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2015

January

Bodicote, Sunday 4th January 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Veronica Warner, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Alison Saunders, 4 Ian Rodrick, 5 Lionel D Smith (C), 6 Elizabeth A Smith,
Rung for
the  Epiphany Carol Service 

Banbury, Sunday 11th January 2015 in 48 minutes
1259 Grandsire Caters
1
Alison Varney, 2 Lionel D Smith 3, Sue Burchell, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Harry Gibson,  7 Zoe Lee, 8 Robin Green, 9 Graham Clifton (C), 10 Alan Griffin.
 

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February

Bodicote, Sunday 1st February 2015 in 47 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Chris Cox, 2 Alison Varney (C), 3 Sue McCouaig, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Martin Saunders, 6 Lionel D Smith, 7 Clive Strong.
First quarter as conductor.
To celebrate the
Consecration of Libby Lane as the first female Bishop in the Church of England. Rung for the Candlemas Carol Service.

 

Horley, Oxfordshire
Saturday, 7 February 2015 in 2h53 (7)
5040 Surprise Minor.

7m: One extent each London, Ipswich, Norwich, Bourne, Cambridge, Beverley, Surfleet

                                                          1 Robin B Green
                                                          2 Susan E Marshall
                                                          3 Graham Nabb
                                                          4 Stephanie J Warboys
                                                          5 Paul M Mason
                                                          6 John S Warboys (C)

First peal on the bells.

 

Banbury, Sunday 8th February 2015 in 46 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis (C), 2
Elizabeth A Smith,  3 Jean Davis,  4 Lionel D Smith , 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Rosemary Hemmings,  7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Robin B Green, 10 Graham J Clifton.
Rung in memory of Claude Hemmings, a long standing member of the Banbury Branch.

Bodicote, Wednesday 18th February 2015 in 46 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Ann Cubitt, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Lindsey Smith, 5 Heather Bletchly, 6 Rosemary Hemmings, 7 Barry J Davis (C), 8 Lionel D Smith.
Rung for the Ash Wednesday Service.
1st on 8 away from cover for 1

Adderbury, Tuesday 24th February 2015 in 48 minutes
1272 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Charlotte A Holmes, 3 Zoe E Lee, 4 Christopher Holmes, 5 Alan J Griffin, 6 Colin M Lee (C).
In celebration of the life of Donald Higham (1935-2015), valued member of the local band, immediately following hid memorial service and in the method he requested.

 

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March

Banbury, Sunday 1st March 2015 in 49 minutes
1296 Little Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2
Alison Varney, 3 Jean Davis, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Charlotte A Holmes,  7 Lionel D Smith, 8 Rosemary Hemmings, 9 Harry Gibson, 10 Colin M Lee (C).
First of Little Bob 2
Rung in memory of Donald Higham of Adderbury

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April

Bodicote, Friday 3rd April 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 St Simons and St Martins Bob Doubles
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Chris Cox, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Lionel D Smith (C), 6 Martin Saunders.
Rung half-muffled for the service on Good Friday.

Banbury, Sunday 19th April 2015 in 52 minutes
1360 Kent Treble Bob Royal
1
Colin M Lee (C), 2 Barry J Davis, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Sue Burchell, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Lionel D Smith, 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Harry Gibson, 10 Graham J Clifton.

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May

Bodicote, Sunday 3rd May 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Christopher Holmes, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Colin M Lee, 8 Charlotte Holmes.
Rung for Evensong and to welcome the safe arrival of a daughter for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Adderbury, Wednesday 6th May 2015 in 47 minutes
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1 Trevor Hubbard, 2 Charlotte A Holmes, 3 Trevor Trivett, 4 Christopher Holmes, 5 Colin M Lee (C), 6 Jonathon D White.
Rung half-muffled, by a local band to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Leading Seaman William Henry Gardiner of the Hood Battalion, recorded missing (killed in action) at Gallipoli on 6 May 1915.

Bodicote, Sunday 10th May 2015 in 47 minutes
1376 Cambridge Surprise Major
1 Martin Saunders, 2 Elizabeth A Smith , 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Keith Abbott, 5 Charlotte A Holmes, 6
Christopher Holmes, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Colin M Lee (C).
Rung for the service marking the start of Christian Aid week and to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day .

Adderbury, Sunday 17th May 2015 in 48 minutes
1280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1 Jean Davis, 2 Charlotte A Holmes, 3 Barry J Davis, 4 Christopher Holmes, 5 Michael W Coleman, 6 Robert A Reeves, 7 Mark W Sayers, 8 Colin M Lee (C).
Rung by past and present Adderbury ringers in memory of Jo Moreton a former ringer at this tower.

Cropredy, Sunday 31st May 2015 in 49 minutes
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Andries Bosland, 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 Colin M Lee, 5 Keith Abbott, 6 Stuart Gross, 7 Graham J Clifton, 8 Michael Uphill (C)

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June

Bodicote, Sunday 7th June 2015 in 43 minutes
1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
1 Alison Varney, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5 Martin Saunders, 6 Lionel D Smith.
Rung for the Songs of Praise Service at the end of the Flower Festival weekend.

Banbury, Sunday 14th June 2015 in 50 minutes
1296 Little Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2
Sue Burchell, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Charlotte A Holmes,  7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Colin M Lee (C) , 9 Alan J Griffin, 10 Graham J Clifton.
Rung to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

Adderbury, Saturday 20th June 2015 in 47 minutes
1260 Wellington Little Bob Major
1 Jonathan D White, 2 Charlotte A Holmes, 3 Barry J Davis, 4 Harry S Gibson
, 5 Christopher Holmes, 6 Colin M Lee (C), 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 A John Stanworth.
Marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. First in the method for all.

Cropredy, Sunday 28th June 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Andries Bosland, 2  Barry J Davis, 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 Michael Uphill, 5 Colin M Lee, 6 Keith Abbott, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Stuart Gross.
Rung to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Stephen and Brenda Day, local ringers.

Adderbury, Tuesday 30th June 2015 in 47 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Trevor Hubbard, 2 Christopher Holmes, 3 Charlotte A Holmes, 4 Jonathon D White, 5 Colin M Lee (C), 6 Eva Staples.
Rung half-muffled, by a local band to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private William Frederick Roberts of 1st Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 30 June 1915.

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Branch 90th Anniversary Quarters

Bodicote, Sunday 21st June 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings (C), 5 Martin Saunders, 6 Philip Paling.
Rung for the Confirmation Service conducted by Colin, Bishop of Dorchester.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Steeple Aston, Friday 26th June 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Freddie Taylor, 2 Graham J Clifton (C), 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 Lawrence A White, 5 Keith Thomas, 6 Nick Powell.
First quarter at first attempt 1.
30th Wedding Anniversary compliment to Nick and Lydia Powell.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Bodicote, Sunday 28th June 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Harry Gibson .
Rung for the evening service on the Patronal Festival.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Bloxham, Friday 3rd July 2015 in 52 minutes
1344 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
1 Jean Davis, 2 Elizabeth A Smith,  3 Barry J Davis, 4 Lionel D Smith , 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6
Alan Griffin, 7 Graham J Clifton, 8  Colin M Lee (C).
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Cropredy, Monday 6th July 2015 in 45 minutes
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Heather Bletchly , 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Barry J Davis, 6 Stephen Day, 7 Stuart Gross, 8 Colin M Lee (C).
First of Surprise Major 6.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Tadmarton, Friday 10th July 2015 
1260 Anniversary Doubles
1 Alison Saunders, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Lindsey C Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Barrie Salter.
1st of Anniversary Doubles for 2 and 4.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Bloxham, Sunday 12th July 2015 in 49 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Alastair Marshall, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Isabel Hands, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Malcolm Hensher, 6 Keith Abbott, 7 Alan J Griffin (C), 8 John Temple.
First quarter of Triples: Alastair Marshall.
Rung on parishioner Dan Robert's 80th birthday.
Rung to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Banbury Branch.

Adderbury, Monday 13th July 2015 in 47 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Trish Fennel, 2 David Stansfield, 3 Charlotte A Holmes, 4 Trevor Trivett
, 5 Christopher Holmes, 6 Colin M Lee (C).
Rung by a local Sunday service band to mark the 90th Anniversary of the Banbury Branch of the ODG.

Shenington, Tuesday 14 July 2015 in 47minutes
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1 Barrie Salter, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Michael Haynes, 5 Robert Reeves (C)
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Bodicote, Sunday 19th July 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Clive Strong, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Harry Gibson (C), 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Martin Warner.

A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Rousham, Wednesday 22nd 19th July 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Lionel D Smith, 2
Elizabeth A Smith (C), 3 Chris Cox, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Charlotte A Holmes, 6 Liz Collett.
First quarter at first attempt 6.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Mollington, Thursday 23rd July 2015 in 42 minutes
1260 Doubles
(240 RCP, 480 Plain Bob, 540 Grandsire)
1 Ann Cubitt, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Sue Burchell, 4 Barry J Davis, 5 Robert A Reeves (C), 6 Barrie Salter.
Rung as birthday compliment to the treble ringer
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Horley, Friday 24th July 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Alison Tite, 2
Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 Jean Davis, 5 Barry J Davis (C), 6 Lionel D Smith.
First quarter away from cover 1.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Banbury, Sunday 26th July 2015 in 48 minutes
1259 Grandsire Caters
1 Barry J Davis, 2
Rosemary K Hemmings, 3 Jean Davis , 4 Alison Varney, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Charlotte A Holmes, 7 Sue Burchell, 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Graham J Clifton (C), 10 Robert A Reeves.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Wroxton, Monday 27th July 2015 in 43 minutes
1260 Doubles
(660 RCP, 600 Plain Bob)
1 Trevor Pinfold, 2
Jean Davis, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, Barry J Davis, 5 Lionel D Smith (C).
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Hanwell, Tuesday 28 July 2015 in 46 minutes
1260 Doubles
(180 Reverse Canterbury, 240 Winchendon Place, 120 St Nicholas, 240 St Simons, 240 St Martins, 240 Plain Bob).
1 Zoe Lee, 2
Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith (C), 4 Keith Abbott, 5 Robert A Reeves, 6 Philip Ledger.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Wardington, Thursday 30 July 2015 in 46 minutes
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Robert A Reeves, 4 Alan J Griffin, 5 Graham J Clifton, 6 Colin M Lee (C).
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Duns TewFriday 31 July 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Doubles
(
St Simons, St Martins, Plain Bob, Reverse Canterbury, All Saints)
1 Lawrence White, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith (C), 4 Graham J Clifton, 5 Colin M Lee.
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

Steeple BartonFriday 31 July 2015 in 43minutes
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Michael Haynes, 3 Keith Thomas, 4 Graham J Clifton (C), 5 Colin M Lee
A Banbury Branch 90th Anniversary Quarter.

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July (non anniversary quarters)

Banbury, Sunday 12th July 2015 in 48 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Barrie Salter, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Sue Burchell, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Robert A Reeves, 7 Barry J Davis (C), 8 David Wetherall.
Rung as a farewell to Rev. Canon Linda Green on her retirement as vicar of St. Mary's Banbury.

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August

Bodicote, Sunday 9th August 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Doubles
(St Simons, St. Martins, Plain Bob)
1 Veronica Warner, 2 Heather Bletchly, 3
Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Rosemary Hemmings (C), 5 Martin Saunders , 6 Lionel D Smith.
Rung for the evening service, on Mary Sumner Day, celebrating the work of the Mothers' Union.

Banbury, Sunday 23rd August 2015 in 48 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis (C), 2
Sue Burchell, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Charlotte A Holmes,  7 Rosemary Hemmings , 8 Harry Gibson, 9 Robert A Reeves, 10 Graham J Clifton.
In memory of Claire Tarrant, North Oxfordshire ringer and good friend, who died on 22 August 2015. May she rest in peace.

Steeple Aston, Tuesday 25th August 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Lawrence A White, 2 Dorothy Clifton, 3 Malcolm Journeaux 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Rev Sue Burchell, 6 Malcolm Hensher, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Nick Powell.
Rung in memory of Claire Tarrant who died 22nd August, and in grateful thanks for her support and friendship to Steeple Aston tower for over 25 years.
Diana Gardner and Heather Hughes would like to be associated with this quarter

Banbury, Sunday 30th August 2015 in 49 minutes
1296 Little Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2
Jean Davis, 3 Colin M Lee (C), 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Keith Abbott ,  7 Charlotte A Holmes, 8 Lionel D Smith, 9 Alan J Griffin, 10 Graham J Clifton.
 

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September

Steeple Aston, Wednesday 9th September 2015 in 45 minutes
1280 Grandsire Doubles (4, 6, 8 covering)
1 Lawrence A White, 2 Simon Stranks, 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 Nick Powell, 5 Barrie Salter, 6 Christopher Drake, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Keith Thomas.
Rung to congratulate HM Queen Elizabeth II on becoming the nation's longest serving monarch.
Also to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Roger & Myrtle Stranks and Roger's 80th birthday.

Bodicote, Sunday 27th September 2015 in 43 minutes
1260 Anniversary Doubles
1 Alison Saunders, 2 Chris Cox, 3 Alison Varney, 4
Elizabeth A Smith (C) 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Martin Saunders.
Rung for the evening service celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Revd Brian Gardner's ordination to priesthood. 1st of Anniversary Doubles for 2.

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October

Banbury, Sunday 4th October 2015 in 55 minutes
1392 Little Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2
Colin M Lee (C), 3  Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Robin B Green, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Sue Burchell,  7 Lionel D Smith, 8 Harry Gibson, 9 Alan J Griffin, 10 Robert A Reeves.

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November

Bodicote, Sunday 1st November 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 All Saints Doubles
1 Sue McCouaig, 2 Chris Cox, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Lionel D Smith (C), Barrie Salter 6 .
Rung for the evening service on All Saints Day.

Bodicote, Sunday 8th November 2015 in 44 minutes
1260 Doubles (3 Methods)
420 All Saints, 480 Reverse Canterbury, 360 Plain Bob
 
1 Veronica Warner, 2 Chris Cox, 3 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Lionel D Smith, Martin Warner 6 .
Rung half muffled for the Service of Remembrance.

Adderbury, Sunday 22nd November 2015 in 48 minutes
1287 Grandsire Triples
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Robin B Green, 4 Lionel D Smith
, 5 Colin M Lee (C), 6 Christopher Holmes. 7 Mark W Sayers, 8 Trevor Trivett.
Rung half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Sgt Samuel Badby.

Bodicote, Sunday 29th November 2015 in 47 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1
Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Robin B Green, 3 Jean Davis, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Martin Saunders, 7 Barry J Davis (C), 8 Lionel D Smith.
Rung or the Advent Carol service. Also to congratulate Zoe and Colin Lee, of Adderbury, on the birth of their second son Adam Herbert.

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December

Tadmarton, Sunday 6th December 2015 in 43 minutes
1260 St. Nicholas Bob Doubles
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Alison Varney, 3
Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Lindsey C Smith, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Ann Cubitt.
Rung for the service celebrating the feast of St Nicholas, to whom this church is dedicated.


Hanwell, Thursday 10th December 2015 in 45 minutes
1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Doubles
1
Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Alison Saunders , 3 Alison Varney, 4 Lindsey C Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith (C), 6 Barrie Salter.
To celebrate the birth of Isabella May Clappison, granddaughter of 2, and remembering Rosalie May Saunders, great-grandmother to Isabella, who died earlier this year.

Oxford Diocesan Guild
At the church of St. Mary
Banbury, Oxfordshire
on
Sunday December 13th 2013 in 3hours 19 minutes
A Peal of
5039 Grandsire Caters
Composed by Albert M Tyler

 

Barry J Davis                                   Treble Rosemary K Hemmings                                   6

Mark W Sayers                                     2

Harry S Gibson                                             7
Jean Davis                                            3

Graham J Clifton                                          8

Robin B Green                                       4

Colin M Lee                                                   9

E Susan Burchell                                   5 Alan J Griffin                                        Tenor

Conducted by Colin M Lee

First Peal 7
Rung to mark the 90th anniversary year of the Banbury Branch of the Oxford Diocesan Guild.

Bodicote, Sunday 20th December 2015 in 40 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Minor
420 All Saints, 480 Reverse Canterbury, 360 Plain Bob
 
1 Lionel D Smith, 2
Sue McCouaig, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Colin M Lee (C), 6 Harry Gibson.
Rung for the Christmas Carol Service