July Country Meeting, Saturday 8th July 2017
40 days to go
This year’s summer country meeting will be held in Derbyshire, at Melbourne.
The meeting will be held at the Melbourne Community Centre, Church Street, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8EJ at 4.30pm. Melbourne. This is located nearby St Michael’s church and adjacent to the Blue Bell Inn.
Peals and Event Programme
Peal will be available on Thursday 6 July, Friday 7 July and in the morning of Saturday 8 July. If there is enough interest a peal may also be possible on Sunday afternoon. A venue for getting together on Friday night will be announced soon.
The towers open for general ringing on Saturday will include:
- Chellaston St Peter (6), 4-3-19
- Repton St S Wystan (8), 17-3-0
- Ticknall St George (10), 9-1-26
- Melbourne S Michael (12), 15-1-24
Times to be confirmed shortly.
On the Saturday afternoon, before the meeting, an informal striking competition will be held.
After the meeting in Melbourne Community Centre, dinner will be served, with a choice of main courses including a vegetarian option, and a choice of two desserts. The quiz will follow. A licensed cash bar will be available.
Sign up for dinner and peal attempt below. The price of the meal will be confirmed soon, but meanwhile please sign up if you intend coming.
The Community Centre has a small car park and there is plenty of on street parking nearby.
Other things to do
Melbourne is a historic small town and there are opportunities for people to walk around the pool (lake) if the weather is good. For anyone that wants to do something that doesn’t involve ringing, Calke Abbey (historic house, NT) is very nearby and recommended.
There is accommodation in Melbourne and surrounding villages. Cheaper hotels can be found in Derby, about 7 miles away.
here, then you can sign up; alternatively by ticking the paper list on Wednesday or please email Penny Sharpe the Assistant Secretary.)
- Peal attempt(s): we need to know by Friday 30th June, in 32 days
- Evening event: we need to know by Wednesday 5th July, in 37 days