Update 12 September from Helen Allton

Dear all,

Good afternoon,

Here is Helen’s latest update. Please note the date of the next Guild meeting.

Helen has also asked that information on future Branch events be sent to the Guild Webmaster for inclusion in the Guild Events calendar.

Best wishes,


Helen’s text:

To: Branch Chair, secretaries & treasurers. Please circulate to members. 

That made a nice change – I was able to attend Kettering’s branch meeting on Saturday afternoon; two sixes, nice weather and a convenient pub afterwards – what was not to like! Thank you for having us. Wellingborough are having their first branch event this Saturday. It’s good to see branches making steps back to ringing as well as towers. It’s an important part of ringing to get out and about to other towers and bells and to enjoy chatting to people again (Yes, I know ringing masters disapprove of too much of that while they’re trying to arrange ringing!)

Guild news

The next Guild meeting is a fortnight away, on Saturday 25th September at Thrapston. There will be open ringing at 3 pm and an informal contest before the business meeting at 5 pm. See here for details: https://pdg.org.uk/latest-news/summer-festival. Nomination for Safeguarding Officer can be sent to me ahead of the meeting or taken at the meeting. Advance notice of any other items of business would be appreciated. 

If you want to see what events are taking place across the Guild, please check out the Guild website, they are listed on the Events page: https://pdg.org.uk/events

Can branches please let the webmaster (webmaster@pdg.org.uk) know of any changes, cancellations, or additions so that the page can be kept up to date. Tower special events taking place within the Guild can also be included, as an event or a news item, just let the webmaster know. Until things are entirely back to normal, it would be as well to confirm that an event is taking place before travelling any great distance. 


The president’s latest blog, with additional mathematics, is available here: https://cccbr.org.uk/2021/09/08/presidents-blog-6×9/

Youth Ringing

This weekend saw the National Youth Ringing competition, hosted at Worcester. Teams from across the country took part, ringing rounds or methods in the contests. Kent and Oxford were successful. At this event the Young Change Ringers Association was launched. https://ycra.org.uk/ This is a national association for young ringers (under 30) to encourage the younger ringers. If you have some in your tower you might like to point them in that direction. 

The Guild is aiming to gather young ringers is our area to enable younger ringers to ring with other of their age group. If you are or have young ringers in your tower, please get in touch with Nich Wilson on young_ringers@pdg.org.uk to find out more. Helpers of a less young variety are also appreciated!

Hopefully see some of you at events in the next few weeks. 

Helen Allton

Secretary: Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers

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