Branch Striking Competition Rules

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  Rules As of 2012, two separate shields will be awarded during the Branch Striking Competition: the Bette Parfrey Memorial (Novice) Shield and the Harold L Parfrey Memorial Shield. Towers can enter different teams for one or both competitions. For guidance, a Novice band should consist of at least 2 members who have not rung a Quarter Peal ‘inside’. However… Read more »

2017 Branch AGM minutes

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Bath & Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers Minutes of Bath Branch Annual General Meeting St. Nicholas church, Bathampton, 28 October 2017 The Chairman welcomed those present (approx. 13) and thanked them for coming. Apologies for absence were received from: Jill Wilkinson Nicki Lang Jon Storey Clare Homfray Jon Cope Maggie and Will Willans Linnet Tutcher The minutes of the… Read more »

Corston church bells

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The Corston Church Bells. In 1754 there were three bells known as ‘Ye Great, Ye Least and Ye Other’. In that year Ye Great and Ye Least were recast into one single bell by the Bilbies, the famous bellfounders of Chew Stoke. Ye Other was sold in 1823 and it seems that Corston has only the one Bilbie bell until… Read more »

Celebration for the centenary of the bells at All Saints church, Corston

CORSTON ALL SAINTS BA2 9AZ COME AND JOIN US TO CELEBRATE OUR CHURCH BELLS’ CENTENARY The bells were donated by the Bartelt family in 1917 in memory of their son, Fritz, who died in the First World War SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD FROM 2.00PM Open ringing from 2.00pm A history exhibition of Corston bells Watch the bells moving on a screen… Read more »

Annual 6-bell striking competition 8 April 2017

The competition was held at Blessed St Mary, Swainswick at 2pm 8 April  2017. The results were: Novice category 1st             Swainswick                                 24 ½ faults 2nd            Corston/Newton St. Loe          29 faults Joint 3rd    (Bathwick                                   31 faults                    (St. Stephen’s                            31 faults 5th              Dunkerton/Wellow… Read more »