South & West Striking Competition

The S&W 6-bell striking competition took place at Cranford on Sunday 4th June.  A record eight teams took part, and the judge was Ben Kipling from St Martin-in-the-Fields.  It was particularly good to see a U3A band from Twickenham, some of whom only started to ring in Autumn last year. This years winner was Staines, second was Acton, and third was Hillingdon.  These three teams will go on to the final at the Association Autumn General Meeting on October 21st at Stepney (St … [Read more...]

North & East Striking Competition

The results of the North & East District striking competition which was held at St George in the East on Saturday 20th May were as follows: 1st place - Islington St. James - 20 2nd place - Stepney St. Dunstans - 23 3rd place - Aldgate St. Botolphs A - 26 4th place - Hackney St. John's - 35 5th place - Enfield St. Andrews - 76 6th place - Kilburn St. Augustines - unable to complete the piece so disqualified The Novice competition was won by Aldgate St Botolphs B. The top … [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...]

BBC Music Day is coming

is coming ! BBC Music Day is returning for its third year on Thursday 15 June 2017, celebrating music’s ability to unite communities across generations, and this year bell-ringers have been asked to play an even bigger role. The sound of bells, with their power to bring communities and generations together, was a feature of last year’s BBC Music Day, with over 200 bell-ringing groups taking part. This year's theme is the power of music, and the day will feature broadcasts on BBC TV, … [Read more...]

Easy Fundraising

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2017 Handbell striking competition results

The 2017 handbell Striking competitions took place in the majestic surroundings of Harrow School on Saturday 6 June, as part of the annual handbell day. The competitions were judged by Roger and Kath Baldwin, thus: The 6-bell Competition for "The Goodfellow Cup" attracted four entries.  Results were as follows: 1st (17 faults) - Chiswick, ringing Plain Bob Minor 2nd (30 faults) - Southwark, ringing Kent T B Minor 3rd (45 faults) - Harrow, ringing Plain Bob Minor 4th (46 faults) - … [Read more...]

CRAG Summary Report and Main Report Frequently Asked Questions

As General Secretary of the Association Steve Mitchel has been sent the CRAG FAQ PDF document: you can read the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document here -> CRAG FAQ … [Read more...]

Minutes of the 2017 AGM

Linda Foddering (Assistant General Secretary) has produced the attached minutes of the MCA & LDG Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 22 April 2017. Please let Linda know of any amendments or corrections, Annual General Meeting Minutes 22 April 2017 … [Read more...]

Bellringing Summer School

Thanks to all who voted in the Aviva Community Awards! The London Bellringing Summer School for learners will take place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th August, based in Kensington where the tower has excellent training facilities including a set of dumbbells, partially funded by the Middlesex Association. Each day will run from 10 until 4 and will include handling lessons on tower bells, handbells, some history of ringing and change ringing theory. The aim of is to enable prepare learners … [Read more...]

8 Bell Striking competition

To be held at St Mary, Finchley: Saturday 27th May, 3.30 meet, ringing from 4.00. … [Read more...]