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We all went over to Maldon to look at the eight at All Saints. These bells are of great interest to all. Re-hung in 1922 by Alfred Bowell of Ipswch. The tower is triangular and yet Bowell has come up with a neat frame layout that allows all bells to be on one level. The frame is metal and still in excellent shape. Ingenious indents are cut into the metal frame tops of the third on the side of the second, to allow the bell to swing cleanly. All in all a very good set up that shows no signs of movement or deterioration. Most impressive. One has to wonder why Bowell was able to produce a job that has lasted 92 years thus far, yet some modern hangers are having to have their work re-done after 30 years. 

 

Text 19 Jul 16th July 2014

To Ardleigh tonight for Yorkshire Surprise Major. These are a very good eight, they sound good, go well and are just a joy to ring. Good peal of Yorkshire Surprise Major to Daniel Brady’s composition that we rang earlier in the year at Kimpton. Colin made a good job of calling his first of Surprise Major. Very well done to all tonight given the heat.

Essex Association

Ardleigh, Essex

At St Mary the Virgin

Tenor: 13 -1-2 cwt

On Wednesday, 16 July 2014

In 2 hours and 52 minutes

5058 Yorkshire Surprise Major

Composition: Daniel Brady

1 George J Vant

2 Clare L Veal

3 Thomas R Sharp

4 Stephen A Cheek

5 Ian J Culham

6 David G Salter

7 Colin F Salter

8 George M Salter

Conducted by: Colin F Salter

First on eight: 1

200th together:6,7.

Text 19 Jul 15th July 2014

Two attempts at home to day to try to broaden Clare’s Surprise Minor. And as always with Clare, she had no real problems. If there was a tower near Great Barton where should could practice Surprise Minor it would helpful, but there is not. Still seven methods first to familiarise some of the Norwich over group. No problem and a peal rung in 1.44. AAFS.

I convinced Clare she could remember the Cambridge Twelve which I knew she could and we started with Mr Warboy’s 1440 of the Cambridge Twelve. This is a very nice three part with lots of interest. Then we added in some of the morning methods plus Fryerning & Caithness. Total 20 methods. Only 23 more to learn full Clare.

This was more enjoyable than the morning with surprisingly less mistakes. Again AAFS.

George & Colin went to the Ufford practice.

 Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Tuesday, 15 July 2014

In 1 hour  and 44 minutes

5040 7 methods Surprise Minor

1) Annables London. 2) Lightfoot. 3) Wearmouth. 4) Netherseale. 5) Westminster. 6) Allendale. 7) Norwich.

1 Michael J Edwards

2 Mary E Dunbavin

3 Clare L Veal

4 George M Salter

5 Colin F Salter

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Tuesday, 15 July 2014

In 1 hour  and 45 minutes

5040 20 methods Surprise Minor

1,2) Cambridge, Primrose, Ipswich, Norfolk, Hull, Bourne, York, Durham, Beverley, Berwick, Hexham, Surfleet. 3) Westminster, Allendale, Fryerning. 4) Lightfoot, Wearmouth. 5) Norwich. 6) Netherseale. 7) Bourne, Caithness.

1 Michael J Edwards

2 Colin F Salter

3 George M Salter

4 Mary E Dunbavin

5 Clare L Veal

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

Text 19 Jul 14th July 2014

Peal at Mistley of Oxford Treble Bob Minor. Nicely done with a very good effort from George Vant on the treble. Slyly Mr Culham had not previously admitted it was for his birthday otherwise we would have organised cake & ale. The interesting headstone in Mistley church in the name of William Titlow caused interest and amusement.

 

Essex Association

Mistley, Essex

At St Mary

Tenor: 10 -3-2 cwt

On Monday, 14 July 2014

In 2 hours and 40 minutes

5040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor

1 x 720, 3 x 1440

1 George J Vant

2 David E Culham

3 David G Salter

4 Ian J Culham

5 Colin F Salter

6 George M Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

Birthday compliment to Ian for today.

Text 19 Jul 13th July 2014

George went to St Mary Le Tower for the Sunday bash, then went to Chelmsford for another long loss. This time Cambridge Maximus which went up after 2 hours 10 minutes. You have to feel sorry for Andrew Mills on the tenor coming all that way to ring on the best twelve in Essex and not scoring. Still it could have been worse, they could have rung the peal and discovered it false afterwards.

Colin & I went to Rendham for a very good peal of Gooden Surprise Major. Interesting variation which did not quite achieve the music I hoped for but well rung in a respectable 2 hours 40. WAAFS. 

 

Suffolk Guild

Rendham, Suffolk

At St Michael

Tenor: 10 -0-21 cwt

On Sunday, 13 July 2014

In 2 hours and 40 minutes

5088 Gooden Surprise Major

Composition: Sabre

1 Mary E Dunbavin

2 Thomas G Scase

3 Mary S Garner

4 Roger L K Whittell

5 Alan P Mayle

6 Colin F Salter

7 Richard T L Rapior

8 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

First in the method by all and for the Guild.

Text 19 Jul 12th July 2014

Very pretty setting this morning at Sandon. The bells were good but it was a little hot. Good peal rung in seven surprise. Standon were also nice, the problem was that the tenor was contributing two strokes to most rows by the time we stopped. Either the clapper is loose or it is hitting something and it just got worse so we stopped at just before halfway. Pity as a very nice five.

 

St Blaise Society

Sandon, Staffordshire

At All Saints

Tenor: 6 -2-19 cwt

On Saturday, 12 July 2014

In 2 hours and 24 minutes

5040 7 methods Surprise Minor

1) London. 2) Carlisle. 3) York. 4) Bourne. 5) Beverley. 6) Cambridge. 7) Norwich.

1 Harold Dowler

2 Nicola J Turner

3 Helen J Piper

4 Katharine J Salter

5 David G Salter

6 Colin M Turner

Conducted by: Nicola J Turner

Text 19 Jul 10th July 2014

George went off ringing quarter peals at Layer, St Lawrence & home, with a loss at St Matthews.

Young Ringers Association

Layer De La Haye, Essex

St John the Baptist

Thursday 10 July 2014 in 41 mins (10-3-22)

1260 Plain Bob Minor

720: 42 Singles. 540: WHWssH X3.

1   Clare L Veal

2   Simon L Veal

3   Ian J Culham

4   Neal T Dodge

5   George J Vant

6   George M Salter (C)

Quarter 1 of 3.

Young Ringers Association

Ipswich, Suffolk

St Lawrence

Thursday 10 July 2014 in 45 mins (13-3-13)

1320 St Martins Bob Doubles

1   Simon L Veal

2   Clare L Veal

3   Neal T Dodge

4   George J Vant

5   Louis P H Suggett (C)

Quarter 2 of 3.

Young Ringers Association

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

The Wolery

Thursday 10 July 2014 in 30 mins (9lb 8oz)

1260 St Clements College Bob Minor

1   Simon L Veal

2   Clare L Veal

3   Neal T Dodge

4   George M Salter

5   George J Vant

6   Louis P H Suggett (C)

Quarter 3 of 3.

 

Text 19 Jul 9th July 2014

Peal tonight at Mistley. Grandsire Doubles with all the callings. Very good, very nice and quick.

Essex Association

Mistley, Essex

St Mary and St Michael

Wednesday 9 July 2014 in 02:27 (10 3/4 cwt)

5040 Grandsire Doubles

42 extents, 42 different callings.

1   David E Culham

2   David G Salter (C)

3   Colin F Salter

4   George M Salter

5   Ian J Culham

6   Clare L Veal

 

Text 19 Jul 8th July 2014

A very good peal tonight of the 41 at home. Well rung by all and very fast 1.44. Well done all. WAAFS.

Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Tuesday, 8 July 2014

In 1 hour  and 44 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.

Composed: John S Warboys (SU0308, SU0402)

1 Michael J Edwards

2 George M Salter

3 Colin F Salter

4 Katharine J Salter

5 George E Thoday

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

200th together: 2,6.

Text 19 Jul 7th July 2014

Very good new method tonight at Harkstead. A Wooler variation nicely rung and struck well.

 Harkstead, Suffolk

At St Mary

Tenor: 9 cwt

On Monday, 7 July 2014

1320 Woolpit 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

Woolpit S Minor: 34-3.4.2-2.23-34-3 lh1


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