Two Significant Quarter Peals in opposite corners of the Association

On 22 & 24 February 2 Quarter Peals were scored in opposite corners of the Association. Sonia Field conducted a Quarter Peal of Plain Bob Doubles on World Thinking Day which was Jo’s first quarter as treble and Luke’s first on an inside bell at Harrow Weald in the North West corner of the Association. World Thinking Day band A couple of days later in the far South East of the Association Louise Booth conducted a Quarter Peal of Flying Scotsman Doubles which gave Edward his … [Read more...]

Bell News 111 September 2022

The September issue of Bell News is now available on the Association Info page, under Newsletter. It contains articles on activity in the London area, and a useful calendar guide to ringing practices and events. … [Read more...]

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 … [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 - Hackney, 20 … [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 … [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...]