2021 AGM Day

The Society met for its first in-person business meeting and AGM for over 18 months. Two peals were rung in the morning: Orion Surprise Maximus at St Martin in the Fields, and Stedman Caters at Limehouse.

After general ringing at Spitalfields, and refreshments in the crypt, nearly 40 members attended the meetings, during which we were pleased to elect and welcome Christopher L D Munday, Oliver E Rice, and Michael R A Shaw as new members. We also remembered David G Salter, elected 22 April 1978 who died on 9 September 2021.

Ian Roulstone reported to the meeting on the recent Central Council meeting.

There were four changes to the Officers’ lineup: Joseph Waters moving from Assistant to Honorary Secretary, Thomas Mack returning as Senior Steward, Penelope Sharpe returning as Assistant Secretary and Elizabeth Hibbert returning as Librarian. We expressed our appreciation for the contributions given by the outgoing Secretary David Bath, and Senior Steward Shirley McGill, both after 3 years in post, and outgoing Librarian Paul Cammiade.

The officers are now as follows:

Master Michael Crockett
Senior Steward Tom Mack
Junior Steward Jack Page
Honorary Secretary Joseph Waters
Honorary Assistant Secretary Penelope Sharpe
Honorary Librarian Elizabeth Hibbert
Honorary Treasurer Claire Roulstone
Trustees (2) Ian Oram
Douglas Beaumont
Independent Examiners (2) Frank Rivett
Michael O’Callaghan
Safeguarding Co-Ordinator Assistant Secretary, liaising with St Martin in the Fields
Development Co-Ordinator No nominations were received, those who are willing to volunteer for the role should contact the officers.

Congratulations were offered to Jack Page, Alex Riley and Daniel Page, on their 40320 Spliced Treble Dodging Minor, the longest peal of spliced, and most methods all the work peal on handbells; and also to two recently engaged couples: Ed Mack and Ellie Talbot; and Tom Mack and Louise Flower.

We signed a card for the outgoing secretary David Bath who had just come out of hospital the day before after treatment for a sudden illness. He is now recovering without having to write minutes!

We finished up with the day with a very convivial evening in the nearby pub the King’s Stores. It was good to see a relatively good and enthusiastic turnout for the day, given the slow return to normality, including some who had travelled from outside London we’d not seen for some time. A peal of Spliced Surprise Maximus including some from afar and one of our new members was rung the following day at Kingston upon Thames.

Jack Page

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Peals rung for AGM day

2 peals so far has been rung for the Society AGM Day.

Limehouse, Greater London
St Anne
Saturday, 2 October 2021 in 3hrs 23mins (12-3-25 in E)
5029 Stedman Caters
Composed by David G Hull

  1. Matthew J L Durham (C)
  2. Simon J Davies
  3. Elizabeth A Hibbert
  4. Rachel L Mahoney
  5. G Jessica Durham
  6. John P Loveless
  7. Peter W Emery
  8. John J Ford
  9. Douglas J Beaumont
  10. Joseph E T Waters

200th peal together 3&7

Westminster, Greater London
St Martin in the Fields
Saturday, 2 October 2021 in 3hrs 32mins (29-1-1 in D)
5088 Orion Surprise Maximus
Composed by I R Fielding

  1. Adam S Greenley
  2. Alex S Riley
  3. Michael R Crockett
  4. Jimmy L Yeoman
  5. Margaret Whiteley
  6. Jack E Page (C)
  7. Claire F Roulstone
  8. Ewan G A Hull
  9. Benjamin D Constant
  10. Nicholas M W Haggett
  11. Alan Regin
  12. Ian Roulstone

On Society AGM day.