AGM Minutes and 2020 programme of events

If you would like to read the minutes of the recent branch AGM you can find them here:

https://petbells.org.uk/downloads/

Also here in the downloads  section of the web site is a poster- style list of the events for this year to give an overview of what is planned and in case you wish to print one  for your tower. All the event details are also listed individually here:

https://petbells.org.uk/events

and will be updated as more  details are confirmed.

Best wishes all and happy ringing

Sylvia

8 bell Practice Friday 7 February

Dear all, a reminder that the 8 bell practice will be held on Friday 7 February, 7.30pm at Castor.

The practice will include rounds, and methods ranging from Plain Hunt to Surprise Major.

Whatever your ability, you will be made very welcome and the ringing will be organised to suit your requirements.

Best wishes,

Hilary

AGM Thanks

Thank you to all who attended the AGM yesterday. It was good to see so many of you there and your input into the Branch is greatly appreciated. It was also a great opportunity to meet the new Guild secretary, Helen, and the new 100 club organiser, Cathy. Thankyou both for coming to join us yesterday,

For those of you who were not able to come I think I  can safely say you missed an enjoyable afternoon of ringing, a really lovely service with rousing “old favourites” from the hymn book, a brief meeting and a delicious afternoon tea. St Mary’s provided a very welcoming and warm venue..in fact SO warm… quite a novelty for those of us more used to risking hypothermia in some of our freezing rural churches.

I am so pleased to be able to say that Alex remains as chairman and all the officers and committee members remain in post. They have all worked so hard for the Branch and this continuity makes life easier for all and I’m very grateful to them. All committee members are listed in the contacts section of the web site if you wish to get in touch with any of them. The programme of events is almost finalised and you can find details of upcoming workshops etc in the EVENTS section of the branch web site.  https://petbells.org.uk/events/

Finally a heartfelt thank you from me to all the band of willing volunteers who made organising, providing for and clearing up after this meeting seem to happen by magic!

Sylvia

Branch secretary

 

Guild Newsletter

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 terry62.wright@outlook.com

Many thanks.

Terry

Terry Wright.

Peterborough Branch Press Correspondent.

VE Day, 75th Anniversary.

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.

Terry Wright.

Peterborough Branch Press Correspondent.