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Saturday 24th June 2017


What's On

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June

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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

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Saturday 1st

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

SE District Practice.Clopton & Otley
2.30 - 3.30pm Clopton (6).
3.45 - 4.45pm Otley (6).
Featured methods:
St.Simon’s Bob Doubles &
St.Clement’s College Bob Minor.
Cups of tea.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

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

Friday 7th

Laxfield Appeal - Summer of Love Quiz.Laxfield Village Hall
The Summer of Love Charity quiz will celebrate the music, film, theatre, people and events of the past 50 years.
Bar.
Raffle.
In aid of The Laxfield Bell Restoration Appeal & the INCTR Challenge Fund.
Flier
Contact: Tel. 01986 798135, Mobile: 07776 143600

Saturday 8th

NW District Outing.Downham Market area
9.45 - 10.15am Crimplesham.
10.30 - 11.15am Fincham.
11.30am - 12.15pm Shouldham.
Lunch - King's Arms, Shouldham.
2.45 - 3.30pm Stow Bardolph.
3.45- 4.30pm Downham Market.
4.45 - 5.30pm Denver.
Details
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

Tuesday 11th

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

Wednesday 12th

26th Annual Veterans' Day.Debenham
All welcome.
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.
3pm Bardwell,
4pm Great Barton,
5pm Tostock (provisional).,
Followed by a meal at the Rushbrooke Arms, Sicklesmere at 6pm.
All are welcome.
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

Saturday 5th

SE District Quarter Peal Evening.Clopton (6), Rushmere (6) & Henley (8)
6.30pm Quarter peals, followed by
Evening meal at The Swan in Westerfield.
If you wish to ring please contact Jonathan.
Please book meals with 01394 411355 by 24th July. Menu choices will be sent out. Choices to Jane by 29th July.
Contact: Tel. 01473 747008, Mobile: 07837 275817

Tuesday 8th

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

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

Saturday 2nd

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

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

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.

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

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.
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

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

2019

Saturday 22nd

National 12-bell Striking Contest.Exeter
Web site