, 9.5cwt (GF)     SG2 7AW

13:15     WALKERN            6, 6-2-16 (GF,T)  SG2 7PB

13:30     BENINGTON       8, 12cwt (T)        SG2 7BS

14:10     GREAT MUNDEN              6, 11-0-6 (T)        SG11 1HG

14:30     WESTMILL           6, 6-2-9 (GF)        SG9 9LJ

14:50     ASPENDEN          8, 9-3-7 (T)          SG9 9JP

15:15     BARLEY 6, 7-3-2 (GF)        SG8 8JZ

15:30     BARKWAY            8, 14.5cwt (GF,T)              SG8 8EJ

15:45     ANSTEY 6, 10cwt (GF)      SG9 0BY

16:00     BRENT PELHAM 6, 7-2-3 (GF)        SG9 0HE
                                             * See note below

16:15     GREAT HORMEAD            6, 13-0-0              SG9 0NH

16:30     FURNEUX PELHAM           6, 10-1-10           SG9 0LW

16:50     BRAUGHING       8, 19cwt (T)        SG11 2QA

17:20     MUCH HADHAM               8, 9-3-27 (GF,T)  SG10 6DH

18:00     BROXBOURNE    8, 19cwt (T)        EN10 7AU

All towers open for an hour. Day tickets £15 adults, £5 18 and under. Available at morning towers.

Parking info etc available on web site

Brent Pelham: Strictly limited to 15 minutes. Experienced ringers only.
Ringing will be continuous with ringers swapping in and out.




Weekday Meetings and Practices

LACR. Liverpool Branch. The branch practice will be at All Saints, Childwall on 15th October 2019. Ringing will commence at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm. There will be no business meeting. The next event will be the November meeting which is the AGM, please put Saturday 9th November 2019 in your diaries. It will be at OLSN Pier Head. Further details available next month.  [4007]

Meetings on Thursday January 1

PDG. Daventry Branch. Meeting Saturday 12th October at Kislingbury. Ringing at 3pm, service at 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Evening ringing at Holy Sepulchre, Northampton. Names for tea to Sandra Blair, email, 01604 845299 by Thursday prior.      [4003]

Meetings on Saturday October 5

LADIES’ GUILD. East Midlands Branch. Meeting Saturday 5th October 2019. 10-10.45am, Farndon, Notts, St Peter (6). 11.15am - 12 noon, Elston, Notts, All Saints (6). 12.15-2.15pm, lunch, Unicorn Hotel, Gunthorpe NG14 7FB. Meeting after lunch. 2.30-3.20pm, East Bridgford, Notts, St Peter (8). All welcome. For further info please contact Diane on 07773 193688.                       [4006]

Meetings on Saturday October 12

ST DAVID’S GUILD. Practice will be held on 12 October 2019, St Teilo’s Llandeilo & St David’s, Llanarthney, 2-4.30pm. All ringers welcome, all standards will be accommodated.              [4008]

HERTFORD C.A. Western District. Meeting at Great Gaddesden (6) 3pm. Service 4.30pm followed by tea, business meeting and evening ringing. Names for tea to Val Mills, 07929 650664.                                  [4001]

LACR. Furness and South Lakeland Branch. Our October Branch Meeting will be held on Saturday October 12th at Holy Trinity, Kendal. Ringing from 2.30 until 4.30pm will be followed by refreshments. All are very welcome to join us.[4002]

SDGR. Calne Branch. Practice and Quarterly Business Meeting at Royal Wootton Bassett. Ringing at 15:00, service at 16:30 followed by bring and share tea. Evening ringing.                                                [4004]

Meetings on Saturday October 19

CHESTER D.G. Afternoon Meeting at St Nicholas, Wallasey, CH45 8QJ. Ringing Stedman & Grandsire from 2pm. 07854 633185.       [4009]

Meetings on Saturday October 26

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Quarterly Meeting at Toddington (8). Business meeting at 6.30pm. Followed by evening ringing from 7pm ’til 8.30pm. All welcome.[4013]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. Quarterly Meeting at Toddington (8). Business meeting at 6.30pm. Followed by evening ringing from 7pm ’til 8.30pm. All welcome.[4013]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 3-5pm. Singleton (6).[4014]

WELSH COLLEGES SOCIETY. Autumn Tour 25th to 27th October. Meeting Saturday 26th October at 6.30pm, Soudley Village Hall, Lower Road, Soudley, GL14 2TS. Further details from Ainsley Gilbert, / 07891 401495.[5010]

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. Autumn Meeting, Dundee, 26th October 2019. Ringing at Old Steeple 12 noon - 1pm. Treasure hunt for those wishing to take part / own lunch. General ringing at St Paul’s 2.30-4.30pm. Service at St Paul’s 4.45-5.15pm. Assemble at The Old Steeple social room inside the church. 6pm buffet meal – selection of hot and cold fare. Followed by a quiz at approx 7.30pm. Names for tea to please by 19th October.   [4005]

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