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Thursday 17th August 2017


What's On

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August

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Friday 18th

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

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 OpenTowers Day.
9.30am - 7pm.
25 towers to choose from!
Day ticket £10.00 (available at first four towers).
Towers list & all details
Contact: Tel. 01787 227116

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September

Saturday 2nd

SE District Practice.Copdock
2.30 - 3.30pm.
Cups of tea.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

Monday 4th

Hopton Practice.Hopton
All Welcome.
I’m hoping to make this a regular monthly event to boost numbers at our flagging practice!
Contact: Tel. 01359 221722

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, Mobile: 07941 505831

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

Tuesday 12th

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

Friday 15th

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

Saturday 16th

Quarter Peal & Open Ringing.Exning
10 - 11am Quarter Peal
Followed by open ringing until 12midday.
Contact: Tel. 01284 700490

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.

Friday 29th

Cretingham Charity Golf Day.Seckford Golf Club
To raise funds for the Cretingham Peace Bell project.
Entry form.
Poster
Contact: Tel. 01728 685520, Mobile: 07960 997480

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October

Wednesday 4th

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

Saturday 7th

SE District Practice.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

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

Monday 16th - Sunday 29th October

SE District Quarter Peal Fortnight.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

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

Friday 20th

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

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.South Essex
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

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

Friday 17th

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

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 17th

Essex & Suffolk 12-Bell Striking Competition.

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

Thursday 21st

Suffolk Day.
Celebrate England's finest county with the finest sound; church bells!
Ringing is requested at any time during the day, please let Neal know if you're taking part.
Contact: Tel. 01284 728878, Mobile: 07941 505831

Saturday 23rd

National 12-bell Striking Competition.Cambridge
Web site

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August

Sunday 26th

300th Anniversary of the first peal of Grandsire Triples.
First peal of Grandsire Triples was rung at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich on 26th August 1718.

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June

Saturday 22nd

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Exeter
Web site