Winter 2012/2013 Newsletter Issue 107: The Winter 2012/2013 Newsletter is now available for download and either read online or printed locally.
|Guild 8-bell Striking Competition – Monday 6th May|
The competition took place at St Michael, Bray, Berks. St. Mary Reading won the 8-bell trophy. The Reading Branch are now once again the Victors.
The judges Kate and Paul Flavell placed the 6 teams as follows
Full details and other images can be found on the Guild website at www.odg.org.uk
Steve Rossiter from St Mary's Reading receiving the trophy from the judges
The Sunday Service band from Tilehurst who had not entered the competion for some years came 5th.
FORTHCOMING BRANCH EVENTS:
2013 Branch Diary
PLEASE NOTE: At the 2013 AGM the times of the Branch Practices was changed to Saturdays at 10am - 11.30 am with an option to extend to 12 noon if the Ringing Master thinks that the practice warrants it. The Higher Numbers Practice at St Laurence has been cancelled. If any ringer wants to improve their higher numbers skills they are asked to contact the Ringing Master who will be pleased to discuss requirements and make arrangments accordingly. The Surprise Major Practice will continue at Shiplake as advertised in the diary.
PAST BRANCH EVENTS:
Branch 6 Bell Striking Competition The 2012 6 Bell Striking competition took place on Saturday the 8th September 2012 at Nettlebed.
St Mary's won the Topper trophy once again and now go on to represent the Branch at the Guild 6 bell contest later this year. Mortimer were winners of the John Butler Novice Competition trophy and many congratulations are given to them. Having not entered a team for many years this is a good sign that the Branch towers are alive and well and we hope to see Mortimer again in the future.
The judges for the event were Ken and Sue Davenport. The chairman of the Branch, Ann Osborne, gave thanks to both Ken and Sue for their services and Ian Judd gave a vote of thanks to the incumbent for the use of the bells and for the use of the school hall and also to the team from Nettlebed who provided a splendid tea.
|St Mary's Bandplaced 1st with 19 faults, from L/R|
June Saint(1), June Wells(2), Louise Ellis(3),
John Manley(4), Peter Ellis(C)(5), John Wells(6)
|Tilehurst A Band placed 2nd with 25 faults, from L/R|
Jo Shepherd(1), Jo Druce(2), Colin Newman(3),
Colin Cairns(4), Giles Winter(C)(5), Chris Johnson(6)
|Goring Bandplaced 3rd with 30 faults, from L/R|
William Harwin(3), Josie Irving(4), Antoinette Jackson(2),
Wendy Middleton(5), Robin Middleton(6), Ian Judd(C)(1)
|Nettlebed Band placed 4th with 39 faults, from L/R|
Jeremy Simon(1), Ralph Elmes(C)(5), Mark Castle(2),
Susan Byers(4), Viv Bloundele(6), Julie Champion(3)
|Cavershamplaced 5th with 59 faults, from L/R|
Ann Osborne(1), Jenny Page(2), Julie Champion(3),
Ralph Elmes(4), Jack Page(C)(5), James Champion(6)
|Mortimer Novices Band - |
winners of the John Butler trophy. placed 6th with 71 faults and 1st in the novices trophy, from L/R
Janet Carless(1), Carol Wheeler(2), Jackie McGee(3),
Jeremy Wheeler(4), Andrew Slater(5), Rex Haigh(C)(6)
|Mortimer Novices Band - presentation of the tropy by Ann Osborne, Branch Chairman at a Band practice at St Mary's, Mortimer. from L/R|
Ann Osborne, Jeremy Wheeler, Rex Haigh, Jackie McGee, Andre Slater,
|Tilehurst B Band placed 7th with 79 faults, from L/R|
Jo Knight(1), Rosa Bardwell(2), Eunice Wark(C)(3),
Bob Sherwood(4), David Bardwell(5), John Southern(6)
|Mapledurham Novices Band placed 8th with 84 faults and 2nd in the novices trophy, from L/R|
Christine Bisgrove(1), Ann Osborne(2), Diana McClure(3),
David Sumner(4), Roger Hopkinson(5), Richard Bisgrove(C)(6)
|Caversham Novices Band placed 9th with 86 faults and 3rd in the novices trophy, from L/R|
Kester Jacob(1), Ella Wiles(2),Jane Havelock(3),
Vicky Alexander(4), Jack Page(C)(5), Roger Hopkinson(6)
TRAINING DAYS 2012 - Ann Osborne, who took on the role of Training Officer (as well as Branch Chairman) at the 2012 AGM, is organising some specific training days for Branch Members. Your tower should receive notice of these events along with an application form so be sure to ask if you have not yet seen it. Failing that you can read all about the programme and get an application form via the Training pages on this website.
The Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers was established on 17th January 1881. Its work is effected through 15 branch organisations covering the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire.
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For all other Branch contacts and Tower contacts, please refer to the latest Guild Annual Report.
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