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Tuesday 23rd May 2017


What's On

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May

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Tuesday 23rd

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 27th - Friday 2nd June

NW District Quarter Peal Week.
Including QP day on Friday 2nd June + evening meal.
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Saturday 27th

SW District Practice.Kedington
7 - 8.30pm
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

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June

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Saturday 3rd

SW District Training Morning - Handling for Teachers.Woolpit
Improving style and building confidence.
Limited to 6 students.
Contact: Tel. 01359 242604

SE District Meeting.Campsea Ashe & Wickham Market
2 - 3pm Campsea Ashe (6),
3.15 - 4.30pm Wickham Market (6),
Followed by tea and a brief meeting.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

Thursday 8th

150th Anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright.
American architect (‘greatest American architect of all time’).

Saturday 10th

NE District Elementary call changes.Wingfield
10am - noon.
Beginners who have just about got rounds sorted out. Also budding conductors.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

NW District Training morning.Norman Tower, BSE
Now full
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Monday 12th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Tuesday 13th

2nd Tuesday Ringing.Ardleigh & Langham
11am - midday Ardleigh (8)
2 - 3pm Langham (6)
All welcome.
Contact: Tel. 01394 411355

Thursday 15th

BBC Music Day.
Ringers in the UK & around the world have been invited to take part in the 3rd annual BBC Music Day with this this year's theme being The Power of Music.
Ringing is requested at 7pm.
Contact Neal if you plan to take part
Web site
Contact: Tel. 01284 728878

Friday 16th

Helmingham Monthly Practice.Helmingham
7.30 - 9pm
All welcome.
Contact: Tel. 01728 860323

Saturday 17th

Ridgman Trophy.Great St Mary, Cambridge
Contact: Tel. , Mobile: 07756 796950

Guild Management Committee.Stowupland Church Hall
2pm.
Contact: Tel. 01473 833542, Mobile: 07554 014695

Tuesday 20th

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds
Rounds & Callchanges on 10 & 12
For people ringing R&C on 8.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Wednesday 21st

Suffolk Day.

Saturday 24th

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Southwark
Web site

Cretingham Bell Weekend.Cretingham
Fundraising for the augmentation and refurbishing of the bells.
Flower festival, lunches,teas, bell related displays and activities.
Please come!
Contact: Tel. 01728 685520

SW District Striking Competition.Woolpit
2pm Draw.
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

Sunday 25th

Cretingham Bell Weekend.Cretingham
Fundraising for the augmentation and refurbishing of the bells.
Flower festival, lunches,teas, bell related displays and activities.
Please come!
Contact: Tel. 01728 685520

Tuesday 27th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

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July

Saturday 1st

Ringing World National Youth Contest.Birmingham
Web site
Contact: Tel. 01359 251896

Sunday 2nd

R&T Committee Meeting.
2.30pm The Kings Arms, Stowmarket
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Wednesday 5th

Beccles 10 Bell Practice.Beccles
7.30pm.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 8th

NW District Outing.Downham Market area
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

NE District Treble Bob.Sweffling
10am - noon.
First steps in treble bob hunting, maybe moving on to Kent.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Stowmarket Carnival.Recreation Ground
Stowmarket Ringers are hosting a stall and the Vestey Ring to promote ringing in the town in preparation to launching the Stowmarket Bells Restoration Appeal.
If you are able to help out & man the Vestey Ring, please contact Winston.
Contact: Tel. 01449 674425

Monday 10th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Wednesday 12th

26th Annual Veterans' Day.Debenham
Contact: Tel. 01728 860323

Tuesday 18th

200th Anniversay of the death of Jane Austen.

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds
Plain hunt on 9, 10 &11
For people currently ringing plain hunt or plain methods on 7 & 8
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Friday 21st

Helmingham Monthly Practice.Helmingham
7.30 - 9pm
All welcome.
Contact: Tel. 01728 860323

Tuesday 25th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 29th

SW District Mini Tour.
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

Sunday 30th

SW District Sunday Practice.Sudbury, St Peter
3 - 4.30pm
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

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August

Monday 14th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Tuesday 15th

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds
Caters 1 (Grandsire)
For people currently ringing Grandsire Triples.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Saturday 19th

Memorial Service for Dr Peter Franks.Bacton church
7pm
All welcome.

Tuesday 22nd

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Friday 25th

150th Anniversary of the birth of Michael Faraday.
Scientist.

Saturday 26th

NE District Quarter peals and beer.
Various towers followed by the Wenhaston Star.
Anyone who would like to ring a quarter, followed by social for all at Wenhaston Beer Festival.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Monday 28th

SW District Open Day.
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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September

Wednesday 6th

Beccles 10 Bell Practice.Beccles
7.30pm.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September

Heritage Open Days.


Web site
Contact: Tel. 01284 728878

Friday 8th

Tour of Britain - Stage 6.Newmarket to Aldeburgh
Web site

NE District Improving 8-bell ringing.Rendham
6 - 8pm.
Anyone who would like to improve their call changes or simple method ringing on 8.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Monday 11th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Saturday 16th

Guild Social.Sproughton Tithe Barn
7.30pm Barn Dance.
Dancing to Inertia Reel.
Licensed bar.
Including Fish & Chip supper.
Tickets £15 (12yrs & under £7.50) - cash with order. Available from
01473 743812
01473 747008
01394 411355
Poster

Tuesday 19th

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds
Caters 2 (Stedman & Erin)
For people currently ringing Stedman Triples.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Saturday 23rd

SW District Practice.Stratford St Mary
7 - 8.30pm
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

Tuesday 26th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Wednesday 27th

200th Anniversary of the birth of Hiram R Revels.
1st African American US senator.

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October

Wednesday 4th

60th Anniversary of the launch of Sputnik.
World's first satellite.

Monday 9th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Saturday 14th

NE District Building blocks (hunting/ places/dodging/fishtails etc.).Worlingham
10am - noon.
Plain hunters for whom Plain Bob is a little daunting. Also Plain Bobbers who would like to get to grips with how to ring other stuff.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Tuesday 17th

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds
Plain Royal (Plain & Little Bob)
For people currently ringing Plain Bob or Little Bob Major.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Tuesday 24th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 28th

SW District Practice.Little Thurlow
3 - 4.30pm.
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

Sunday 29th

SW District Sunday Practice.Sudbury, St Peter
3 - 4.30pm
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

Tuesday 31st

500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety Five Themes.
Began the Protestant Reformation.

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November

Wednesday 1st

Beccles 10 Bell Practice.Beccles
7.30pm.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 4th

SE District Outing.

Saturday 11th

NE District Annual Meeting.Halesworth
3pm onwards.
Focus on good striking.
Follow up to the September day, followed by local democracy.
Contact: Tel. , Mobile: 07810 836303

Monday 13th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Tuesday 21st

Norman Tower Breakthrough Practice.The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds
Treble Bob & Simple Surprise Royal
For people currently ringing Kent TB Major and Yorkshie S Major.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

Thursday 23rd

100th Anniversary of Bell ringing to mark initial British success in the Battle of Cambrai.
The only time ringing was allowed during the war. The first tank battle.

Saturday 25th

SW District Annual Meeting.Boxford
pm & evening
Contact: Tel. 01359 242604

150th Anniversary of Alfred Nobel patenting dynamite.

Tuesday 28th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

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December

Saturday 2nd

SE District Annual General Meeting.

Saturday 9th

NE District Raising and lowering.Rumburgh
10am - noon.
Everyone finds this difficult - the hardest bit of ringing, either singly or in peal.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Monday 11th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Saturday 16th

Ipswich Christmas Ringing.
Contact: Tel. 01394 411355

Tuesday 26th

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

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January

Monday 8th

Bungay 8 Bell Practice.Bungay
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01508 548750

Thursday 11th

NE District General ringing and tower liaison meeting.Yoxford
6 - 8pm.
An hour’s ringing followed by the annual feedback/planning session, aiming to get Sat Jan 13 Fressingfield 10am-12noon * at least one representative of each band at one of the two meetings.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 13th

NE District General ringing and tower liaison meeting.Fressingfield
10am - noon.
An hour’s ringing followed by the annual feedback/planning session, aiming to get at least one representative of each band at one of the two meetings.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Tuesday 23rd

Halesworth Triples/Major practice.Halesworth
7.30pm.
Improving 8-bell change ringing from Plain Hunt up to simple Surprise Major.
Contact: Tel. 01986 875354

Saturday 27th

SW District Practice.Polstead
3 - 4.30pm
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

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February

Saturday 24th

SW District Practice.Sudbury
3 - 4.30pm
Contact: Tel. 01284 830436

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April

Saturday 7th

Guild AGM.NW District
Contact: Tel. 01473 833542, Mobile: 07554 014695

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June

Saturday 23rd

National 12-bell Striking Competition.Cambridge
Web site

2019

Saturday 22nd

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Exeter
Web site