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2018

January

Swalcliffe, Thursday 25th January 2018 in 45 minutes
1260 St Paul Doubles
1 Sue McCouaig, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Lionel D Smith, 5  Robert A Reeves, 6 Trevor Trivett .

Rung for the  Feast of the Conversion of St Paul. The church is dedicated to SS Peter and Paul.


Bloxham, Sunday 28th January 2018 in 46 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Misha Medvedav, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings , 5  Harry Gibson, 6 Alan J Griffin (C) .

Rung for Choral Evensong on the front six. First in the method 2.

Adderbury, Sunday 28th January 2018 in 47 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1  Barry J Davis, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Christopher Holmes, 4 Charlotte A Holmes, 5 Michael W Coleman, 6 Mark W Sayers, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Robert A Reeves
Rung in memory of Phillip J Davis a former ringer at this tower and brother of Barry who died January 14th.

February

Banbury, Sunday 4th February 2018 in 49 minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Charlotte A Holmes, 6 Sue Burchell, 7 Christopher Holmes, 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Graham J Clifton, 10 Colin M Lee (C)

Lower Heyford, Saturday 17th February 2018 in 46 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Alison Varney, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Jean Davis, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 
6 Charlotte A Holmes.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act.
Rung by a ladies band from the Banbury Branch of the ODG.

Bloxham, Sunday 25th February 2018 in 48 minutes
1250 Cambridge Surprise Major
1
Alison Varney, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings , 5 Barry J Davis , 6 Harry Gibson, 7 Graham J Clifton, 8 Alan J Griffin (C) .
Rung for Evensong, and as a Golden Wedding compliment to Alan & Margaret Griffin.

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March

Bodicote, Wednesday 21 March 2018 in 44minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Veronica Warner, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith (C), 6 Martin Saunders.
Rung half-muffled for the funeral of Malcolm Dutton who for many years was organist, choir master and churchwarden at this church.

Banbury, Sunday 25th March 2018 in 48 minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Alan J Griffin, 6 Sue Burchell, 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Harry Gibson, 9 Graham J Clifton, 10 Colin M Lee (C).
A birthday compliment to Sue, 65 today.

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April

Adderbury, Sunday 8th April 2018 in 48 minutes
1280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1  Barry J Davis, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Rosemary Hemmings, 4 Robert A Reeves, 5 Michael W Coleman, 6 Christopher Holmes, 7 Mark W Sayers, 8 Colin M Lee (C). 
60th Birthday celebration for Catherine Drake and 70th Birthday celebration for both Mark Sayers and Charlotte Holmes.

 

Adderbury,Tuesday 10th April 2018 in 50 minutes
1320 Doubles (1 Method:1Variation)
100 Plain Bob and 1220 April Day
1. Robert Babij, 2. Trish Fennell, 3. Charlotte A Holmes, 4. Christopher Holmes, 5. Colin M Lee (C), 6. Harry S Gibson.
First 'inside': 2
26/30 Rung half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Percy Apling, 5th
Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division, who was
killed in action during the Battle of St Quentin, in the Somme on 23rd March 1918 (aged 41).

Wroxton,
Wednesday 11th April 2018 in 47minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Trevor Pinfold, 2 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 3 Nick Watkins, 4 Lionel D Smith, 5 Alan Griffin.
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight

Lower Heyford, Thursday 12th April 2018 in 44 minutes
1260 Minor (2 Methods)
720 Childwall Bob; 540 Buxton Bob
1 Heather Bletchly
, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Elizabeth A Smith, 6 Lionel D Smith.
First quarter in the methods 2,3,4.
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Steeple Aston, Saturday 14th April 2018 in 44 minutes 
1260 Doubles (2 methods)
660 Grandsire : 600 Plain Bob
1 Hannah McLoone, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Keith Thomas, 5 Graham J Clifton (C), 6 Lawrence A White. 
First quarter at first attempt for 1.
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

North Aston, Saturday 14th April 2018 in 41 minutes
1260 Plain Doubles
Graham J Clifton (C), 2 Jack A Knowles3 Sue McCouaig, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Lawrence A White, 6 Keith Thomas.
First inside 2.
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.
 
Banbury, Sunday 15th April 2018 in 49 minutes 
1296 Little Bob Royal
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Lionel D Smith, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Sue Burchell, 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Harry Gibson, 9 Alan J Griffin, 10 Colin M Lee (C).
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Sandford St MartinMonday 16th April 2018 in 42 minutes 
1260 Doubles (2 methods)

660 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place; 600 Plain Bob
1 Alison Varney, 2 Lionel D Smith (C), 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Keith Abbot, 5 Alan J Griffin,
6 Christopher Drake.
700th quarter for 2
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight

Mollington, Tuesday 17th April 2018 in 41 minutes 
1260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1 Robert A Reeves, 2 Heather Bletchly, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Sue Burchell,
5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Lionel D Smith.
Rung as part of the Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

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