Text 14 Sep 13th September 2014

To Monks Eleigh today to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Corporal Robert Keeble. I brought the peal attempt round at 2880 as the tenor was slowly getting worse. Not only is it very odd struck but it took to going badly every other couple of courses. Either the frame moves around the bearings or the gudgeons slide back and forth. Still the visitors enjoyed the ringing and these are a nice sounding big six.

Meantime George lost at Tuddenham with the second rope coming down 22 rows from the end. Oh dear.

I also interestingly found this letter in the Bell News. I’m sure Mr Mitchell will enjoy.

Bell News 9th June 1883

Dog in the Manger

Sir,- As some of the St Mary Le Tower ringers have recently taken the trouble to assert in a public room that the 5000’s and different 720’s that have been reported in your columns as having been rang by the Witnesham Society were never rang at all, as the Society cannot ring the methods, will you allow me space in your paper to invite them to our village at any convenient time, when not withstanding we have lost two of our inside men, we will be happy to meet and do our best to satisfy the doubting minds for the future of those who are so king as to make such assertions.

Thomas Sadler

Witnesham, Suffolk

Suffolk Guild

Monks Eleigh, Suffolk

At St Peter

Tenor: 16 cwt

On Saturday, 13 September 2014

In 1 hour  and 45 minutes

2880 Plain Bob Minor

4 x 720

1 Richard A Knight

2 Christine A Knight

3 Neville F Whittell

4 Katharine J Salter

5 Colin F Salter

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

Rung to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Corporal Robert Charles Keeble of the Royal Engineers.

Robert Charles Keeble was born and learnt to ring in Monks Eleigh where both his father and grandfather were ringers. He did on 16th September 1914 of wounds substained in battle the previous day and is buried in France at Vendresse.

 

Text 14 Sep 12th September 2014

Edwardstone tonight. These delightful six are slightly odd-struck these days. I blame the hangers. But they still tell a good tale and we had some very good ringing.

Essex Association

Edwardstone, Suffolk

At St Mary

Tenor: 9 cwt

On Friday, 12 September 2014

In 2 hours and 34 minutes

5040 Wells Surprise Minor

3 x 720, 2 x 1440

1 Jon Waters

2 David G Salter

3 Colin F Salter

4 Ian J Culham

5 George M Salter

6 Paul A J Bray

Conducted by: David G Salter

First in the method: 1,3,4,6

Text 14 Sep 11th September 2014

No ringing today as it is our Wedding Anniversary. 21 years of happy married bliss. Thank you Katharine for putting up with me and saying yes.

It is also the 21st Anniversary of Richard Munnings first peal inside and on 12, rung before our wedding.

 

Text 14 Sep 10th September 2014

George & Colin went to Mistley for a good peal of seven surprise. Colin finally completing the circle.

Essex Association

Mistley, Essex

St. Mary and St. Michael

Wednesday 10 September 2014 in 2h 49 (10 3/4)

5040 Surprise Minor

7 Methods; 1) London, 2) Wells, 3) Westminster, 4) Fryerning, 5) Caithness, 6) Cambridge, 7) Norwich

1   Colin F Salter

2   James L Towler

3   Yvonne A Towler

4   Jon Waters

5   George M Salter

6   Ian J Culham (C)

Rung Open in Celebration of the life of Peter Barnes, who passed away this week. All our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

Completes Circle; 1.
25th as Conductor.
25th in Tower; 6
75th together; 3,4 & 4,6.
1450th Peal; 3

 

Text 14 Sep 9th September 2014

Finally, after two false attempts, a good peal of the 41 rung. Getting better and better and nearly ready for ATW.

It was Colin’s 150th for the Guild.

Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Tuesday, 9 September 2014

In 1 hour  and 42 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 Colin F Salter

3 George M Salter

4 Katharine J Salter

5 George E Thoday

6 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

A 21st wedding anniversary compliment to Katharine & David.

Text 14 Sep 8th September 2014

Very good quarter tonight in the sixth place version of last months method. The Bacup type method is always good to ring. One member of the band (conductor) did not read his email but made a very good job of calling at very very short notice !

Harkstead, Suffolk

St Mary

Monday 8 September 2014 in 41 mins (8-0-6)

1320 Bacon End Surprise Minor

1   Janet Looser

2   Rev’d Geoffrey P Clement

3   George M Salter (C)

4   Peter W Harper

5   George E Thoday

6   David G Salter

Bacon End Surprise Minor: -34-4.2-2.23.2-4.5 le16

 

Text 14 Sep 7th September 2014

George stayed over in London ringing for service at several towers and listening to peal attempts. Colin & I christened the new hand bells with a quick quarter on the front four. 

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

76 Rectory Road

Sunday 7 September 2014 in 27 mins (11 in G)

1272 Plain Bob Minimus

53 extents.

1-2   Colin F Salter (C)

3-4   David G Salter

First length on the bells since being purchased by the Salter Family.

 

Video 7 Sep

A super day out at the Ringing Road Show. Everything well laid out and accessible. How it has come on since Knowle?

Hundreds of people to meet and talk to. Lots of stands with ringing related items to tempt you. We managed to buy a load of old books, a tea towel and a set of handbells! A very good day well organised and run. Colin was on the stage for the Young Ringers session. Both lads grabbed all the mini rings. Again it was very interesting to see how things have devolved in mini rings since Frank Mack and the Jubi peal. Thanks to all the organising team.

Meanwhile, number one raced across the race track to catch the train to London, just making it. He rang another peal of Stedman Cinques but this time on Southwark’s super tenor. Hopefully he was too tired to drink to much. A very well done George from the rest of team Salter.

Southwark Cathedral Society

Southwark, London, SE1

The Cathedral & Collegiate Church of St Saviour & St Mary Overie

Saturday 6 September 2014 in 3.43 (48)

5007 Stedman Cinques

Composed: M J Uphill

1   Christopher P G Rimmer

2   Tobias B Dando

3   Richard A Smith

4   Matthew E Rayner

5   Michael J Uphill (c)

6   Timothy R Forster

7   Jon Waters

8   Ian J Culham

9   Andrew M Hills

10   Edward N Hughes-D’Aeth

11   Luke O Camden

12   George M Salter

150th peal - 8

 

Photo 4 Sep Very good to see Ruth back in the Wolery after her recent production. Interesting method tonight. Good stock Uxbridge over but prone to silly mistakes, possibly not enough attention to the learning. Still as Tom Chapman would have said “we made up for it in the good bits”. It was the 300th on the bells and Mick has now rung 400 for the Guild. Frank Arnold holds the record for peals rung for the Guild by a “non-resident” at 418. So a few more please Mick. Colin completed his first Surprise Major Alphabet, at 16 years 2 months and a few days, possibly the youngest to do this.

Suffolk Guild
Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk
At The Wolery
Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G
On Wednesday, 3 September 2014
In 1 hour  and 52 minutes
5088 Indexer Surprise Major
Composition: Byroc
1 Michael J Edwards
2 Clare L Veal
3 Ruth Munnings
4 George M Salter
5 Thomas G Scase
6 Mary E Dunbavin
7 Colin F Salter
8 David G Salter
Conducted by: David G Salter
300th peal on the bells.
400th for the Guild: 1
First in the method by all and for the Guild.

Completes Surprise Major alphabet: 7

Very good to see Ruth back in the Wolery after her recent production. Interesting method tonight. Good stock Uxbridge over but prone to silly mistakes, possibly not enough attention to the learning. Still as Tom Chapman would have said “we made up for it in the good bits”. It was the 300th on the bells and Mick has now rung 400 for the Guild. Frank Arnold holds the record for peals rung for the Guild by a “non-resident” at 418. So a few more please Mick. Colin completed his first Surprise Major Alphabet, at 16 years 2 months and a few days, possibly the youngest to do this.

Suffolk Guild

Old Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk

At The Wolery

Tenor: 9 lbs 8 oz in G

On Wednesday, 3 September 2014

In 1 hour  and 52 minutes

5088 Indexer Surprise Major

Composition: Byroc

1 Michael J Edwards

2 Clare L Veal

3 Ruth Munnings

4 George M Salter

5 Thomas G Scase

6 Mary E Dunbavin

7 Colin F Salter

8 David G Salter

Conducted by: David G Salter

300th peal on the bells.

400th for the Guild: 1

First in the method by all and for the Guild.

Completes Surprise Major alphabet: 7

Text 4 Sep 2nd September 2014

George went to St Magnus for the ASCY practice where he managed Strathclyde faultlessly, Colin went to Ufford. They managed Yorkshire & Cambridge at Ufford.

 


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