Text 16 Aug 11th August 2014

Another cracking new method at Harkstead tonight. A sort of Bamborough below but with nice easy places and standard lead ends. Most enjoyable.

Harkstead, Suffolk

At St Mary

Tenor: 9 cwt

On Monday, 11 August 2014

1296 Bamber’s Green Surprise Minor

1 Janet Looser

2 Colin F Salter

3 George M Salter

4 Peter W Harper

5 George E Thoday

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

Bamber’s Green -34-4.2-2.23.2-4.5  le12  f 142635  

Text 16 Aug 10th August 2014

George was up in time to ring for service at St Mary Le Tower. Three Salters then headed for Orford. It has been a while since there was a peal here, but they are now back in order. Interesting method too similar to Wednesday’s and not as musical. The sun added to our problems obscuring the view of most of the circle. Still a good peal rung not quite up to our usual high standard. AAFS.


Suffolk Guild

Orford, Suffolk

At St Bartholomew

Tenor: 10 -2-0 cwt

On Sunday, 10 August 2014

In 2 hours and 41 minutes

5184 Wrinkonshire Surprise Major

Composition: Harry Poyner

1 Jonathan J Stevens

2 George M Salter

3 David G Salter

4 Colin F Salter

5 Roger L K Whittell

6 Mary E Dunbavin

7 Thomas G Scase

8 Alan P Mayle

Conducted by: Alan P Mayle

950th for the Guild: 8

Text 16 Aug 9th August 2014

Colin joined the cycle round Suffolk tour. Even though he left very early he did not make it to Bures in time for ringing so headed for Nayland where they had a lock out. He grabbed Higham which he liked and watched the locals ringing at East Bergholt. Then Stutton, Harkstead and St Matthews. Poor lad cycled at least 60 miles, he will be tired tomorrow.


Text 16 Aug 6th August 2014

Another method at home tonight. With touches of Superlative, Yorkshire and Pudsey music it was most agreeable. Good peal rung WAAFS.

Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Wednesday, 6 August 2014

In 1 hour  and 46 minutes

5088 Elmley Lovett Surprise Major

Composition: Sabre

1 Michael J Edwards

2 Colin F Salter

3 Mary E Dunbavin

4 Thomas G Scase

5 George M Salter

6 Clare L Veal

7 Katharine J Salter

8 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

First in the method by all and for the Guild.

100th together: 2,7.

A wedding compliment to Ian & Claire Culham, married at Lawford on 2nd August 2014.

Text 16 Aug 5th August 2014

Another 41 at home tonight. Nicely rung with few mistakes but we can do better, more practice needed. WAAFS.

Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Tuesday, 5 August 2014

In 1 hour  and 41 minutes

5040 41 methods Surprise Minor

(1-3) Carlisle, Northumberland, Whitley, Sandiacre, Wooler, Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick, Canterbury, Chester, Munden, London, Wells, Cunecastre, Kelso, Lincoln, Coldstream; (4-7) Norwich, Warkworth, Annable’s London, Netherseale, Lightfoot, Rossendale, Wearmouth, Stamford, Westminster, Allendale, Bamborough, Bacup, Cambridge, Primrose, Ipswich, Norfolk, Bourne, Hull, Beverley, Berwick, Surfleet, Hexham, York, Durham.

John S Warboys (SU0308, SU0402)

1 Michael J Edwards

2 Katharine J Salter

3 George M Salter

4 Colin F Salter

5 George E Thoday

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

Text 16 Aug 4th August 2014

George went to Kersey for a quarter.

Suffolk Guild

Kersey, Suffolk

St Mary

Monday 4 August 2014 in 39 mins (6-0-21)

1260 Doubles (2m/1p)

60 Stedman, 5 Extents Grandsire, 5 Extents Plain Bob.

1   Kate Banks

2   George M Salter (C)

3   Kevin Ward

4   Katharine J Salter

5   Neville F Whittell

Rung to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.


Text 16 Aug 3rd August 2014

Very good public relations day today with a peal at Maldon. Half-muffled and run up to the memorial service in the town. Very moving. Good peal rung to a good stock Yorkshire composition. The old Bowell eight sound pretty good and went exceptionally well. Many thanks to all who were involved in the organisation of this peal as it was the first eight bell peal here for a few years.

Essex Association

Maldon, Essex

At All Saints

Tenor: 12 -2-22 cwt

On Sunday, 3 August 2014

In 2 hours and 50 minutes

5056 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Composition: York Green

1 Rhona I H McEune

2 Jon Waters

3 John G Harpole

4 Yvonne A Towler

5 James L Towler

6 Colin F Salter

7 George M Salter

8 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

2250 peal: 5

Rung half-muffled in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the

start of World War 1 and immediately prior to Maldon Town Council’s “Act of Remembrance and Wreath Laying”.

Text 16 Aug 2nd August 2014

The big day for Ian & Claire. First up a peal by all males at Kirby in another interesting Triples method. These kind of triples methods are well worth ringing with lots to keep interest. We rang a good peal if a little stately. On to Lawford with ringing on the Suffolk Guild Mini Ring, before the wedding, after the wedding and at the reception. Lots of interesting ringers there to talk to and to wish Ian & Claire well. I have to say Ian & Claire did very well and seldom have I hear such a good speech by the groom, most moving. Thank you both and best wishes from team Salter for a happy and enjoyable life together.


Guild of St Agatha

Kirby Le Soken, Essex

At St Michael

Tenor: 9 cwt

On Saturday, 2 August 2014

In 2 hours and 42 minutes

5040 St Agatha Bob Triples

Composition: W F Hartshorne

1 Paul A J Bray

2 Alan D Pink

3 Stephen A Cheek

4 Andrew Burgoyne

5 George M Salter

6 Colin F Salter

7 David G Salter

8 Ian J Culham

Conducted by: David G Salter

Essex Association

Lawford, Essex

Lawford Village Hall (The Vestey Ring)

Saturday 2 August 2014 in 28 minutes (8lb 5oz)

1260 Plain Bob Minor

1   Jon Walters

2   Colin F Salter

3   Stephen A Cheek

4   George M Salter (C)

5   John E Keeble

6   George J Vant

First quarter peal on a Mini Ring: John E Keeble
Rang on the Vestey Ring after the speeches at Ian and Claire Culham’s Wedding After Party
Congratulations to the happy couple!!!


Text 16 Aug 31st July 2014

A day of losses. Firstly back home at Lawford with George on the Guild Mini Ring. Two attempts coming to nought but a quarter claimed.

Back in Somerset at Wedmore on the Bakery, we rang a cracking four extents fairly swiftly. Into the fifth and the third stopped striking at one stroke. (The clapper pin had worked loose). Pity as we had had some cracking surprise minor.

Lawford, Essex

St Mary

Thursday 31 July 2014 (8lb)

1440 Minor (2 m)

720 each Norwich Surprise and Double Oxford Bob

1   Brian E Whiting

2   David E Culham

3   Stephen D Pettman (C)

4   Clare L Veal

5   Ian J Culham

6   George M Salter

On the Suffolk Guild Vestey ring.
Rung as a prelude to the marriage of Ian Culham and Claire Turner at this church two days later.


Text 16 Aug 30th July 2014

George went to practice at Sproughton.


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