2015 AGM Day

The AGM was held at St Martin in the Fields hall on Saturday 3rd October following the October Business Meeting. Before the meeting there were 3 peals scored and general ringing at St Martin in the Fields.

We were pleased to elect two new members, Joanna Knight and Robert Criddle. Sadly, we also remembered four members who had recently died: Hannah Hotston, Frank W Lewis, Ronald Noon, and William Crouch.

We heard more about the project that is being led by Alan Regin which hopes to give Belgium its first set of change ringing bells at St George’s Memorial Church, Ieper; a BRF grant application is expected soon.

There were 3 changes to the officers lineup:

We wish them all well in their new tasks.

Thanks were given to the outgoing officers: Alan Regin, our departing Master, who was presented with a bottle of wine to help him enjoy his recent retirement, and also Nick Brown, the outgoing Junior Steward. A promising start from Nick whom we hope to see in the future as an officer; and a very much appreciated further stint from Alan, who has led the Society in the 80s, 90s, and now 10s!

There were 57 at the meeting; slightly down in number, due to some stalwart usual attendees attending the dedication of the bells at Meldreth. It was good to welcome members from across the country, across the channel, and also from the other side of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; indeed we are pleased that Chapman Knott, originally from Charleston but until recently living in New York, is now here for a 12 month stint in London. It was great to catch up with everyone later at Caffe Concerto where 40 members and friends enjoyed a meal following the meeting.

The Harp was the usual post meal venue for the stayers!

Penelope Sharpe

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avatarRichard Hobbs

Enjoyed the meal - thank you9th October 2015

Peal details on Bellboard

Peals rung for AGM day

Spitalfields, Middlesex
Christ Church
Saturday, 3 October 2015 in 3hrs 0mins (17–1–6 in E)
5088 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Simon Read (No 1)

  1. Joanna K Dorling
  2. Peter J Blight
  3. James E Benner
  4. Richard C Smith
  5. Harry E Blamire
  6. Ian Roulstone (C)
  7. Claire F Roulstone
  8. Alan Regin

First peal of Bristol: 5. On AGM day.
A compliment to Geoffrey Dorling on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Stepney, Greater London
St George in the East
Saturday, 3 October 2015 in 2h43 (6–0–9 in C)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Anthony J Cox

  1. John J Ford
  2. Janet E Menhinnick
  3. Elizabeth A Hibbert
  4. Benjamin F Ricketts
  5. Malcolm M Powell
  6. Benjamin D Kipling
  7. Andrew V Brown
  8. Peter J Waterfield (C)

City of London, St James Garlickhythe
Saturday, 3 October 2015 in 2.50 (9)
5024 Bristol Surprise Major
Composed by Anthony J Cox

  1. Christine M Carter
  2. Susan E Smith
  3. Penelope J V Sharpe
  4. Ian G Campbell
  5. Peter W Emery
  6. Geraldine R Forster
  7. Timothy R Forster
  8. Janet E Archibald (C)