World Peace Day

Many thanks to all the towers which rang in some way on Thursday for World Peace. Roy Sarre is keen to make a bigger use of the bells next year and will endeavour to get in touch earlier next year to organise. Saying that it’s the same date next year so do put it in the diary now.

Hawkear at ADM

Annual District Meeting 17 September, 2017. Photo: Victoria McAllister

Annual District Meeting 17 September, 2017. Photo: Victoria McAllister

I am pleased to report that the captains of each team entering the 6 bell on Alderney on Sept 16th have now received a Hawkear printout of each of their team member’s individual performances
Here on Alderney we have been working with these printouts for some time and are gradually making more & more use of them as our ringing improves. Routinely we record all Service/Performance ringing and as long as we remember to keep a list of who rang where we find it very helpful in reducing an individual’s consistent errors. We have also learned that Hawkear won’t analyse anything if we don’t all stand on the command ie if some bells strike in more rows than others it can’t cope & if the tenor cover is very very slow it puts it as leading for the next row instead!! In this way it gently reminds us that it was designed for the National 12 bell competition but these reminders are becoming less frequent. Interestingly it can’t manage half muffled ringing – the lines generated looked like a work of modern art☺
So that everyone has something to aim for I am pleased to announce that Hawkear has crowned Justin as The Best Ringer of the Day with a most impressive individual score – 27 – while ringing the tenor of the back 6 to Cambridge!!! – many congratulations☺

Wells Bells – Inaugural Ring

Inaugural Ring @ Wells Bells – The Channel islands’ Ringing Centre

Thurs 7th Sept 2017

The First Ring – Rounds and call changes were rung:

1.    Peter J R Bevis

2.    Aileen Wilson

3.    George Wyatt (bell hanger)

4.    Helen M McGregor

5.    June Banister

6.    Philippa Arditti

7.    Maurice Stupart

8.    Donald Hughes

With the changes called by Trevor Blades from outside the circle

This was followed by plain hunt on 7, a course of bob major and half a course of Yorkshire.

Single bells were rung by Jane Robinson, Bruce James,

Jeremy Stupart and Helen Blades


Finally: 1280 Plain Bob Major in 44 mins

1.    Helen M McGregor

2.    Aileen Wilson

3.    Mariko Whyte

4.    Julian Ferrar

5.    George E Wyatt

6.    Peter J R Bevis

7.   – 8. Matthew R T Higby (C)

First qtr peal on the bells