Dear Tower Captains / Correspondents and Ringers.
It’s time to let me have news about your towers and what you have been doing since September 2019.
The newsletter will be published on the 1st March so could you please send me all relevant correspondence by Thursday 27th February so I can collate all submissions and send them through ready for print.
A call to all tower ringers, if you feel you have any news you would like to put forward i.e. forthcoming events, Quarter peals or peals, success in Learning the Ropes please inform your Tower Captain or correspondent who will put it forward.
Please send all info to me at email@example.com
Peterborough Branch Press Correspondent.
The next 10 bell practice is on Saturday February 8th at Rothwell, 10.30 to 12.30.
10 bell practices will be held every other month. I’ve added all the proposed dates to the events section of the Branch web site (https://petbells.org.uk/events/ ) and will add any further details as they occur.
On the 8th May 1945, the news that the nation had waited and prayed for finally arrived. The war in Europe was over. Six years of bloodshed that killed millions of our armed forces and civilians was over.
At 7pm on the 8th May 2020 all bells are invited to ring out across the nation in celebration of 75 years of peace. As a branch I hope as many towers as possible will take part in this celebration as a mark of respect to all the brave fallen service personal also those who returned maimed or seriously injured by ringing with pride.
For further information see page 52 of the Ringing World dated 10th January 2020. Towers can register themselves by going to the RINGING OUT FOR PEACE page of the VE Day 75 website – http://www.veday75.org and register your involvement as soon as possible.
7pm is the ideal and recommended option but any time that afternoon/evening and indeed over the weekend as a planned event will also be supported. Every tower taking part will be able to print a copy of the General certificate of grateful recognition as a reminder of their involvement in VE 75.
Peterborough Branch Press Correspondent.
The Association of Ringing Teachers conference will take place on March 14th /15th. It looks like an interesting weekend. If you are interested in this you can find all the details and booking information here
As many of you already know parking at St Mary’s is extremely limited.
Please click here to see all the possibilities for parking close to the church.
By the way, its not too late to decide to come to the AGM at 2pm on January 18th. Please remember we need the support of the Branch and your input into Branch activities so please come along and make your voice heard. Just click here to let us know you are coming (so we can save you some cake!)
First a REMINDER: please don’t forget that the AGM will be on SATURDAY 18th JANUARY, at St Mary’s Peterborough, starting at 2pm. The committee would love to see you there and if you’d like AFTERNOON TEA ( delicious!) it really would help us to know that you are planning to attend. ( If you would like to send apologies please let me know that too.)
Secondly, a REQUEST: if you are a Tower correspondent and there are any changes to be made, eg contact number, email, or even perhaps a new correspondent taking over, or if there are any changes to your practice night times or days, please let me know so that I can
1 update our Branch website
2 ensure information I supply for the Guild report is accurate and up to date.
Its so easy to contact me. Simply click here
Go on, it will barely take a moment of your time. You could do it now! Hoping to see you soon
Best wishes to you all for a very happy new year.
The Branch AGM will take place on Saturday January 18th, starting at 2pm. Please check the events section of the branch web site
for more details and timings of the meeting, ringing, afternoon tea & service.
We would like to have an idea of the number of people attending so if you plan to come to the AGM ( or would like to send your apologies) could you please let me know as soon as possible.
To contact me simply click here
In the downloads section of the branch web site you can find the minutes of last year’s AGM and the agenda for the forthcoming AGM.
Hoping to see you soon!
( Branch secretary)