Oxford Diocesan Guild — Newbury Branch Quarter Peal Week

17 – 26 February 2017

The ODG Newbury Branch Quarter Peal Week took place between the above dates during a week of gales and rain, but with an absence of snow and not as cold as in previous years. This popular and well established event serves to boost the profile of ringing in the Branch and give ringers opportunities to progress. In total there were 23 performances in 15 different towers and one in hand, in all stages from Singles (for the first time) to Royal, including spliced, and also for the first time, including 20 minutes of rounds and call changes for the novices. There were an impressive 70 ringers included in one or more performances, both from our own members and with guest appearances from neighbouring branches. The main aims of the week were achieved with a number of “firsts” as shown in the footnotes with many others gaining valuable experience with “strong” bands around them which are not otherwise available. The week ended with the Branch Dinner, where we reflected on the week’s activities and achievements over a fine meal and in good company.

Mark Robins

Associated performances

Found 23 associated performances:

26 Feb 2017 Aldermaston (St Mary the Virgin) 1260 Plain Bob Minor
26 Feb 2017 Aldermaston (St Mary the Virgin) 20 Minutes Of Rounds and Call Changes
26 Feb 2017 Newbury (St Nicolas) 1260 Grandsire Doubles
25 Feb 2017 Englefield (St Mark) 1250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
25 Feb 2017 Hungerford (St Lawrence) 1260 Single Oxford Bob Triples
24 Feb 2017 Aldworth (St Mary the Virgin) 1260 Aldworth Giants' Singles
24 Feb 2017 Compton Parva (SS Mary and Nicholas) 1260 King's Delight Doubles
24 Feb 2017 Thatcham (St Mary) 1282 Lindsey Surprise Royal
23 Feb 2017 Lambourn (St Michael and All Angels) Rounds and Call Changes
23 Feb 2017 Speen (St Mary) 1260 Grandsire Doubles
22 Feb 2017 Kintbury (St Mary the Virgin) 1260 Spliced Triples (3m)
21 Feb 2017 Thatcham (St Mary) 1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
20 Feb 2017 Bucklebury (St Mary) 20 Minutes Of Rounds and Call Changes
20 Feb 2017 Midgham (St Matthew) 1260 Plain Bob Minor
20 Feb 2017 Newbury (St Nicolas) 60 Call Changes
20 Feb 2017 Stanford Dingley (St Denys) 1296 Treble Bob Minimus (4m)
20 Feb 2017 Thatcham (8 The Waverleys) 1312 Kent Treble Bob Major
20 Feb 2017 Thatcham (St Mary) 1282 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
19 Feb 2017 Newbury (St Nicolas) 1260 Grandsire Triples
18 Feb 2017 Bucklebury (St Mary) 1260 Grandsire Triples
18 Feb 2017 Newbury (St Nicolas) 1259 Grandsire Caters
18 Feb 2017 Thatcham (St Mary) 1259 Grandsire Caters
17 Feb 2017 Basingstoke (All Saints) 1320 Spliced Caters and Royal (2m)