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...]

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 and … [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...]

2018 Middlesex 8 Bell Striking competition

To be held at St Mary, Staines, in Saturday 26th May, 3.45 meet and draw, ringing from 4.00. … [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...]

N&E Training needs assessment update

To all N&E Tower Captains, Thank you very much for your input to the training needs assessment in April/May. We had responses from 27 towers, giving a good perspective on the needs of bands across the district. We also had 18 offers of help, to either lead or support training sessions. A document is attached summarising the key findings. Based on these we have built an outline District training programme for the next 18 months, which is also attached. In delivering this programme … [Read more...]

St Mellitus Medal awarded to Dennis Brock for great contribution to parish life

The St Mellitus Medal has been awarded to Dennis Brock in recognition of his long service to St Mary’s Sunbury-on-Thames, the Diocese of London and to the world of bell ringing in London and the Home Counties. See the full story from the Diocese of London here: http://www.london.anglican.org/articles/st-mellitus-medal-awarded-for-great-contribution-to-parish-life/ … [Read more...]

N & E Learners’ Outing

On 18th June 10 learners and 17 helpers visited Monken Hadley, Ridge, South Mimms and North Mymms towers for the annual Learners' Outing, stopping for lunch at Ridge and finishing with a delicious tea provided at North Mymms by the Monken Hadley ringers. Many thanks to the drivers and helpers - we raised about £64 for the BRF after tower donations were given. … [Read more...]