Newport Pagnell QP on YouTube

Branch News 2A five minute extract of the quarter peal of 1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major rung at Newport Pagnell on Sunday 16th November 2014.

Newport Pagnell, 16th November 2014
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major

1 Hazel Dallen
2 David Phillipson (c)
3 Alison Willgress
4 Ian Willgress
5 Lesley Belcher
6 Doug Hird
7 Alan Marchbank
8 Simon Read

NBB QP Week Starts – Update 16/11/14

TBranch News 2he branch quarter peal week started auspiciously last night with a fine quarter peal of Plain Bob Minor at Emberton.

Emberton, 7th November 2014
1320 Plain Bob Minor

1 Lesley Belcher
2 Sam Haslam
3 Wendy Haslam
4 Roy Keeves
5 Phil Haslam
6 Tony Gray (c)

Rung to celebrate the Diamond Wedding anniversary of Olive and Keith Haslam on 6th November 2014

Woughton on the Green, 9th November 2014
1440 Kent & Oxford Treble Bob Minor

1   Brian Baldwin
2   Christina Tribble
3   Martin Smith
4   Martin Petchey
5   Peter Tribble
6   Simon J O Head (C)

Half muffled, in commemoration of the fallen from this village. First in the method 1,2,3,4,5

Olney, 10th November 2014
1260 Plain Bob Doubles

1 Judy Gay
2 Liz Sheaf (1st in method inside)
3 Doug Hird (c)
4 Roger Gay
5 Scott Ayers
6 Charles Knight

Rung half muffled for Remembrance

Wicken, 11th November 2014
1280 Cambridge S Major

1 Ray Vickers
2 Ann Fletcher
3 Ann Birch (1st of Surprise Major)
4 Nick Read
5 Lesley Belcher
6 Andrew Spencer
7 Ruth Stokes
8 Chris Stokes (c)

Rung in fond memory of Robert George a loyal ringer at Maids Moreton

Newport Pagnell, 12th November 2014
1260 Plain Bob Doubles

1 Keith Wagstaff (1st on treble)
2 Nick Read
3 Nicki King
4 Charles Knight
5 Doug Hird (c)
6 Liz Wagstaff (1st on tenor behind)

Downs Barn, 15th November 2014
1280 Cambridge S Major

1 Graham Bartholomew
2 B Douglas Hird
3 Lesley J Belcher
4 Angela Blackburn
5 Roger Gay
6 Gary Reading (1st surprise major)
7 David Phillipson
8 Simon Read (c)

Wavendon, 15th November 2013
1260 Plain Bob Doubles

1 Cerys Louise Dallen
2 Hannah Crombleholme (c)
3 Hazel E Dallen (c)
4 Paul Cromleholme (c)
5 Peter Tribble (c)
6 Patricia Caryl Rosewell

First Quarter Peal for the Wavendon Tower since the new band was created in 2012. We would like to also associate the quarter peal with Brian Baldwin who has been instructing the band since formation.

Hanslope, 15th November 2014
1260 Grandsire Triples

1 Helen Dear
2 Alan Cozens
3 Brian Berry
4 Anthony Gray (c)
5 Ian Thompson
6 Nicholas Gray
7 Roy Keeves
8 Andrew Timms

First Quarter Peal – Treble
Rung for Branch Quarter Peal Week
A 100th Birthday compliment on 7th November for Emily Keeves, mother of 7th
In memory of Derek Ward who passed away on 12th November, brother-in-law of 6th

Newport Pagnell, 16th November 2014
1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major

1 Hazel Dallen
2 David Phillipson (c)
3 Alison Willgress
4 Ian Willgress
5 Lesley Belcher
6 Doug Hird
7 Alan Marchbank
8 Simon Read

Farewell Peal for David Phillipson

Branch News 2Oxford Diocesan Guild
Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, Bucks
Cross and Stable
Saturday, 18 October 2014 in 2 hr 47 (6-0-10)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Stephen J Ivin
1 B Douglas Hird
2 Lesley J Belcher
3 Julie A Haseldine
4 Ruth Stokes
5 Alan J Marchbank
6 Christopher C Stokes
7 Andrew Haseldine (C)
8 David Phillipson
Rung to say farewell to David Phillipson, wishing him luck in his move to Australia (again.)
Circled tower (1)

Ringing up and down in peal – course report

Training Course

A total of ten learners and eighteen helpers attended the Branch course on ringing up and down in peal on Saturday.

There were two morning sessions held at Loughton and Milton Keynes Village and two afternoon sessions at Bradwell and Wavendon with lunch at the Talbot in Loughton in between. Each session was led by a different leader – all of whom were very experienced in ringing and teaching – and they were assisted by a number of helpers who were able to stand with the participants and talk them through the raising and lowering.

Several of the participants were also keen to learn how to lead up and down and by the end of the day they had all managed to do so successfully. It was quite a tiring day for those who attended both the morning and afternoon sessions and no doubt there were a few aching muscles on the Sunday morning! But it was all worth it as everyone made progress during the day and were all much more competent in ringing up and down in peal by the end of the course.

Ringing Up and Down in Peal - Photo

Ringing up and down in peal – course notes

Training CourseHere are the learning notes from the ringing up & down in peal branch course held on 11th October 2014.

This document is a compilation of resources readily found on the internet. There are some great videos on the internet which demonstrate what the course notes describe.

Ringing up (a single bell)

Ringing up in peal

Ringing down

You will find many other examples on the internet.

Quarter Peal at Olney

Branch News 2A Quarter Peal of 1260 Grandsire Triples was rung for Evensong at Olney on Sunday 28th September, having met short for Caters.

1 Ann Birch

2 Nick Read

3 Alan Cozens

4 Lesley Belcher

5 Nick Gray

6 Graham Bartholomew

7 Alan Marchbank (c)

8 John Brookman

The composition was very musical six part: s2, s2, b4, b4, b2, b1  replacing the b1 for a s1 in parts 3 and 6.