of the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
The latest result in the 2018 Gipson Trophy striking competition is an away win on Tuesday 30th October for Chesterton & Fen Ditton. The Shelfords team is currently leading the table, but can still be caught... The table of fixtures and results is here; please let me know of any results that are missing.
Ringing in the District to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice so far has included ringing at Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Dullingham, Duxford, Fowlmere, Foxton, Great Wilbraham (here, here and here), Great St Mary's, Guilden Morden, Horningsea, Ickleton, Little Eversden, Melbourn (here and here), Meldreth (here and here), Pampisford (here, here, here and here), Sawston, St Andrew the Great (by the CUG), Thriplow (here, here and here), Trumpington, Whittlesford (here, here, here, here and here), Woodditton and Mawson Road. Please put details of any ringing (not just peals and quarters) on BellBoard. For commemorative ringing from the last four years, see here.
This month's Surprise Major Practice will be held at Great Shelford on Saturday 24th November, from 10:30 to 12:30. We will be finishing the year with a more general practice, so any of the standard eight will be fair game, and perhaps some spliced too. Therefore, please come prepared for as many methods as you think you can handle and we will try to cover everything that is desired by those there on the day. Get revising those blue lines now!
Congratulations to Karen Miles (Great Wilbraham), Mervyn Rogers (Fen Ditton) and Cath Byers (Stretham/Thriplow), who have achieved their Level 1 Award (Bell Handling) in the Learning the Ropes scheme.
Please note that the Blue Peter episode that will include the filming done at the Ringing World National Youth Contest in July will now be shown on Thursday 22nd November at 5.30pm.
Ely DA branded clothing is now available. Expertees of Huntingdon have set up a web shop for Ely DA garments, embroidered with the logo of the Association. Under the logo there is space for the name of your tower or District. At present, the available garments are: T-shirt, polo shirt, sweatshirt and fleece jacket with sleeves or sleeveless, all in a range of colours.
Geoff Perryman does a fantastic job, single-handedly coordinating the Practice Night Support scheme, but his band of helpers is dwindling, which means that he can't cater for all the requests that he has from towers for help. So, please get in touch with him (C. 207790) if you can help, as your assistance is greatly appreciated by the towers. Even if you can only ring plain hunt, you can still make a difference, enabling bands to ring things that they otherwise wouldn't have enough people to so.
Robert Turner - Melbourn, 4th November
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