quarter peal band on the steps of  St. Mary's Banbury 

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2019

January

 

Steeple Aston, Tuesday 1st January 2019 in 46 minutes

1260 Grandsire Triples

1 Hannah McLoone, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Sue McCouaig, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Heather Bletchly, 6 Colin M Lee, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Lawrence A White

First on 8 for treble. For New Tear.
 

Hanwell, Thursday 3rd January 2019 in 45 minutes

1260 Grandsire Doubles

1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Tracey Cooper, 3 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Barrie Salter.
First in the method for 2.


Tadmarton, Tuesday 8th January 2019 in 45 minutes

1260 Doubles (2 methods)
720 St Martins, 540 Plain Bob
1
Alison Varney, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith (C), 6 Sue McCouaig.
Rung to celebrate the birth of Oliver Jack Clappison, grandson to 2.

Bloxham, Sunday 13th January 2019 in 49 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Rosemary K Hemmings, 4 Laurence Gibson, 5 Barry J Davis, 6 Harry Gibson, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Alan J Griffin.
Rung for the evening service and to celebrate the birth of Arthur Thomas, son of Harry and Naomi Gibson and grandson of 4

 

Banbury, Sunday 20th January 2019 in 49 minutes  
1282 Cambridge Surprise Royal
1 Colin M Lee (C), 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Sue Burchell , 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Christopher Holmes, 8 Barry J Davis, 9 Robert A Reeves, 10 Graham J Clifton.

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February

Banbury, Wednesday 6th  February 2019 in 49 minutes 
1260 Grandsire Triples
1
  Lionel D Smith, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Catherine F Smith, 5 Richard P Bentley, 6 Graham J Clifton, 7 Barry J Davis (C), 8 Robert A Reeves.
Rung prior to the licensing of the Revd. Sarah Bourne as the new Associate Priest and Chaplain for the Arts at St Mary's Banbury.

Hanwell, Sunday 10th February 2019 in 45 minutes
1260 Doubles (3 Methods)
480 St Martins, 480 St Simons, 300 Plain Bob1 Brenda Day, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Heather Bletchly, 4 Chris Cox, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Alison Varney.
Rung by members of the South Midlands District of the Ladies Guild as a compliment to Margaret Ingman before she stands down as our Vice President.

Steeple Aston, Friday 22nd February 2019 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles 
1
Hannah McLoone, 2 Jack A Knowles, 3 Sue McCouaig, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Lawrence White.

Banbury, Sunday, 24 February 2019 in 46 minutes
1253 Erin Caters
1, Lionel D Smith, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Robert A Reeves, 7
Christopher Holmes, 8 Barry J Davis, 9 Colin M Lee (C), 10 Graham J Clifton.
First in the method for 2, 3 and 7.
Rung for the confirmation service conducted by the Bishop of Dorchester.

Bodicote, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 in 43 minutes
1260 Doubles (4 Methods)
300 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place, 360 St Martins Bob, 360 St Simons Bob, 240 Plain Bob
1 Alison Saunders, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Chris Cox, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Martin Saunders.
Rung in memory of Angela Elliott, a past ringer at this church, on the day before her funeral.
 

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March

Lower Heyford, Sunday 16th March 2019 in 44 minutes
1296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Heather Bletchly, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Charlotte A Holmes, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Zoe Lee (C).
Rung for Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Week.

Rousham, Sunday 16th March 2019 in 43 minutes
1272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
1 Elizabeth A Smith, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Charlotte A Holmes, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Colin M Lee (C).
Rung for Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Week.

Cropredy, Thursday, 21st March 2019 in 51 minutes
1260 Canterbury Pleasure Bob Triples
1 Sue McCouaig, 2 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 3 Brenda Day, 4 Alison Varney, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Robert A Reeves, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Barrie Salter.
First of Canterbury PB Triples for all the band
Rung for Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Week.

Mollington, Friday, 22nd March 2019 in 39 minutes
1320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1 Robert A Reeves, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Jean Davis, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Barry J Davis (C).
Rung for Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Week.

Steeple Aston, Friday 22nd March 2019 in 45 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Doubles 
1
Jon McLoone, 2 Sue McCouaig, 3 Jack A Knowles, 4 Lawrence White, 5 Graham J Clifton (C), 6 Nick Powell.
First quarter on a working bell 1
Rung for Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Week.

Bodicote, Saturday, 23rd March 2019 in 44 minutes
1260 Stedman Triples
1, Lionel D Smith, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Rosemary K Hemmings, 4 Sue Burchell, 5 Charlotte A Holmes, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Graham J Clifton, 8 Elizabeth A Smith.
Rung for Banbury Branch Quarter Peal Week..

Bloxham, Sunday 24th March 2019 in 49 minutes
1260 Grandsire
Triples
1, Lionel D Smith, 2 Alison Varney, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5 Sue Burchell, 6 Barry J Davis, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Harry Gibson.
Rung for Choral Evensong.

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April

Steeple Aston, Friday 5th April 2019 in 44 minutes
1260 Grandsire
Triples
1, Lionel D Smith, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Sue Burchell, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Colin M Lee (C), 8 Graham J Clifton.
To mark the retirement of Graham Clifton as Churchwarden and Treasurer of this church.

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May

Cropredy, Thursday 9th May 2019 in 51 minutes
1260 Canterbury Pleasure Bob Triples
1 Alison Varney, 2 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 3 Brenda Day, 4 Chris Cox, 5 Keith Abbott, 6 Rosemary K Hemmings, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Lionel D Smith.
First of Canterbury PB Triples for 4, 5 and 6.
To celebrate the birth of a son, Archie, to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Bodicote, Thursday 30th May 2019 in 44 minutes 
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1 Alicja Gilroy, 2 Alison Saunders, 3 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Martin Warner.
Rung on the back 6 for the Ascension Day service.

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June

Banbury, Thursday, 6th June 2019 in 48 minutes
1259 Grandsire Caters
1 Barry J Davis, 2 Jean Davis, 3 Alison Varney, 4 Elizabeth A Smith, 5 Lionel D Smith, 6
Sue Burchell, 7 Rosemary K Hemmings, 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Graham J Clifton (C), 10 Robert A Reeves.
Rung for the Archdeacon's Visitation Service for the Deanery. Also to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

Banbury, Sunday, 16th June 2019 in 48 minutes
1280 Cambridge Surprise Royal
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Colin M Lee (C), 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Rosemary K Hemmings, 5
Sue Burchell, 6 Robert A Reeves, 7 Harry Gibson, 8 Alan J Griffin, 9 Barry J Davis, 10 Graham J Clifton (C).
First of Surprise Royal for 7. Rung in anticipation of the forthcoming 80th birthday of 6.

Cropredy, Saturday, 29th June 2019 in 52 minutes
1260 Plain Bob Triples
1 Helen Wilde, 2 Brenda Day, 3
Elizabeth A Smith (C), 4 Robert A Reeves, 5 Rosemary K Hemmings, 6 Heather Bletchly, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Lionel D Smith.
Rung to commemorate the 375th anniversary of the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, fought on this day 1644.

Steeple Aston, Sunday, 30th June 2019 in 45 minutes
1280 
Cambridge Surprise Major
1 Christopher Holmes, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Charlotte A Holmes, 5 Heather Bletchly, 6 Rosemary K Hemmings, 7 Alan J Griffin, 8 Colin M Lee (C).
Rung on the Patronal Festival.

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August

Mollington, Thursday, 1st August 2019 in 42 minutes
1260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1 Robert A Reeves, 2 Rosemary K Hemmings, 3 Lionel D Smith, 4 Heather Bletchly, 5 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 6 Charlotte A Holmes.
Rung, on the day before his funeral, in memory of Dave Tuckey, long-time Branch member and captain of SS Leonard and James, Rousham.

Banbury, Sunday, 11th August 2019 in 49 minutes
1260 Steman Triples
1 Lionel D Smith, 2 Elizabeth A Smith, 3 Charlotte A Holmes, 4 Robert A Reeves, 5
Christopher Holmes, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 Graham J Clifton (C), 8 Rosemary K Hemmings.

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September

Cropredy, Thursday, 12th September 2019 in 50 minutes
1260 Hunslet Bob Triples
1 Brenda Day, 2 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 3 Sue McCouaig, 4 Chris Cox, 5 Heather Bletchly, 6 Charlotte A Holmes, 7 Lionel D Smith, 8 Alan J Griffin.
First in the method for all.
Rung to welcome the Revd. Liz Simpson to the Deanery: she will be licenced as Vicar of Adderbury at a service later today.

Steeple Aston, Friday, 13th September 2019 in 46 minutes
1312 Painswick Surprise Major
1 Heather Bletchly, 2 Lionel D Smith, 3 Elizabeth A Smith, 4 Sue Burchell, 5 Robert A Reeves, 6 Alan J Griffin, 7 John G Pusey, 8 Graham J Clifton (C)
100th quarter for 1. First in the method for all except 5. Painswick Surprise Major is the Ringing World “method of the month” for September.

Hanwell, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 in 47 minutes
1320 September Doubles
1 Sue McCouaig, 2 Lindsey C Smith, 3 Chris Cox, 4 Elizabeth A Smith (C), 5 Lionel D Smith, 6 Lawrence White.

October

Banbury, Thursday, 3rd October 2019 in 50 minutes
1260 Grandsire Triples
1 Jean Davis, 2 Elizabeth Smith, 3 Lionel Smith, 4 Charlotte Holmes, 5 Rosemary Hemmings, 6 Richard Bentley, 7 Barry J Davis ( C ), 8 Robert A Reeves.
Rung in memory of Edward R Venn.
Diana Reeves would like to be associated with this quarter.

 

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