Notices and Adverts

Notices published in issue 5639 (May 24 2019) and in the two preceding issues


OWEN PRESTON died peacefully on 3rd May 2019 at Rush Court Nursing Home, Oxfordshire aged 86 years. Owen rang at Trumpington (Cambridge) for over 25 years. Widower of Brenda, father of Susan (Riley) and Catherine (Hughes-D’Aeth), grandfather of Edward and great-grandfather of Frankie. There will be a family cremation and a committal service at Trumpington; please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.               [6025]


The family of NEIL GARRARD would like to thank all who sent cards and email messages; they have all been read and appreciated. Thanks also to those who were able to attend Neil’s funeral, to ringers who have rung in his memory and to those who have made donations to MNDA.  [6027]

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Great War Memorial Booklet

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University Announcements

Striking Competitions

National Twelve-Bell Striking Contest for the Taylor Trophy

The 2019 Final will be held at

Exeter Cathedral


on Saturday 22nd June

Competing teams:
ASCY, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, Leeds, Melbourne, Oxford, St Paul’s, SRCY

Jennifer Earis (chief),
Ben Carey and Tom Hinks

Test piece:
252 Stedman Cinques

09:30-11:00        Coffee, tea and bacon butties in the Chapter House

11:00-11:20        Draw in the Cathedral nave

11:30 onwards   Food and drinks in the Bishop’s Palace Garden

11:30-16:30        Contest ringing

18:15 approx.     Results

See and
for further details.

All are welcome, whether ringing or not!



Tower Announcements

Weekday Meetings and Practices

NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 5th June at Woodford, NN14 4EX. 2-4pm. Method Superlative Surprise Major. All welcome.             [2046]

Meetings on Saturday May 11

GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS. East Devon Branch. Spring Meeting is to be held at the Church of SS Mary & Giles, Buckerell, EX14 3EJ on Saturday 11th May. Ringing from 2-30pm, service at 4pm followed by tea and meeting. Names for tea please by 8th May to Wendy Wayne, phone: 01404 850637, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All welcome.     [2038]

LADIES’ GUILD. South Midlands District. Ringing to be at Piddington from 10am to 10.45am, Brafield on the Green from 11am to 11.45am and Cogenhoe from 12noon to 12.45pm.    [2039]

Meetings on Saturday May 18

LINCOLN DIOCESAN GUILD. West Lindsey Branch. Saturday 18th May 2019. Branch Outing to the Thirsk/Pickering area.          [2044]

BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. AGM at St Paul’s, Bedford. Ringing 3.30-4.30pm followed by service. Tea at 5.15pm, meeting at 6pm. Evening ringing until at least 8.30pm. Information and meeting papers are available on the Association’s website at – please bring your own copies.        [2040]

PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Practice at Mears Ashby 2.30-4.30pm and Surprise Practice at Burton Latimer 10.30am-12.30pm.           [2041]

Meetings on Saturday May 25

HCACR. 10 bell practice Rickmansworth 7-8.30pm. Rounds to S Royal, please come along.               [2045]

CDG. Wirral Branch. Meeting at St Bridget’s, West Kirby. Ringing from 3pm, service at 5pm, free tea only if you notify Janet 07863 797743 by 16th, short business meeting, ringing until 8pm. All welcome.           [2042]

LACR. Fylde Branch. 3-5pm. St Cuthbert, Lytham (8).        [2043]

Meetings on Saturday June 1

HERTFORD C.A. Northern District. Practice Ringing at Hixworth (6) 6.30-7.30pm, Ashwell (6) 7.30-8.45pm. All welcome.          [2047]

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