Afternoon at the Cathedral

My sincere thanks to the Cathedral band for welcoming us to the cathedral this afternoon and for supporting all the visiting ringers. Thanks too to James for so patiently organising, encouraging and assisting everyone, especially all the new ringers who were making their first visit to the cathedral. I think I can say we all had a BRILLIANT afternoon!



AGM thanks

Thankyou to everyone who attended the AGM yesterday and helped to make it a very successful event – this includes those who organised the very enjoyable ringing at St Mary’s and St John’s, the chefs for the super food ( especial thanks to Nick- what an excellent cook!) and all of you who helped serve the food and to the “Warmington washers” who got the kitchen cleared up afterwards in record time with the help of the amazingly efficient St John’s dishwasher (why hasn’t mine got a 3 minute cycle?)

It was good to see so many people yesterday. Once the new committee have met to ratify the Branch events for the year I  will post details here and hope that there will be something to please everyone this year and that you will be able support your Branch with the enthusiasm that was shown for events  in 2018.

It may be a while before I can get welcome packs to all the many new members who were elected yesterday, so if any of them ring with you please encourage them to  select “follow” on the petbells web site so that they receive posts.

Best wishes and happy ringing in 2019.


Another AGM reminder

Thankyou to those of you who have already let me know that you are attending the AGM on January 19th.  If you have not yet replied please don’t reply to this post but use the link below.  Thankyou – I look forward to hearing from you ( before the 17th !)


To contact me directly click here

Bell Ringing on BBC

I have received the following message from the CCCBR:
We are excited to announce we have received confirmation from BBC that the Blue Peter episode, featuring bell ringing and clips from the RWNYC will be aired this Thursday, 10 January at 17:30GMT, CBBC channel.
The programme will be repeated and available on BBC iPlayer for some time after also.

Any requests to CCCBR from interested new learners will be handled in the usual way, but it might be worth making sure towers in your association are aware this is being broadcast and are primed for any direct requests.
sent by Louise Nightingale, Communications & Marketing Workgroup Lead.

AGM reminder

Dear all,

Best wishes for a very happy 2019.

The first branch event of the year, the AGM, is due to take place on January 19th. All details can be found on the branch website, including locations,  timings for the afternoon and parking information:

So far a few people have let me know that they are attending or have sent apologies. If you plan to come please could you let me know by January 17th at the very latest as we need numbers for catering. You can email me , send me a text message or maybe you will see me in a tower somewhere and can let me know then. Thankyou for your co operation and the committee look forward to seeing you soon. Please come and support your Branch.  Sylvia

Guild Ten Bell Practice

The next Guild ten bell practice will be on DECEMBER 29th from 10.30 -12.30 at MOULTON NN3 7SP

Aiming to ring Bristol S Royal and Littleport Little S Royal

Sounds like a break from being “festive” for all the ten bell ringers out there!

Happy Christmas everyone, Happy New Year and see you in January…

( at the AGM January 19th – don’t forget to let me know if you are coming to that)




Branch AGM

Hello, this is just a reminder that the Branch AGM will take place on January 19th at St John’s Peterborough.

The minutes of the 2018 AGM and the agenda for 2019 can be found in the Downloads section of the branch web site and the details of the AGM timings and venues is listed in the Events section of the web site. Click on the event to open up all the details.


If you plan to attend the AGM please could you let me know by January 12th at the latest. I will of course be sending out reminders closer to the time! Please contact me directly (rather than adding to this post) on the following address:

Thank you .

Looking forward to seeing you in January and meanwhile all best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year.