Not The Dinner Day 2016

Peal(s), beer and a curry: what more could a ringer want?!

The format of NTDD remains a winning formula and one of my favourite events on the calendar. This year did not disappoint!

After a very successful day of peal ringing (all attempts were scored), for the evening we strayed from Brick Lane in favour of a venue tucked away in the heart of the city. Trialled late one evening after an officers’ meeting by our Senior Steward and Assistant Secretary, Bangalore Express City proved to be a big step-up in overall quality in comparison to recent offerings from Brick Lane; almost worth missing out on the Pride of Spitalfields for! The food was excellent and the staff more than willing to provide extra where necessary.

My thanks go to Ben Constant for arranging the peal venues, and to Penny Sharpe for arranging such a good deal for the evening, as always. This was a quality day out and a great way to start the year.

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Peals rung for Not The Dinner Day

City of London,
St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 2hrs 43mins (9-1-25 in G#)
5040 Spliced Surprise Minor (20m)
(1) Chester, Munden. (2) Lincoln, Coldstream. (3) Beverley, Berwick, Surfleet, Hexham. (4) York, Durham. (5) Westminster, Allendale. (6) Cambridge, Primrose, Ipswich, Norfolk, Bourne, Hull. (7) London, Wells.

  1. J Chapman Knott
  2. John J Ford
  3. Richard L Thumwood
  4. Shirley E McGill
  5. Russell A Brown
  6. Peter J Waterfield (C)

Hackney, Greater London
St John, St John at Hackney
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 3hrs 7mins (16-1-6 in F)
5120 Spliced Surprise Royal (4 Methods)
Composed by J S Warboys
1520 London No.3; 1200 each Superlative No.2, Bristol, Cambridge; 113 changes of method, all the work.

  1. Mary E Holden
  2. Adam S Greenley
  3. Shirley E McGill
  4. Edward R Mack
  5. Richard L Thumwood
  6. Stephen A Wheeler
  7. Benjamin D Constant (C)
  8. Ian G Campbell
  9. Ian R Fielding
  10. Claire F Roulstone

On the occasion of the Society's "Not the Dinner Day".

Holborn, Greater London
St Giles in the Fields
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 2hrs 52mins (14-0-16 in F)
5056 Pudsey Surprise Major
Composed by A J Cox

  1. Ian Roulstone
  2. Joanna K Dorling
  3. Angela M Athawes
  4. Richard M Hobbs
  5. Benjamin D Constant
  6. Claire F Roulstone
  7. Adam S Greenley
  8. Ian R Fielding (C)

In memory of Terry Wogan. On SRCY "Not the dinner" day.

Otford, Kent
St Bartholomew
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 2hrs 50mins (10-1-7 in Ab)
5040 Surprise Minor
7m: York, London, Bourne, Surfleet, Norwich, Beverley, Cambridge

  1. Ann Jenner
  2. Jacqueline M Barlow
  3. Ronald F Diserens
  4. David D Smith
  5. Ian H Oram (C)
  6. Stanley Jenner

Spitalfields, Greater London
Christ Church
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 3hrs 4mins (17-1-6 in E)
5056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
Composed by Graham A C John
736 Bristol, Rutland; 704 Pudsey; 608 Cambridge, Lincolnshire, Superlative; 544 Yorkshire; 512 London; 130 com; atw; 113 cru.

  1. Angela M Athawes
  2. Heather M Forster
  3. Geraldine R Forster
  4. Peter J Blight
  5. Richard M Hobbs (C)
  6. Benjamin F Ricketts
  7. Alan Regin
  8. Thomas B Mack

150 peal 6: On SRCY Not The Dinner Day

Stepney, Greater London
St George in the East
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 2hrs 53mins (6-0-9 in C)
5088 Cambridge Surprise Major
Composed by Christopher Forster

  1. Janet E Menhinnick
  2. Penelope J V Sharpe
  3. John J Ford
  4. Claire O'Mahony
  5. Hannah M Campbell
  6. C Martin Press
  7. Peter W Emery
  8. Peter J Waterfield (C)

50th peal - 5.

St Clement Danes
Saturday, 6 February 2016 in 3hrs 3mins (21-1-23 in E)
5000 London No. 3 Surprise Royal
Composed by David G Hull (no. 7)

  1. Graham A Duke
  2. Elizabeth A Hibbert
  3. Penelope J V Sharpe
  4. Peter W Emery
  5. Alan Regin
  6. Barry D Mack
  7. Stephen A Wheeler (C)
  8. Thomas B Mack
  9. Nicholas D Brown
  10. Ian G Campbell

On the occasion of the Society's "Not the Dinner Day".