2015 firsts

Nine for Sunday ringing on the first Sunday of 2015!

Eleven at the first practice tonight: Bethany, Bob, Chris, Janet, Janice, Jerry, Kathryn, Keith, Simon, Will and Will performed call changes, plain hunt on 5, Plain Bob Doubles, and Grandsire Doubles

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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.

Crowded practice

Excellent practice session this evening made possible by a wealth of visitors from Milland (not even in Hampshire!), from Alton and from Blackmoor.

Ringing included rounds & call changes, Plain Hunt, Plain Bob Doubles, Grandsire Doubles and Stedman Doubles – how good is that? Lots of practice for Bob preparing for his debut as a Quarter Peal treble ringer. A good varied evening with something for everybody present (including a trip to the GreyFriar for “asbo”)

Wondering what all those strange names are (Plain Bob Doubles, etc)? They’re names of “methods”, the bell ringing equivalent of a tune, patterns of sequence changes which the ringers learn by heart. Wikipedia provides this explanation.