Notices and Adverts
Notices published in issue 5526 (March 24 2017) and in the two preceding issues
LEE. Donald Lee, for many years Tower Captain at St Mary’s, Marlborough and a Vice-President of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers, sadly died in Highfield Nursing Home, Marlborough following a short illness, on Thursday 9 March 2017, aged 89 years. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Mary’s on Monday 10 April 2017 at 12 noon, with refreshments afterwards at Marlborough Golf Club. There will be half muffled ringing on the bells before the service from 11.15am. 
The funeral of RAYMOND FINCH will take place on Tuesday 21st March at 12 noon at SS Peter & Paul Church, East Harling, Norfolk. There will be open ringing before and after the funeral, and refreshments will be in the Sport Centre opposite the church. 
BUSWELL. Brian Maurice. Funeral will be held at All Saints, Cotgrave, Nottingham on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 2pm. No flowers, but donations can be made to Cancer Research UK via A.W. Lymn (Funeral Directors), Rutland House, Melton Road, NG2 6EP. 
Change of Address
For sale / wanted
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
Set of reconditioned WHITECHAPEL HANDBELLS. Two octaves in F# major plus three chromatic. Suitable younger players. Offers invited, 01202 486646.
Guild / Association Announcements
LLANDAFF & MONMOUTH D.A. Annual General Meeting at Llandaff on Saturday 22nd April. Ringing 3.30pm Llandaff followed by service at 5.15pm followed by tea and AGM to be held in Prebendal Hall. Full agenda available on llanmon.org.uk. 
OXFORD DIOCESAN GUILD
2017 RINGING DAY
This year’s Ringing Day will be hosted
BOOK THE DATE NOW
Full details later
Proceeds will go to
THE RINGING WORLD LIMITED
Appointment of Directors
In accordance with Article 26 of the Company’s constitution, one-third of the Directors are subject to retirement by rotation. Mr R A Smith and Dr C F Roulstone retire. Mr R A Smith and Dr C F Roulstone, being eligible, are willing to be reappointed.
Article 29 requires that notice of intention to propose a person as a Director should be sent to the undersigned, together with a note of willingness to be appointed by the nominee.
The notice should give the name of the nominee, address, occupation and any other directorships (these being particulars that have to be included in the Company’s Register of Directors). The notice may be given in writing or by e-mail.
Proposals may be made by any member of the Company who is still a member of the Central Council at the time of nomination. Proposers should submit information about candidates for Directorship for inclusion in the agenda and confirm that the nominee is not disqualified from holding office (see Article 36). Nominees are not required to be members of the Central Council.
Nominations may be made up to 12th May 2017. However, only those received by 26th April 2017 can be included in the papers for the Annual General Meeting.
Dr Claire F Roulstone, Company Secretary,
3, Stocks Farm Cottages,
The Street, Bramley,
Hampshire RG26 5BP
Long Length Attempts
I wish to give notice of an attempt to ring 17568 RUTLAND SURPRISE MAJOR at Awbridge on Friday 14th April, 10:00 start. Roy LeMarechal.
Weekday Meetings and Practices
NORTHANTS MIDWEEK GROUP. Wednesday 5th April at Roade NN7 2PU, 2-4pm. Method Norwich Surprise Minor. All abilities welcome. 
SOCIETY OF SHERWOOD YOUTHS. Tuesday 28th March. Meeting at East Bridgford, Notts, 7.30-9pm. All welcome. www.sherwoodyouths.org.uk. 
TAW TORRIDGE & TAMAR MIDWEEK GROUP. Thursday 23rd March. 11.30am Widecombe in the Moor. 2.30pm Buckland in the Moor. All welcome. 
L&MDA Practice at St Mellons on Fri 24th March from 10.30am. (N.B. This is one week earlier than usual). All welcome.
Meetings on Saturday March 18
BISHOPS STORTFORD DISTRICT. Meeting. Standon (6) ringing 14:00-15:00. Braughing (8) business meeting 15:15-16:00, ringing 16:00-17:00.
CHESTER D.G. Wirral Branch. Practice Afternoon, Wallasey St Hilary, Plain Bob Practice 3-5pm. 
EACR. Southern District. Meeting Canewdon SS4 3QW. Ringing 3.30pm, service 4.30pm followed by tea and meeting. Names for tea to Brian Meldon 01702 258401 by Thursday 16th March.
KCACR. Tonbridge District. Surprise Major Practice, Edenbridge (8), 7-9pm.
PDG. Wellingborough Branch. Evening Practice at Rushden 7-9pm and Surprise Practice at Grendon from 10am.
Meetings on Saturday March 25
S&NDG. Mansfield District. Afternoon Meeting, Kirkby, Saturday 25 March, 3-4.30pm. 
BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Luton District. District Striking Contest at Silsoe (6). Draw at 4pm. 
KCACR. Tonbridge District. Quarterly Meeting at Westerham (8) 3pm ringing, 4.30pm service. 
LACR. Fylde Branch. Lytham, St Cuthbert (8) 3-5pm. 
PDG. Northampton Branch. Practice Meeting at All Saints, Pitsford (6) from 7.30 to 9pm. All welcome.
Meetings on Saturday April 1
B&WDACR. Bridgwater Branch. Quarterly Meeting and Striking Contest at Pawlett, 1st April. Contest starts 2.30pm. Service 4pm followed by tea and meeting. 
BEDFORDSHIRE ASSOCIATION. Bedford District. Quarterly Meeting at Sharnbrook. 3.30pm ringing, 4.30pm service followed by tea, then QM at 6pm. Ringing after until 8.30pm. Special methods Grandsire Triples and Yorkshire Surprise Major. All welcome from Rounds to Surprise! 
HCACR. Northern District. Striking Competition at Sandon (8) (back 6) from 3.30pm followed by tea, meeting and results. Evening ringing Knebworth (8) until 8.45pm. Names for tea to Margaret Horritt, 01763 246018 by Thur 30th March. 
CARLISLE DIOCESAN GUILD. AGM. Keswick (Crosthwaite). Ringing 14:30. Service 16:30. Business Meeting 17:00. Bring-and-share tea to follow.
Meetings on Saturday April 8
LACR. Preston Branch. Meeting at St John’s, Broughton. Ringing 3-5pm. All welcome.