Archives for February 2014

N&E District Planning Meeting

On 18 January at St Anne's, Highgate, the District Planning Meeting discussed the calendar of events for 2014, shared a meal, and enjoyed a Quiz.  Following the meeting we were turned loose on the most amazing bring-and-share buffet - better than I've seen at many professionally catered events.  There followed the Quiz under Quiz Master Patrick Draper (Saffron Walden) who kept a tight rein on proceedings and kept us marching along at a brisk pace.  Our grateful thanks go to Patrick for … [Read more...]

N&E Annual District Meeting

The N & E Annual District Meeting  at St. James, Islington on 15th February, with 43 people attending, 20 towers represented.  The programme for the year was circulated and agreed.  Paul Norman retired as Assistant Ringing Master and was thanked for his services, and the following officers were elected: Chair:                                                       Margaret Peirce                                                                   Ringing Master:                               … [Read more...]

S&W District Annual Meeting

The South & West District Annual Meeting took place at St Mary's Church, Hayes, on Saturday 8th February 2014. The following officers were elected: Chairman: Michael Palmer Ringing Master: John Manley Deputy Ringing Master: Dorothy Barker Secretary: Peter Kemp Treasurer: Janet Baker Assistant Treasurer: Jill Wigney Bell Restoration Committee Representatives: Ray Pearce and John Barrance Training Committee Representatives: John Manley + vacancy Independent … [Read more...]

South & West District Quiz Night

Rowena Scott reports:   Thank you to the Harefield Ringers for hosting a Fun Quiz Night following the South & Western District Planning meeting on the 11th January. 120 quests were served a Ploughman's Platter and Pastries. The evening finished with ‘Heads & Tail’ raising £900 for the Bell Restoration Fund. … [Read more...]

Annual Subscriptions

Annual Subscriptions are now due. If you are a member of a band at a tower then it is easier if your subscription is passed on by the tower secretary.  They should then be given to the district secretaries (or the district treasurers, where the responsibility has been devolved to a different officer). Unattached members and those who may not see their district secretary for a while can settle up with the Association Membership Secretary, Jill Wigney. Ordinary members currently pay £8 … [Read more...]

Fulham Bell Restoration

Stephen Jakeman, Bell Restoration Officer reports: The work in the last week of January paid off handsomely with the bells positioned in the church for the blessing  by the Bishop of London during the morning service on Sunday 2nd February. This service was one to be remembered – a well organised Parish event – great sermon by the Bishop – Eddie Hartley (Tower Captain) sounding the Tenor (specially hung on the ground floor) during the service when required, and the other bells set out for … [Read more...]