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2008 July Country Meeting

This years July Country Meeting saw over 100 Cumberland members descend on Norwich.

Held on Saturday afternoon was the inaugural inter-SRCY striking competition at St. Peter's Mancroft. Five teams entered this 'friendly' challenge with the Midlands team coming out victorious after producing some quality ringing on difficult bells, with hardly any prior practice. The full results are below:

Placed

Rang

Team

Faults

Peal speed

1st

5th

Midlands

31

3h31

2nd

4th

St Martins-in-the-Fields

38

3h37

3rd

2nd

Master's XII

48

3h44

4th

3rd

ESRCY

68

3h46

5th

1st

Norwich

69

3h31

The meeting in The Chantry ran without hiccup although started late as the Master was desperate to ring some maximus on the Mancroft bells beforehand! As well as updates about progress at St. Martins and the Ringing Roadshow amongst other things, three new members were elected; Jonathan Adkins from Gloucestershire, Kristine Fowler from the USA and Sally Walker from Derbyshire.

The evening social took place at Hethersett village hall where a fantastic evening was had with 'The Stedman Stompers'. Great food, beer and dancing were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. This version of the ever popular barn dance gave everyone more opportunity than ever to socialise with the people present. Highlights of the evening included the comments about the striking competition by ASCY member David Brown and Claire Roulstone really getting into the swing of things during the dancing.

On Sunday a good number of people completed a tour of 5 towers: St Peter's Mancroft, St. Giles, St. George Colegate, St. Michael Coslany and All Saints..

Overall, the Norwich country meeting was on of the most successful yet. All credit for the success of the weekend must go to everyone involved in its organisation. Bring on the March Country Meeting!

Thomas Mack

The winning Midlands team
The winning Midlands team.
Front row (l-r) 1 Pamela Timms, 2 Christine Langton, 3 Judith McCoy, 4 Andrew Cairns, 5 Angela Franklin, 6 Andrew Preston.
Back row (l-r) 7 Mick Angrave, 8 Derek Sibson, 9 Anthony Cotton, 10 Tim Peverett (c), 11 Christian Peckham, 12 Peter McCoy.

View photos from this event in our gallery. Photos of the bands in the striking competition are now available on the last page of the gallery.

Society of Royal Cumberland Youths
ORFORD, Suffolk
St Bartholomew
Wed Jul 9 2008 2h48 (11)
5056 Spliced S Major
(8m: 704 Lincolnshire & Superlative, 672 Rutland, 608 Cambridge, Pudsey & Yorkshire, 576 Bristol & London: 139 com, atw)
Comp. A N Tyler
1 Michael J Edwards
2 E Jane Sibson
3 Mary E Dunbavin
4 C Michael H Brady
5 Brian E Whiting
6 Derek E Sibson (C)
7 Michael H D O'Callaghan
8 Anthony P Cotton
Rung marking 270 years since two forebears of the fourth ringer signed the vestry minutes agreeing "the tenor should be cast and other necessary repairs done to the bells".

STOW BARDOLPH, Norfolk
Holy Trinity
Thu Jul 10 2008 2h44 (10)
5088 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1 Michael J Edwards
2 Christine M Carter
3 Mary E Dunbavin
4 Ian Roulstone (C)
5 Michael H D O'Callaghan
6 Claire F Roulstone
7 Anthony P Cotton
8 Frank W Rivett
500th peal on a tenor - 8.

DOWNHAM MARKET, Norfolk
St Edmund King and Martyr
Thu Jul 10 2008 2h30 (11)
5024 Lincolnshire S Major
Comp. D F Morrison
1 Colin A Johnson
2 Simon J Davies
3 Simon A Rudd
4 Graham A Duke
5 Timothy J Peverett
6 Peter J Waterfield
7 Ian Butters (C)
8 Ian G Campbell

EAST RAYNHAM, Norfolk
St Mary the Virgin
Thu Jul 10 2008 2h50 (10)
5056 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1 E Jane Sibson
2 Janet House
3 E Alyson Kerr
4 Christine Richardson
5 Ian G Campbell
6 Derek E Sibson (C)
7 Peter J Waterfield
8 Graham A Duke

NORTH ELMHAM, Norfolk
Blessed Virgin Mary
Thu Jul 10 2008 2h45 (14)
5024 Spliced S Major
(8m: 640 Bristol, Cambridge, Pudsey, Rutland, Superlative & Yorkshire, 608 London & 576 Lincolnshire: 119 com, atw)
Comp N J Diserens
1 Simon J Davies
2 Claire F Roulstone
3 Ian Roulstone (C)
4 Matthew D Hetherington
5 Matthew J Edwards
6 Simon A Rudd
7 Jonathan C Hetherington
8 Alan Regin

ASHILL, Norfolk
St Nicholas
Fri Jul 11 2008 2h38 (10)
5120 Lincolnshire S Major
Comp. T Hooley
1 Andrew J Cairns
2 Alan Regin
3 Michael R Crockett
4 Christine M Carter
5 Peter J Waterfield
6 Ian Roulstone (C)
7 Ronald R Warford
8 Claire F Roulstone
First peal in the method - 3

QUIDENHAM, Norfolk
St Andrew
Fri Jul 11 2008 2h48 (15)
5024 Quidenham S Major
Comp. D W Beard
1 Michael J Edwards
2 Matthew J Edwards
3 E Jane Sibson
4 Mary E Dunbavin
5 Mary E Holden
6 Derek E Sibson (C)
7 Matthew D Hetherington
8 Jonathan C Hetherington
First peal in the method by all the band except 3 & 6.

WOODTON, Norfolk
All Saints
Fri Jul 11 2008 2h32 (7)
5040 Surprise Minor
(7m: London, Westminster, Beverley, Bourne, York, Norwich & Cambridge)
1 Colin A Johnson
2 Simon J Davies
3 John J Ford
4 Ian K Bushell (C)
5 Jonathan J Stevens
6 Russell A Brown

NORTH LOPHAM, Norfolk
St. Nicholas
Fri Jul 11 2008 2h48 (11)
5056 Cambridge S Major
Comp. Johnson's variation
1 Colin A Johnson
2 Patricia O M Hitchins
3 Janet House
4 John J Ford
5 Claire F Roulstone
6 Mary E Holden
7 Peter J Waterfield
8 Ian Roulstone (C)

HINGHAM, Norfolk
St Andrew
Fri Jul 11 2008 3h1 (16)
5024 London S Major
Comp. I Butters
1 Anthony P Cotton
2 Joanna K Dorling
3 Andrew J Cairns
4 Russell A Brown
5 Timothy J Peverett
6 Ronald R Warford
7 Alan Regin
8 Ian Butters (C)
100th peal of London Surprise Major - 8.

PALGRAVE, Suffolk
St Peter
Fri Jul 11 2008 2h45 (8)
5120 Bristol S Major
Comp. R J Angrave
1 Michael J Edwards
2 Jonathan C Hetherington (C)
3 Matthew J Edwards
4 Anne L Rueff
5 Penelope J V Sharpe
6 Mary E Dunbavin
7 Jonathan J Stevens
8 Matthew D Hetherington

GRESSENHALL, Norfolk
St Mary
Fri Jul 11 2008 2h53 (10)
5040 Lincolnshire S Royal
Comp. J Clatworthy
1 E Jane Sibson
2 Simon J Davies
3 Rosemary J Duke
4 Christine M Carter
5 Christine Richardson
6 Benjamin F Ricketts
7 Michael H D O'Callaghan
8 Derek E Sibson (C)
9 Graham A Duke
10 Frank W Rivett

TIBENHAM, Norfolk
All Saints
Sat Jul 12 2008 3h6 (18)
5040 Surprise Minor
(8m: 1) Carlisle, 2) London, 3) Bourne, 4) Norwich, 5) Beverley & Surfleet, 6) Durham, 7) Ipswich)
1 Shirley E McGill
2 Penelope J V Sharpe
3 Benjamin F Ricketts
4 John J Ford
5 Russell A Brown
6 Peter J Waterfield (C)

AYLSHAM, Norfolk
St Michael
Sat Jul 12 2008 3h6 (17)
5040 Yorkshire S Royal
Comp. M B Davies
1 Simon J Davies
2 Elizabeth A Hibbert
3 Janet E Menhinick
4 Hugh J W Wilkinson
5 Richard J Chandler
6 Andrew J Davey
7 Emma J Southerington (C)
8 Peter M Wilkinson
9 Anthony P Cotton
10 Oliver D Cross

REDENHALL, Norfolk
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sat Jul 12 2008 3h12 (23)
5056 Bristol S Major
Comp. A J Cox
1 Michael J Edwards
2 E Jane Sibson
3 Philippa M Whittington
4 Mary E Dunbavin
5 Michael H D O'Callaghan
6 Derek E Sibson (C)
7 Graham A Duke
8 Frank W Rivett

HOLT, Norfolk
St Andrew
Sat Jul 12 2008 2h47 (7)
5152 Lincolnshire S Major
Comp. R J Angrave
1 Maureen P Cubitt
2 Matthew D Hetherington
3 Janet House
4 Deborah M Talbott
5 Anne M Brechin
6 Jonathan C Hetherington (C)
7 Matthew J Edwards
8 Stuart P B Talbott
Rung as a tribute to the life of Herbert Frank Metson, bellringer at this church.

EAST DEREHAM, Norfolk
St Nicholas
Sat Jul 12 2008 3h14 (23)
5056 Cambridge S Major
Comp. Johnson's variation
1 Colin A Johnson
2 Susan E Marsden
3 Christine M Carter
4 Michael R Crockett
5 Joanna K Dorling
6 Linda M Garton
7 Alan Regin
8 John P Loveless (C)
First peal in the method - 4