Guild Rope Splicing

Traditionally many towers remain silent during Holy Week.    On Tuesday 27th March, therefore, the Guild Education Committee is offering an evening covering “An Introduction to Rope Splicing”.   This will be in The Undercroft at Winchester Cathedral, from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.   This hands-on evening is FREE, though donations are invited towards expenses. See Guild website for more details

(CI District members who wish to learn closer to home can ask Peter Bevis next time they see him)

Guild Training Event

W & P full-day course on PLAIN BOB DOUBLES and MINOR to be held on Saturday 17th March 2018, based at St. Mary Bourne.  From experience, this is a popular subject and places can fill up very quickly.  Is this something you have tried, but found there isn’t time on a busy practice night to have a really good go?    Did you do it years ago but haven’t had an opportunity to pick it up recently?   Are you stagnating with plain courses and want to progress to touches?   Do you have friends in your tower in the same boat?   This is your chance!     If this sounds like you, why not take the opportunity to book a place and spend a whole day concentrating on one method, at your own particular level, with others doing the same thing who may well be facing the same problems and have the same queries.   If you haven’t been before I can promise you lots of help, both verbal and practical, from experienced tutors and very patient helpers. More info from:

christine.kwhittome@gmail.com

WW1 Centenary & Recruitment Campaign

A message from the W&P Guild Secretary:

One of our aims here is to further encourage participation in our Guild’s WW1 Centenary Commemoration Project.  

The ringing performances to date have been wonderful and varied –  tenors tolled, touches, quarter peals, peals – on tower bells and handbells, all to honour those ringers and non-ringers who fell during the conflict. Thank you all. Many towers have ensured that their local media has been advised of these special performances and as it is of significant local interest, the communities do appreciate it.

All of our Guild’s towers and ringers can be involved and there is still time to plan something really special.

Please keep looking out for more information as further details will be issued from time to time:

 


Our second aim then is to inspire towers and new ringers to engage as fully as possible with the recently launched Recruitment initiative 
Ringing Remembers …


A new ringer can play a very important part by signing up to become a bell ringer today in memory of the 1,400 ringers who lost their lives in WW1. 

It would be very helpful if towers that are wishing to take on new ringers, and are ready to do so, would register their details with the Guild website by emailing wpbells@gmail.com 

See other towers known to be recruiting at https://wpbells.org/learn-to-ring/ 

If a ringer would like to be able to teach and needs some guidance and support, please suggest they contact:


                                       or
Pete (Vice-Master) https://wpbells.org/contact-pete-jordan/            
                     

 If you have any queries, please contact Viv https://wpbells.org/contact-viv-nobbs/

Thank you and Happy New Year to all from Mike (Master), Pete (Vice Master), Heather (Hon. Secretary), Ros (Hon Treasurer and Viv (Immediate Past Master and Public Relations Officer).