Eleven ringers on Sunday 21st December. We rang some well struck call changes on ten and touches of both Grandsire and Stedman Triples. Eight people turned up to ring for the carol service in the evening. We rang some nice call changes and touches of Grandsire Doubles and Plain Bob Minor.
A strong practice last night with around 16 people attending. One young ringer now handling bell in rounds unaided and some good call changes on ten. We continue to struggle with ringing the comparatively easy Little Bob Major after ringing three leads of London, though it’s probably just the shock of getting through those three leads relatively unscathed.
Seventeen in total at practice tonight. Some really promising progress from our younger ringers who are doing really well and some excellent progress with Plain Hunting on even numbers from some of our older learners. A very good attempt of three leads of London Major into Little Bob, excellent London, we obviously need to practice Little Bob!
Tonight’s quarter peal, rung by the following people in 44 minutes;
1 Adam A Brady
2 Jacqueline M Barlow
3 Phillip R J Barnes
4 Elizabeth A Barnes
5 Peter M Jasper
6 Jack P Gunning
7 James R S Sawle
8 Michael A Birkbeck
9 Daniel W Brady (C)
10 Richard J Barclay
Only 7 ringers this morning, but there was one noteworthy piece of ringing in the form of some well-struck call changes called by Roy Barclay (who didn’t even need much persuading). We won’t believe Roy again when he says he can’t or won’t call call-changes!
17 in total at practice tonight. Call changes on ten, some Single Oxford for a change and a slightly optimistic attempt at Spliced Major.
Ten ringers at Staplehurst this morning, some well struck call changes as well as an excellent touch of Grandsire Triples.
Around 20 ringers from the Tonbridge District enjoyed the bells this evening. Ringing rounds on ten, several people’s from first goes at Plain Hunt 9 and some very good Kent Treble Bob Royal.
Ten ringers from Staplehurst took part in the combined district method ringing and call change striking competition. We were placed first in both sections of this competition, this is the second year running we have won both, lets hope for the hat trick.
A rather reduced practice tonight, early ringing included rounds on 6, where our newest ringer was “putting it all together” at only his second practice. Later on we rang Orpheus Doubles, Cambridge Minor & Grandsire Triples, all half muffled.