Richard Turk is co-ordinating this year’s Association Quarter Peal Week. This year, the week will run from Easter Sunday (1 April 2018) until Sunday 8 April 2018 inclusive.
This is a report from the March 2017 Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) conference by Catherine Sturgess.
600 new ringers were registered on the ART Learning the Ropes scheme during 2016, which probably doesn’t reflect the full numbers that ART teachers have taught. An average of one ringer a day during the year achieved a level one certificate (“safe and competent bell handing including raising and lowering a bell”).
Richard Turk is co-ordinating this year’s efforts for the Association Quarter Peal Week. This year, the week will run from Easter Sunday (16 April 2017) until Sunday 23 April 2017 inclusive.
The next Western Branch Quarterly Meeting will be held on 25 February 2017
10h30 – 12h00 ringing at 6, tenor 10 cwt in G#
No practiceCastle Acre followed by lunch and a short meeting in the Horse and Groom, 40 Lynn Street, Swaffham (01760) 725935. Car parking available.
Details and menu can be found in the Tower Handout.
CRAG 2017 Survey
The Council Review Action Group (or CRAG for short) of the CCCBR has launched a new survey which they would very much like all ringers to complete.
Mancroft Quiz Night
In aid the the Mancroft Appeal300, Mancroft ringers are holding a quiz night in The Chantry Hall, Chantry Road. There will be a fish and chip supper or vegetarian alternative (BYOD).
Teams pf up to a maximum of 8 people £8 per person.
Sign up by email or by visiting the church office at The Chantry Hall.
The Annual General Meetings of the Norwich Diocesan Association and of its Bell Restoration Fund will be held at Lophams Village Hall on Saturday, 06 May 2017 at 15h00.
The Western Branch AGM will be held on Saturday 26 November 2016
This year we will be traveling to the Far West of Norfolk and into the Wisbech Branch of the Ely DA. We will be ringing at five towers, three sixes and two eights, all with easy-going bells. Lunch will be at The Chequers in Church Road, Wimbotsham.
Betty Baines reports that we made a profit of £920 on the Open Day. This will be divided equally between the Bell Restoration Fund and the Paul Cattermole Fund. She also wishes to pass on her thanks to everyone who helped on the day and to the church wardens and incumbents who allowed us to use their bells.