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2017

January

Bodicote, Sunday 8th January 2017 in 47 minutes
1260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
1 Chris Cox, 2 Veronica Warner, 3 Alison Saunders, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5  Martin Saunders, 6 Lionel D Smith.
50th Quarter on the bells for 4
Rung for the  Epiphany Carol Service.

Banbury, Sunday 15th January 2017 in 46 minutes
1287 Stedman Caters
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Robin B Green, 6 Harry Gibson, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Graham J Clifton, 10 Robert A Reeves.
Rung in memory of Jim Flux of Deddington. 


Bloxham, Sunday 22nd January 2017 in 47 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Harry Gibson, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Graham J Clifton.
In celebration of the life of Thomas Keighley, much loved grandfather-in-law of 5, whose funeral will be held tomorrow.

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February

Mollington, Friday 3rd February 2017 in 41 minutes
1260 St Clement's Collge Bob Minor
1 Alison Saunders, 2 Robert A Reeves, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Lindsey C Smith, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Alan J Griffin .

Banbury, Sunday 19th February 2017 in 49 minutes
1279 Erin Caters
1 Alan J Griffin, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Harry Gibson, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Robin B Green, 9 Barry J Davis, 10 Robert A Reeves.

Adderbury Tuesday 28th February 2017 in 46 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Robert Babij, 2 David Stansfield, 3 Charlotte A Holmes, 4 Zoe E Lee, 5 Colin M Lee (C) 6 Christopher Holmes.
First Quarter Peal 1
15/30 Rung by a local Sunday service band, half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Pvt William Gibbons, 2nd/4th Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 184 Brigade, 61st Division, who was killed in action during the fighting for the Ancre on 28 February 1917.

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March

Bodicote, Wednesday 1st March 2017 in 43 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Veronica Warner, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings (C), 5 Alan J Griffin (C), 6
Martin Warner.
Rung for the Ash Wednesday Service.

Banbury, Sunday 19th March 2017 in 49 minutes
1260 Single Oxford Bob Triples
1 Harry Gibson, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Barry J Davis, 4 Lionel D Smith, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Christopher Holmes, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Robert A Reeves.
Rung to celebrate the life of Beryl Davis who died March 5th aged 97, mother of the ringer of the 3rd.
 

Adderbury, Monday 27th March 2017 in 47minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1. Trish Fennel, 2. David Stansfield, 3. Charlotte A Holmes, 4. Trevor E Trivett, 5. Christopher Holmes (C), 6 Colin M Lee.
16/30 Rung by a local Sunday service band, half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Harry Summers, 1st/4th division, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, killed in action on 26th Match 1917 aged 29, as the Germans retreated to the Hindenburg line.

Lower Heyford, Monday 27th March 2017 in 42 minutes
1296 Beverley Surprise Minor
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3
Harry Gibson, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Barry J Davis, 6 Graham J Clifton (C).
First in the method 3.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Sandford St Martin, Thursday 30th March 2017 in 45 minutes 
1260 Doubles (2 methods)
600 Plain Bob, 660 Grandsire
1 Lawrence White, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Keith Thomas, 5 Graham J Clifton (C), 6 Ian Smart.
In celebration of the life of Roger Stranks, for many years a ringer in this Benefice.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight

Rousham, Friday 31st March 2017 in 45 minutes 
1272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Sue Burchell, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Keith Abbott, 6 Alan J Griffin (C).
First in the method for 4.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

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April

Horley, Saturday 1st April 2017 in 46 minutes 
1260 April Day Doubles
1 Alison Tite, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 John Tite.
First in the variation for 2 and 3.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Deddington, Sunday 2nd April 2017 in 47minutes 
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Barry J Davis, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Alan J Griffin, 6 David Field, 7 Graham J Clifton, 8 Colin M Lee (C)
Rung in memory of Chris Roberts of Moreton-in-Marsh (formerly of Chester), father-in-law of 8.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Hanwell, Monday 3rd April 2017 in 45 minutes
1260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
1 Chris Cox, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Sue McCouaig, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Ann Cubitt.
First in the method for 2 and 3.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

North Aston, Tuesday 4th  April 2017 in 38minutes 
1260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Keith Abbott, 3 Rosemary Hemmings, 4 Robert A Reeves, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Alan J Griffin
In celebration of the life of Roger Stranks, for many years a ringer in the Banbury Branch.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Hanwell, Friday 7th April 2017 in 43 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Brenda Day, 2 Andries Bosland, 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 John Temple, 5 Alan J Griffin, 6 Keith Abbott (C).
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Steeple Aston, Friday 7th April 2017 in 45 minutes 
1250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Robin B Green, 4 Barry J Davis, 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Harry Gibson, 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Graham J Clifton (C).
First in the method for 6.
In celebration of the life of Roger Stranks, for many years a ringer in the Banbury Branch.
Rung as part of the Branch Quarter Peal Fortnight.

Duns Tew, Friday, 7th April 2017
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Jo Barton, 2 Graham J Clifton (C), 3 Tom Westbury, 4 Alan J Griffin, 5 Simon N Stranks.
Rung in celebration of the life of Roger Stranks, farther of Simon and grandfather of Tom on the day of the committal of his ashes. Roger was a ringer at this tower for 60 years.

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May

Cropredy, Wednesday 3rd May 2017 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Brenda Day, 2 Andries Bosland, 3 Stuart Gross,  4 Keith Abbott,  5 Robert A Reeves, 6 Heather Bletchly, 7 Colin Lee (C), 8 John Temple.
Rung in celebration of the life of Les Underdown long-time Tower Captain of Cropredy.
 

Adderbury, Friday 19th May 2017 in 46minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1. Robert Babij, 2. David Stansfield, 3. Charlotte A Holmes, 4 Harry S Gibson, 5 Trevor E Trivett, 6 Colin M Lee (C).
17/30 Rung half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Harry Laurence Wallin, 1st Battalion, The Border Regiment, 87 Brigade 29th Division, killed in action on 19th May 1917 in the fighting of the Somme, aged 23.

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June

Banbury, Sunday 4th June 2017 in 46 minutes
1260 Stedman Triples
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 Robert A Reeves, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Graham J Clifton.


Adderbury,
Monday 5th June 2017 in 47minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1. Trish Fennel, 2. David Stansfield, 3. Charlotte A Holmes, 4 Trevor E Trivett, 5 Colin M Lee (C), 6 Christopher Holmes .
18/30 Rung by a local Sunday service band, half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Charles Henry Woodward, 6th (Service) Battalion, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, killed in action on 5th June 1917 fighting on the Hindenburg Line, aged 22.

Bloxham, Saturday 10th June 2017 in 48 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Keith Abbott, 4 Rosemary Hemmings, 5 John Temple, 6 Martin Saunders, 7 Alan J Griffin (C), 8 Misha Medvedev.
Rung on Bloxham village Fun Day.

Steeple Aston, Saturday 17th June 2017 in 42 minutes 
1260 Doubles (2 methods)
660 Plain Bob & 600 Grandsire
1 Jack A Knowles, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 John Temple, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Graham J Clifton (C), 6 Lawrence A White.
First quarter peal at first attempt for Jack Knowles on his 13th birthday.

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July

Bodicote, Sunday 2nd July 2017 in 48 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Alison Varney, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Charlotte Holmes, 6 Lionel D Smith, 7 Alan J Griffin (C), 8 Clive Strong.
Rung for the Songs of Praise at the close of the Open Gardens and Flower Festival

Bodicote, Wednesday 19th July 2017 in 49 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Alison Saunders , 3 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Alison Varney, 5 Martin Saunders, 6 Chris Cox, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Trevor Trivett.
Rung on the first day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage as the walkers left the church following a communion service.

Tadmarton, Thursday 20th July 2017 in 44 minutes
1260 St Martin's Bob Doubles
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Lindsey C Smith, 4 Lionel D Smith (C), 5 Keith Abbott, 6 Barrie Salter.
1st in the method for 2.
To welcome the walkers to Tadmarton on the second day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage.

Shenington, Thursday 20th July 2017 in 46 minutes
1260 Doubles (4 methods)
60 Stedman, 480 St Simons, 480 St Martins, 240 Plain Bob
1 Lionel D Smith (C), 2 Sue Burchell, 3 Rosemary Hemmings, 4 Harry Gibson, 5 Alan J Griffin
Rung on the second evening of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage as the walkers left Shenington.  
 

Wroxton, Friday 21st July 2017 
1260 Grandsire Doubles
1 Trevor Pinfold, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Sue Burchell (C), 4 Barrie Salter, 5 Alan J Griffin.
Rung on the 3rd day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage as the walkers reached Wroxton.

Hanwell, Friday 21st July 2017 in 46 minutes 
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Alison Varney, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Barry J Davis (C).
Rung as the walkers passed through Hanwell on the 3rd day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage.

Horley, Friday 21st July 2017 in 45 minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Alison Tite, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Sue Burchell (C), 6 John P Tite.
Rung following Evening Prayer at Horley on the 3rd day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage.

Mollington, Saturday 22nd July 2017 in 42 minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Ann Cubitt, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Lionel D Smith, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Robert A Reeves.
Rung as the walkers arrived at Mollington on the 4th day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage

Cropredy, Saturday 22nd July 2017 in 45 minutes 
1260 St Simon's Bob Triples
1 Brenda Day, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Robert A Reeves, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Alan J Griffin.
Rung at the end of the 4th day of the Deddington Deanery Pilgrimage as the walkers arrived at Cropredy.

Banbury, Sunday, 23 July 2017 in 44 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Sue Burchell, 2 Nick Watkins, 3 Jean Davis, 4 Barrie Salter, 5 Barry J Davis (C), 6 Richard Bentley.

First quarter inside for 2.
Rung for the Deanery Evening Service at the completion of the Pilgrimage.
 

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August

BloxhamSunday 6 August 2017 in 51 minutes
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Sue Burchell, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Martin Saunders, 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Alan J Griffin (C)
An 80th birthday compliment to Alan Griffin and congratulations on still being able to turn in a 27cwt tenor.

Banbury, Wednesday 16 August 2017 in 47 minutes 
1259 Grandsire Caters
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Jean Davis, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Barry J Davis, 6 Rosemary K Hemmings, 7 Robert A Reeves, 8 Alan J Griffin. 9 Graham J Clifton (C), 10 Harry Gibson.
In memory of Robin Green, a ringer at this tower, who died suddenly last week.

Rousham, Monday 21 August 2017 in 45 minutes 
1320 August Doubles
1 Alison Saunders, 2 Chris Cox, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Lawrence White.
First in the variation for 3.
Rung by a Banbury Branch band in memory of Robin Green, a Banbury ringer, who died recently.

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September
 

Adderbury, Saturday, 9 September 2017 in 48 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Barry J Davis (C), 2 Jean Davis, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Charlotte A Holmes, 6 Harry S Gibson, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Christopher Holmes.
21/30 Rung half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private Edward George Robins, 1st/6th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, 144 Brigade 48th Division, who died of wounds (aged 23) on 9th September 1917 - his regiment had been fighting at Ypres. Pvt Robins was an Adderbury Morris Man and the anniversary of his death was also marked by Adderbury Village Morris Men in the church during the quarter peal.

Bodicote, Sunsday 10th September 2017 in 47 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Chris Cox, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Rosemary K Hemmings, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Harry Gibson, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Lionel D Smith.
Rung  for the "Big Thank You" Service.

Bloxham, Sunday, 24th September 2017 in 49 minutes 
1264 Plain Bob Major
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Charlotte A Holmes, 6 Christopher Holmes, 7 Harry Gibson, 8 Alan J Griffin (C).
Rung for Choral Evensong and a 20th Wedding Anniversary compliment to Geoff and Ros Ellacott.

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October
 

Adderbury, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 in 48 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Charlotte A Holmes, 2 Trevor Hubbard, 3 Trevor E Trivett, 4 Christopher Holmes, 5 Colin M Lee (C).
First inside: 2.
23/30 Rung half muffled on the minor 5 by a local sunday service band to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private William James Butler, 3rd/4th Battalion, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment attached to 9th, 4th and 12th Divisions, who was killed in action during the Battle of Passchendaele (aged 21) on 4th October 1917.
 
Adderbury, Monday, 16 October 2017 in 48 minutes
1273 Plain Bob Triples
1 Trish Fennel, 2 Charlotte A Holmes, 3 Harry S Gibson, 4  Trevor E Trivett, 5 Robert A Reeves, 6 ZoŽ E Lee, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Christopher Holmes.
24/30 Rung half muffled to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Private William James Dorsett, 5th (service) Battalion, The Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 42 Brigade, 14th Division (formerly with the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars), who was killed in action in the aftermath of the first Battle of Passchendaele (aged 27) on 16th October 1917.

BodicoteWednesday, 18 October 2017 in 43 minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Minor
1 Lawrence White, 2 Chris Cox, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Martin Saunders, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C). 6 Lionel D Smith.
Rung following the morning service as a 50th Birthday compliment to the Vicar, Revd Sarah Sharp.

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