Dennis Brock 100

Friday, 23 November 2018 Dennis Brock rang a Quarter Peal for his 100th Birthday. Not only ringing a quarter for his 100th birthday, mentioned in Prime Minister's Questions and the BBC London News and National radio. https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/event.php?id=9563 55:27 into this episode of BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House BBC London News … [Read more...]

S&W Striking Competition

6 teams took part in this year’s competition, which was held in hot sunshine at Cranford.  The judges were Steve Jakeman, Angela McLellan and Debbie Malin.  In the order in which they rang, the bands were: 1  Acton           Grandsire Minor      48.5 faults 2  Hillingdon      Plain Bob Minor      33 faults 3  Twickenham S  Plain Bob Minor      36 faults 4  Twickenham O  Call Changes         68 faults 5  Chiswick        Grandsire Doubles    23 … [Read more...]

N&E Striking Competition

We had a sunny afternoon at Wood Green for the North and East district six bell striking competition and listened to the bells, interrupted only by motorbikes and emergency sirens, from the church yard. Nine teams competed, including two Novice teams, and the judges were complimentary of the overall standard achieved. Here are the results for all teams: 1 - Islington St James, 5 faults 2 - Aldgate, 9 faults 3 - Enfield St Andrews, 13 faults 4 - Kilburn St Augustine’s, 17 faults 5 - … [Read more...]

St Paul’s Bells Project Update June 2018

The 12 bells of St Paul’s have hung in the Cathedral’s north west tower since 1878. Over the years the bells have rung out for coronations, jubilees, royal births and other great national and City occasions including the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. After 140 years of near constant use, the bells and their frame were beginning to show signs of significant deterioration — posing the real risk of the bells in time falling silent. In partnership with ringers, City Livery Companies, the City of London … [Read more...]

Ringing Remembers Poster

Please find attached the Ringing Remembers Poster from Big Ideas Co who are working with the CCCBR on the Ringing Remembers campaign.  Please circulate this to your towers and encourage them to put it up in church and village notice boards.  There will be a suite of images available to download from the CCCBR website to use on other material as well. There will be some limited numbers of printed posters available, and a trifold information leaflet at the ART conference at the beginning of March … [Read more...]

Aviva Community Fund Application – Second London Summer School

Middlesex Association has another opportunity to be awarded a grant of £1,000 to enable us to run a one week summer school next year aimed at new recruits to ringing. Aviva give 200 awards of £1,000 based on votes from the general public and the successful projects are those which receive the most online votes. Each of you, your friends and relatives have ten votes each, which you can cast on Aviva’s Community Fund website.  Obviously we hope that you will cast all your ten votes for MCALDG’s … [Read more...]

Autumn General Meeting Headlines

The Association’s Autumn General Meeting was held at Stepney, St Dunstan today, with the President (Geraldine Forster) in the chair. Around 40 members attended. A truly sumptuous tea was very generously provided by the Stepney ringers and friends. This raised £100 for the Bell Restoration Fund. Funds for the BRF were also raised through a raffle. Headlines were: The 6-Bell Striking competition was held in the afternoon at Stepney St Dunstan (on the front six), judged by Adrian Sweeting … [Read more...]

Middlesex return to the Essex Trophy 10-bell competition

A band representing Middlesex has entered the competition for the Essex Trophy (10-bell competition) after a gap of six years. It was held at Hertford on Saturday 9th September with the following results: 1st Sussex CA (85%) 2nd Essex A (82) 3rd Kent CA (76) 4th Middlesex CA (69) 5th Surrey A (62) 6th Hertford CA (55) … [Read more...]

Dennis Brock on BBC Radio 4 “Sunday”

The 28 May 2017 episode of the BBC Radio 4 program: "Sunday" featured an article about Dennis Brock. The piece featuring Dennis starts at around 18:50 into the program. There are various ways to listen: Listen Now on the BBC iPlayer Radio Download from the Sunday Podcast page Download the file directly from the BBC here Use your favourite Podcast app to download the episode or subscribe to the program: Android / Google Play / RSS iTunes / Windows phone   … [Read more...]

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