Category Archives: Training

Plain and Little Bob Royal Course

OXFORD DIOCESAN GUILD
TEN BELL COURSE
A One Day Course organised by the
Guild Education Committee
Saturday 30th November 2019, 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
at
St Michael and All Angels, Aston Clinton
A course on
Plain and Little Bob Royal
for Guild Members who would like to develop their 10 bell ringing.
There will be a charge of £12.00 to cover a tower donation
and refreshments. Own arrangements for lunch.
(Pub/restaurant facilities available quite close to the Church)
NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
The closing date for applications will be 3rd November.
To apply for this course please contact Patricia Newton
Tel: 01844 352926 email: steward@southoxon.odg.org.uk

Grandsire Caters Course

OXFORD DIOCESAN GUILD
TEN BELL COURSE
A One Day Course organised by the
Guild Education Committee
Saturday 2nd November, 2019
10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
at
St Andrew, Shrivenham
A course on
Grandsire Caters
for Guild Members who would like to develop their 10 bell
ringing.
There will be a charge of £12.00 to cover a tower donation
and refreshments. Own arrangements for lunch.
(Pub/restaurant facilities available quite close to the Church)
NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
The closing date for applications will be 12th October.
Preference will be given to ringers who have not attended
previous ten bell courses.
To apply for this course please contact Ken Darvill
Tel: 01494 713217 email: secretary@odg.org.uk

Steeple Aston – One Day Training Course

Saturday 26th October 2019 At Steeple Aston
9.15am to 8.00pm
A one-day training course providing tuition and practical experience ringing basic methods from Plain Hunt, Plain Bob and Grandsire to Plain Bob Major

£30 per person
For further details and an application form please email
steepleastoncourse@odg.org.uk
(includes evening meal)
The closing date for applications is Sunday 15th September

Click on the link below to download poster:

Steeple Aston 2019 Poster

Branch Training Day – Doubles Variations

Branch News 2On Saturday October 17th the North Bucks Branch held their annual training day, learning about ringing doubles variations, an area that can often be overlooked at tower practices. Personally this was a new experience as I am used to ringing triples and major methods. It felt very different.

The training consisted of two sessions. The morning session was held at Downs Barn, followed by Woughton in the afternoon. There was a varied mix of ringers at both sessions. I found the sessions very enlightening and educational. It was the first time I had ever combined doubles methods with bobs and singles of another method. Nevertheless I started to quickly understand it as the more experienced ringers explained how and why this happens. To my surprise it worked. There was a deserved break in the middle of the day for lunch, as the morning ringing proved quite tiring both physically and mentally.

I would like to thank all of the helpers on the course as their instruction proved very helpful and it made me more interested in the many doubles methods and variations that exist, and keen to try some of them out on practice nights.

Lydia Bates

Simpson, Milton Keynes
St Thomas the Apostle
Saturday, 14 November 2015 (7–1–7)
1260 Doubles (11 M/V)
Antelope, Litchurch, St Jude, St Laurence, St Austell, St Stephen, St David, St Mary, St Crispin, St Cecilia, Laverstoke

1 Brian Baldwin
2 Gary Reading
3 Ann Birch
4 Martin Petchey
5 Simon J O Head (C)
6 Paul Crombleholme

Most m/v 2, 3, 4; for North Bucks Branch quarter-peal week by participants in a recent Branch course on Doubles Variations.

Course Material

The following course material is now available:

For a list of doubles variations why not try here?  You have been warned – it is long.

Terry Page