Corston church bells

juliedoman   23rd September 2017   No Comments on Corston church bells

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 »

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 »

Stedman Triples opportunity

This year the Edna Grabham Memorial Education Fund Trustees have decided to try running some courses. Our first one will be Stedman Triples, on MAY 13th, and the Tutor will be Mike Winterbourne.  Mike is Master of the Winchester and Portsmouth Guild and he is involved in the organisation of the Bradfield Ringing Courses. The day will be based at Chilcompton.  We shall begin with a talk in the church hall, and then will… Read more »

Bath branch AGM

juliedoman   22nd October 2016   No Comments on Bath branch AGM

The annual AGM is being held at St. Julian’s church, Wellow, BA2 8QU, on Saturday 22 October 2016 starting at 2 pm, with general ringing and refreshments to follow. There is parking in the road outside the church and Wellow oldstation site has free parking – drive west through the village and take the left turn into Station Rd. Below… Read more »

8 bell striking competition 2016

There are a definite 9 teams (possibly 11) entering the competition on the 24 September. If anyone is able to bring along a plate of food (sweet or savoury) to help with the catering, those arranging would be very grateful. Could you let Jenny Burton know (, and what you  are providing. Also, could you deliver it to the church… Read more »