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

Lucy Chandhial writes: I'm collecting free donations for Middlesex County Association Bell Restoration Fund every time I buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, easyfundraising. With over 3,000 shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, I can get donations on everything from my weekly shop to my annual holiday and it doesn't cost me a penny extra! Join me and over 1.2 million other caring shoppers … [Read more...]

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...]

Musical Evening for the BRF

A brilliantly conceived and executed social evening revealed the astonishing musical talents of N&E District ringers. Proceedings were opened by Alec Gray on solo trumpet (move over, Satchmo) and the varied program that followed maintained the high standard. Our considerable thanks to Michael Royalton-Kisch and Janet Betham for organisation and their performances. And the icing on the cake was the wonderful amount of £758 raised for the BRF. … [Read more...]

MCALDG 6-Bell Striking Competition Results

The Association's 6-bell Striking Competition was held on Saturday 15 October, at Hanwell, St Mary. Six teams rang two 120s separated by a few whole pulls of rounds. The judges, Ben Kipling assisted by John Manley, aggregated their marks for each 120, as set out below. The results were given by Ben at the Autumn General Meeting at Ealing: 1. Staines - Grandsire Doubles - 39 faults + 22 faults = 61 2. Aldgate- Grandsire Doubles -  64 faults + 34 faults = 99 3. Ealing - Grandsire Doubles - … [Read more...]

Summary of MCALDG Autumn General Meeting

The Association's Autumn General Meeting was held at Ealing on the afternoon of Saturday 15 October, in the hall of the United Reform Church on Ealing Green. This followed ringing before a service at Ealing Christ Church, and an excellent tea provided by the Ealing ringers. The attendance was a little down on previous years, perhaps not helped by the wet weather in west London. However, 36 people signed the record of attendance, representing 19 towers, and with two members present who are not … [Read more...]