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Annual Guild Dinner - 18th March 2017

As is tradition, members of the Guild gathered from far and wide for the annual dinner, held this year in Peterhouse college. The day started well with 10 out of 10 successful quarter peals, including four 'first quarters' for some of our learners who started ringing in October 2016. Speeches from Jennie Earis as past master, Roger Booth as the guest speaker and Oli Bardsley as current master, tasty yet controversial food choices and a handbell touch (see it here on Bellboard) all made for a very enjoyable evening.


 Guild New Year 2017

This year James (Junior) took on the task of hosting 12 ringers at his Northamptonshire abode. The trip kicked off with a quarter peal and a walk for the early birds. On New Year's Eve we visited 5 different towers, all exciting in their own special way and one of which required ear defenders, before ringing in the New Year at Brigstock. Another quarter peal followed on New Year's Day and then 10 intrepid members of the party played some rather soggy paintball. Thanks must go to James and his family for cooking lots of delicious food and for putting up with us!

 Christmas Newsletter 2016

Please click here to read the 2016 newsletter from Oliver Bardsley.





Christmas Dinner - 4th December 2016

Dinner for 18? No problem! As long as everyone brings their own plate, cutlery, glass and chair! Plenty of food was had by all, secret santa presents were swapped, and everyone took part in a (slightly aggressive) game of pictionary. Merry Christmas!




Southern Universities Association Weekend - 11th-13th November 2016

Ringers from Cambridge, Southampton, Bristol, Oxford, London and Leicester congregated in Cambridge for a weekend of striking competitions, open towers, beer and dancing. Congratulations go to Southampton who came first in the 8-bell competition and Cambridge who came first in the 6-bell. See you all next year!




Freshers' Fair - 4th-5th October 2016Freshers' Fair

We had a successful freshers' fair hosting The Charmborough Ring on Parker's Piece. A pretty central location and the sound of bells ringing all day meant that we weren't hard to miss! Hundreds of people had a go and we got lots of new sign-ups. Thank you to everyone who helped out!





Guild Week - 20th-24th August 2016

Members of the Guild from far and wide descended on Bristol for five days of ringing and socialising. This encompassed some rather challenging bells within the city itself, plus day trips to Bath and the nearby countryside. With an average tenor weight of 24.4cwt, we certainly weren't taking it easy!





6-Bell Striking Competition - 9th July 2016

Six of the Guild's best took on the Cambridge branch of the Ely DA in a striking competition at Brinkley, we rang Cambridge Surprise Minor and came away with a very creditable 2nd place. We had dinner together, followed by a somewhat unplanned pub crawl...