Oxford Diocesan Guild — Newbury Branch Quarter Peal Week

9 – 17 February 2019

The Tenth Newbury Branch Quarter Peal Week ended on Sunday and, as in previous years, was quite a successful one. The aims of this well established annual event are to ring quarters in as many local towers as possible while raising the profile of ringing in the Newbury area. But possibly the most important aim is to provide opportunities for ringers to progress, one that has been upheld very well this week. The number of participating towers, or quarters rung successfully, was down on previous years, but those that were rung, were mostly for ’first timers’ in various ways. A number of quarters were lost but some of those were quite ambitious and others possibly shouldn’t have been with standard methods being rung by strong bands, but the 12 successes listed, made the week a success nonetheless. Firsts in method, first quarter, one in hand, plus some novice call changes and one newly named method, all contributed to the week. The Branch Dinner, held on the Saturday, was an enjoyable and sociable event where the week’s proceedings were reflected on. So, although fewer quarters were rung and less towers were involved, the achievements made for another worthwhile quarter peal week.

Associated performances

Found 12 associated performances:

17 Feb 2019 Aldermaston (St Mary the Virgin) 1260 Grandsire Doubles
17 Feb 2019 Beenham (St Mary) 1260 Call Changes
16 Feb 2019 Hungerford (St Lawrence) 1260 Stedman Triples
15 Feb 2019 Beenham (St Mary) 1260 Grandsire Doubles
15 Feb 2019 Chieveley (St Mary the Virgin) 1260 Chieveley Bob Triples
15 Feb 2019 Thatcham (8 The Waverleys) 1440 Kent Treble Bob Minor
15 Feb 2019 Thatcham (St Mary) 1282 Swindon Surprise Royal
14 Feb 2019 East Ilsley (St Mary) 1280 Rutland Surprise Major
14 Feb 2019 Speen (St Mary) Call Changes
13 Feb 2019 Hungerford (St Lawrence) 1260 Plain Bob Doubles
12 Feb 2019 Great Shefford (St Mary) 1260 Plain Bob Minor
10 Feb 2019 Hungerford (St Lawrence) 1260 Single Oxford Bob Triples