Helen’s weekly letter follows. Some items are complex so I’ve indicated where you can find them as I couldn’t include them in this mail message.
Best wishes all
In a week when we’ve been able to move more and meet in small groups outside, it feels ironic that it’s decided to rain quite a lot these last few days! Not that the garden didn’t need it. This week has the usual mixture of items of varying degrees of interest.
Blast from the past
This week we’re heading back to 1974 and the Guild’s 50th anniversary. There was a group photo taken at the AGM. Some of you will be in this, can you find yourself? Who else can you spot? Do let us know who you can find and what you remember. I have a higher resolution image, if you wanted to examine this more closely. We’re going to try and put this on the Guild website; I’ll mail out a link next week.
(Please look on the Guild facebook page or the Guild web site for this photo – thanks. Sylvia)
A couple of puzzles for you this week.
To give you something to pick up between dodging showers, here’s a word search; to discover surprise major methods beginning with D. Delightful.
In honour of my favourite quiz show, Only Connect, we have a missing vowels round for you. Connections are on each page. Good luck, or should that be GDLK!
(Guild facebook page for these)
With ringing not possible, some people are turning to technology to keep in method practice. Ringing electronically can be very different, however there are some tools out there to help you get started.
Other sources of help are available. There are presentations from Andy Cope – All Souls, Bolton and from ART on the topic. Those, and many others, can be found in the CCCBR YouTube index of training. https://cccbr.org.uk/youtube-index
On a day that looks more like January than June, you don’t want to be going out. So stay in and be entertained and educated at the same time. Two items, both by Gareth Davies. Firstly a short item that featured on BBC’s “In Touch” (starts at ~ 12 minutes) featuring a blind bellringer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gtny
And secondly a talk titled “Odious Invective and Fabulous Falacies” about ringing in Cambridge in the 18th Century.
The CCCBR has collected all the entries into this month’s YouTube competition (for striking on up to 6 bells) into a play list. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmJrg8h0wm_qEMdydGX8FRhOMQNbR-eFN
June’s category is “Most unusual or interesting ringing video”. More information on how to enter (and maybe win a prize!) can be found here: https://cccbr.org.uk/youtube-competition/
The Central Council Stewardship and Management Workgroup is also looking for volunteers with GDPR experience. Mail attached.
(Please look in Downloads section of the Branch website for this)
Bells on Sunday
Bells on Sunday comes from just over the border in Lincolnshire, Deeping St James. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000jt06
And don’t forget our two competitions, which were mailed out last week, the virtual ringers’ tea and the puzzling piece of text. Entries to either welcome at any time to me by end of August (assuming AGM in September).