Cambridge District

of the Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers


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The latest result in the 2018 Gipson Trophy striking competition is an away win for Linton on Monday 10th December. This brings Linton to finish just one point behind Great and Little Shelford at the top of the leader board. The table of fixtures and results is here.

Congratulations to Richard Green on his 50th birthday. A peal was rung at Trumpington to mark the occasion.

The Annual District Meeting will be held at Meldreth on Saturday 12th January 2019. Documentation for the ADM will be distributed in due course, but there is a more pressing matter to think about in the meantime, which is the membership of the District Committee. The current holders of the following positions do not intend to offer themselves for re-election: President, Ringing Master, Education/training Officer. Please give some thought to whether you would be interested in standing for one of these positions. The District relies on the enthusiasm and hard work of the District Committee, and it goes without saying that these positions need to be filled in order for the activities of the District to continue in 2019. Job descriptions for the roles are here. Some of the roles are currently done by more than one person in a 'job share', and this is an option if you feel you could help but do not have the confidence or time to take on the whole job. The current members of the District Committee are very happy to talk to anyone who is interested in joining us. Please do let us know if you are interested in standing for one of the above roles (or indeed any of the others).

Please note that the date for the Blue Peter episode that will include the filming done at the Ringing World National Youth Contest in July has changed again. It will now be shown on Thursday 10th January at 5.30pm.

Congratulations to Paul Lambton of Great Wilbraham, who has achieved his Level 1 (Bell Handling) Award in the Learning the Ropes scheme.

Ringing in the District to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice so far has included ringing at Bourn, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Dullingham, Duxford, Fen Ditton (here and here), 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. Special congratulations are due to Elizabeth Gibson, who learned to ring as part of the Ringing Remembers campaign and rang her first quarter peal at Duxford on Saturday. Other ringers from Ringing Remembers who rang on Remembrance Sunday include Duncan Curry (Fen Ditton and Horningsea), Madhu Davies (Horningsea), Caroline Hough (Cherry Hinton), Niamh Roberts (Whittlesford), Mervyn Rogers (Fen Ditton), Anna Sugden (Little Shelford) and John Willders (Melbourn), as well as five from Great Wilbraham. Please put details of any ringing (not just peals and quarters) on BellBoard. For commemorative ringing from the last four years, see here.

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.

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.


First Quarter Peal

Elizabeth Gibson - Duxford, 10th November
Robert Turner - Melbourn, 4th November

Quarter Peal footnotes

Alessandra Learmount - First Cambridge - Cambridge (GSM), 22nd November
Nathaniel Yealands-Flint - First Minor inside - Exning, 18th November
Nathaniel Yealands-Flint - First Grandsire - Histon, 28th October

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