58 bells

At 5:30pm on Monday 27th April, the tenor was tolled 58 times to mark the passing of Michael Gordon Stammers, brother of Chawton ringer Bob Stammers. A recording was made and played at Mike’s funeral during a period of quiet reflection.

Tower Decision 2015

On 19th January, interested parties will gather in The Greyfriar at or before 7:30pm in order to discuss the following over some suitable libations:-

1930: Apologies – There won’t be any, we don’t care.

1931: Approval of 2014 AGM minutes – They will be, we don’t care.

1936: Future of band. To consider:

i. Continue as Chawton – Who knows? maybe, if there are at least four of us.

ii. Merge with Bentworth – We’ve pretty much done that already.

iii. Merge with Selborne – Selborne’s nearer than Bentworth.

iv. Disband – Again.

 

2011: Treasurer’s report – Have we got any money?

2016: 2015 subscriptions – to the guild, if only for insurance purposes.

2021: Wedding/Service cover arrangements – Who will we sub out to?

2036: Band development/publicity – If we’re going to carry on, a plan might help.

2100: Time for bed said Zebedee.

Combining towers

Over the last few weeks Chawton and Bentworth have joined forces, coming together for Sunday ringing and for Monday practices and this has proved greatly beneficial to both bands.

On Monday this week the practice was held in Chawton. Ten people turned up and we rang call changes, plain hunt, plain bob minimus, plain bob doubles and grandsire.

Excellent practice, admirably led by Chris Hurley from Bentworth.