Branch Tour August 17th

Dear all,

The date of the Branch tour is rapidly approaching. All the details of the towers and timings can be found in the events section of the petbells web site.

If you would like to join the tour but have not already replied please could you let me know as it greatly helps planning if we know how many people to expect.

If you would like to book lunch at the Blue Ball, Braunston, please have a look at the menu which Hilary has posted earlier and then send me your order. The last date that we can submit orders is Saturday August  10th so I would appreciate your reply by Friday August 9th at the latest. Any orders received after this date will not be processed.

To contact me directly please click here

Thank you for your co-operation and I look forward to seeing many of you soon.

All best wishes



Striking and Listening Workshop Aug 3rd

Northampton Branch are offering a striking and listening workshop at St Mary, Dallington on August 3rd. There will be a combination of theory and practical sessions and a fun striking competition.

The cost is £10 plus refreshments

1.45pm registration

2pm theory, practical, fun, socialising and refreshments

7pm close


If you are interested in joining this workshop or would like more details please email Jennie :



Guild 10 bell practice June 29th

The next Guild 10 bell practice will take place on Saturday June 29th 10.30 -12.30 at KETTERING (NN15 OAN).  Methods to include Bristol S Royal.

The next practice after that will be on Saturday August 31st. Details nearer the time.

GUILD AGM Saturday JUNE 8th

Just a reminder that the Guild AGM is taking place on JUNE 8th

2.30-3.30 Open ringing at BELTON, LE15 9JU

Six bells 10-0-24

Open ringing 3.30-4.15 at UPPINGHAM,  LE15 9TJ

8 bells 14-2-2

SEATON,  LE15 9HR,   4-4.30pm

6 bells 10-0-21

Service at SEATON, followed by tea in village hall and AGM

Your opportunity to vote for Guild officers

Evening ringing at SEATON.

All are welcome.




Guild Spring Meeting April 27th 2019

Just a reminder that our Branch is hosting the Guild Spring Meeting and 6 bell striking competition on Saturday April 27th.

Events start with open ringing at NASSINGTON at 2pm

At 3pm competition ringing will begin in COTTERSTOCK

From 3pm onwards afternoon tea will be available in the village hall which is a short walk away from church. There is ample parking in the field next to the church and a small amount of parking at the village hall. ( Please don’t block the narrow lane leading to the church as it is used by farm vehicles)

After the competition there will be open ringing at Cotterstock.

If you would like to enter a team please contact Simon Dixon:

01933 403855

Competition rules can be found at:

Please book your tea ( cost £6 ) to help us with numbers for catering. To book tea please click here

Cotterstock village are doing the teas and they have a reputation for excellence so it should be well worth while coming for tea and open ringing even if you don’t want to to enter the competition! Both Nassington and Cotterstock bells have been recently refurbished and augmented and they are both lovely places to ring.

Looking forward to seeing you soon –













Branch events 2019

Dates for your diary:

There are two new events now listed, an afternoon tea & ringing outing on September 22nd and a workshop on October 5th for those wishing to progress from bob doubles to bob minor. All events are listed in the EVENTS section of the web site where you will also find all the  details of timings and locations as and when they are confirmed.

Programme of Events – 2019/20


 2019 Event and Location Time
March 1st 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30
April 5th 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
April 27th Guild Spring Festival at Cotterstock afternoon
May 3rd 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
June 8th—16th QP week    
June 7th 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
June 9th   Ringing at the cathedral  2pm
July 5th 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
July 13th Bob Minor – conducting workshop  
Aug 17th   Tour All day
Sept 6th 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
Sept 22nd Afternoon tea ringing outing  
Oct 4th 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
Oct 5th Bob Minor workshop  
Oct 27th  Ringing at the Cathedral pm
Nov 2nd 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
Nov 23rd Cambridge minor workshop  
Dec 6th 8 bell practice at Castor 7.30pm
Jan  18th




Guild events: Spring festival: April 27th  Peterborough  Branch

AGM: June 8th Rutland Branch   Summer Festival: September 21st Wellingborough Branch