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Anniversary Dinner on 8th September, 2012

The Council House
The Council House's Banqueting Suite

On Saturday 8th September the Society will hold its triennial dinner. Following previous dinners in Cambridge, York and Bristol, this time we will be going to Birmingham, where the evening meal will be in the Banqueting Suite of the Council House.

The Council House is in Birmingham city centre, with a wide range of accommodation close by, as well as a number of rings of bells! The attached map shows the location of the Council House and the Banqueting Suite.

There will be peals and general ringing on the Saturday.

For those who are looking for accommodation, Visit Birmingham has a list of nearby places that cater to various price ranges.

Tower Tour on Saturday

10:30 - 11:15 Tanworth in Arden 8 bells 12-1-25 SP113705
11:30 - 12:15 Lapworth 6 bells 10-1-2 SP163710
12:30 - 13:15 Packwood 8 bells 6-3-14 SP169728

Lunch TBD

15:00 - 15:45 Shirley 8 bells 6-1-1 SP119788

Pre-Dinner drinks

For those who will be arriving early, the designated pub for pre-dinner drinks is The Wellington, 37 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN. It's not far from the cathedral (to the west of it), and had 20 real ales on tap.

Sunday Towers

08:30 - 09:00 Birmingham, Cath Ch of Philip 12 bells 31-0-21 SP069870
10:15 - 10:55 Birmingham, Cath Ch of Philip 12 bells 31-0-21 SP069870
10:00 - 11:00 Birmingham, St Martin 16 bells 39-1-19 SP073865
12:00 - 12:30
approx (after service)
Birmingham, RC Cath Ch of St Chad 8 bells 15-3-06 SP069875
17:45 - 18:30 Birmingham, St Paul 10 bells 12-2-13 SP064874


For those who have already bought a ticket, the price includes a welcome drink, three course meal and tea or coffee with mints.

There is a meat and a vegetarian menu, listed below. Other dietary requirements will be catered for, if previously notified.

  Meat Vegetarian
Starter Cured salmon Soup
Main course Loin of pork Tian of wild mushroom

Wine list

For those who haven't pre-ordered, wine can be purchased on the night.

The range of wine available on the night may differ, but here is the current list:

Wine ID




W1 Cape 1652 Chenin Blanc
Ripe citrus and peaches. South Africa
W2 Cullinan View Chenin Blanc
Light, fresh & creamy peach. South Africa
W3 Tierra
Light and fruity classic wine
W4 Vidal Estate Riesling
Lime and floral aromas with minerally citrus flavours produce a refreshing off-dry finish
W5 Orvietto Classico
Flowery, fresh and fruity. Italy


O1 Stowells Single Serve
White Zinfandel


R1 Cullinan View Shiraz
Spicey with warm, toasty oak. South Africa
R2 Rare Vineyards Pinot Noir
Blueberries and spice
R3 Robert Skalli Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich ripe fruit, toasty-oak
R4 Ravenswood Vintners Blend Zinfandel
Rich and spicy with youthful and ripe, easy tannins
R5 Roble Malbec
Soft plums and spice. Argentina

You can no longer buy tickets or wine in advance, but you can purchase wine on the day.