3 April update from Helen Allton

Dear Ringers,

Helen Allton’s latest update is below.  There is plenty of news as well as dates for your diary.

Best wishes,


Helen’s text:

To Branch chair, treasurers & secretaries, please pass on to members

So much for much for my weather forecasting skills. After the last update when I confidently predicted that winter was behind us, the weather decided to prove me wrong. Snow, hail, wind and rain all made an appearance over the last few days. April is usually unpredictable but let’s hope that’s the end of that!

Guild news:
The Guild is planning a series of ringing opportunities to take place on Second Saturdays. The first two sessions will cover Basic Bell maintenance and Beyond Plain Bob. Express interest by e-mailing Simon Dixon. It is anticipated that sessions will be repeated at a later date. Locations will be advised once interest has been expressed. For more details, see https://pdg.org.uk/latest-news/second-saturday-sessions

There is also now a web page to encourage ringers to learn as a result of the Jubilee. See here for more details: https://pdg.org.uk/jubilee-ringing

And a reminder that the Spring meeting is on the 23rd April in the Kettering branch. Ringing at Stoke Albany (14:00) then the contest and ringing at Wilbarston (15:00). This will be followed by a brief business meeting before evening ringing at Brampton Ash. Names for tea to Jane Marsh by e-mail chairman@kettering.pdg.org.uk or by phone/text on 07708 376 524

Teams for the 6-bell striking contest should e-mail Simon Dixon, master@pdg.org.uk, to enter their team. For further details, see https://pdg.org.uk/latest-news/spring-meeting-23rd-april

Dates for your Diary
You can check for details on the Guild’s events page for more details. https://pdg.org.uk/events Easter sees more than the usual number of events this coming Saturday.

Culworth: 9th April, 7:30 pm Upper Boddington.
Daventry: 9th April, 15:00 Everdon. Followed by service, tea & meeting from 4:30. Special method is Little Everdon Bob Doubles https://rsw.me.uk/blueline/methods/view/Little_Everdon_Bob_Doubles
Kettering: 9th April, Isham, 14:00. Ringing and social gathering
Wellingborough: 9th April, 10:30 Earl’s Barton. Surprise practice to include both surprise minor and major.
Wellingborough: 9th April 14:30 Yardley Hastings.
Guild 10 bell: 14th May, 10:30 – 12:30 location tbc. If you want to receive updates on this subject directly, please let the Guild Secretary know.  

CCCBR updates:
The President’s latest blog covers a lot of ground, https://cccbr.org.uk/2022/03/29/presidents-blog-56/

That’s enough from me. No predictions this week in case they are instantly proven false!