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The Channel Islands Pirates

The Channel Islands Pirates will be taking part in competition in York July 4th:-)

27 teams have entered but the organisers have split them into method ringing and call changes teams so all 27 teams can enter (there had been the threat of a ballot if more than 24 teams entered)

We will be a method team, probably Bob Triples.

40 yrs ago

40 years ago Peter & I rang our first qtr peal. We rang it together, I had the treble as I could see it (but not hear it) & Peter rang the tenor as he could hear it but couldn’t see it:-(
We couldn’t let this anniversary slide by even though we were in Tulloch and half the band was away, so we resorted to handbells:
It was good fun:-)

Moving the ADM – Sept 19th 2020 ADM to be held on Guernsey

The Alderney band – faced with the reality that Jersey will be unable to join us in Sept 2020 for the ADM if we retain the opportunity to host the meeting – surrender that option.
We are most anxious that any reference to ‘moving the venue to another island’ is couched in terms which reflect our surrendering the option is NOT because we don’t want to/can’t host it but because we want to give every island the best chance of attending.
This is to be considered a one-off surrendering, we fervently hope that present inter-island travel difficulties will not persist too far into the future.
The Alderney Band

Ay youngsters go to Jsy

Alderney young ringers – Aaron & Olo – enjoyed a tremendous weekend of ringing, zipwire, cinema and pizza on Jersey Nov 23/24th. Having an opportunity to ring on different bells & with other Young Ringers was a tremendously valuable experience. We were extremely grateful to Justin & Louise for all the arrangemnets and to them, Peter & Jo and Richard for accommodating us all. Helen & Aileen

Extra ringing on Alderney

A group of 12 experienced bellringers from Reading were on-island from Aug 17 – 24th. 11 of them and Helen McGregor rang a peal of Yorkshire S Max at St Anne’s on Weds afternoon Aug 21st.. They also rang 3 full peals on Wells Bells and a peal on handbells in their rented house – St John’s but they also supported a number of training initiatives for the local ringers

 Over the last 2 summers the Alderney ringers have been teaching Jane Trought’s grandaughter  – Ines Picchioni – to ring & she rang her first ever quarter peal with the visitors. Peter Bevis rang a quarter peal of Yorkshire S Max, Aaron  rang in 2 quarter peals AND a full peal on Wells Bells. Philippa Arditti called a 720 of bob minor, June Banister, Victoria McAllister, Aileen Wilson, Heather Winder & Donald Hughes all took the opportunity to consolidate their advanced methods – with a special practice to concentrate of Cambridge minor, a qtr peal of St Simons’ bob triples and an advanced practice for Cornwall , Cambridge major, DNCBM & Stedman triples

 All of this group – along with at least another 24 other ringers – will be returning to Alderney in August 2020 for another week of extensive ringing

Photo is of band that rang the peal at St Anne’s

Alderney Fayre

The St Anne’s ringers ran a very successful stall at the island Fayre on Sunday 25th August. Locals and visitors were all very interested in the story behind our Remembrance peal board, the model bell was put to good use to describe the workings and we rang handbells all afternoon – explaining what is plain hunt and then we enjoyed some bob minor, Cambridge S minor, Bourne S minor and DNCBM:-)

Open Day on Alderney

Over 40 visitors came to enioy our open day on 7th August. Our wonderfully large ringing room lends itself perfectly to Open Days, with plenty of room for full explanations using a model bell and a slow motion video. We had dropped the front 6 and gave demos on the back 6 – one ringer on handstroke and one on backstroke, then one ringer ringing both strokes, then rounds, a call change and finally some plain hunt which was always greeted with applause:-). Donald was able to give a potted history of the bells to everyone who climbed up to see them, Helen gave a go to interested adults & children were encouraged to come to Wells Bells for their turn. Tea and cakes proved popular downstairs too!