Bampton Practice night: Thursday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.15am (except 2nd & 5th) and 5.55pm (1st and 4th)
6 bells, tenor 14 cwt with practice bell and simulator
Huntsham Practice night: Monday 7:30pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 9:00am (2nd only)
8 bells, tenor 8 cwt
Huntsham Quarter Peals: First Wednesday Evening each
Month (see dates below)
Huntsham Peal Ringing: Thursday Mornings
Huntsham Monthly GDR Branch Practice: Wednesday Evenings (see Branch Events)
For a detailed weekly programme of ringing at Huntsham for all weddings, visiting ringers, peals, quarter peals and practices see the notice posted in the village bus shelter.
Developing Your Skills - The GDR, North-East Branch and the TRC have a 3 Phase Development Plan the details can be downloaded here . . . Programme A, Programme B, Programme C.
Branch Practice Towers are open to Branch members. They have a local band or regular attendees capable of supporting a ringer who is developing skills in the method listed above. They are attended by learners/developers & experienced ringers. Contact with the Captain beforehand is advisable so that your needs can be addressed. Contact details are in the Guild annual report, Guild website & TRC website.
• Monday. Huntsham 7.30-9pm
• Tuesday. Tiverton St Peter, 7.30-9pm
• Thursday. Bampton 7.30-9pm
• Friday. Tiverton St Paul, 7.30-9pm
We also have a number of experienced ringers who have offered to support developing ringers through discussion, email, phonecalls, suggestions of practices to attend, preparation before a practice etc. If you would like some further help in this please contact the Education Officer for a list of Support Ringers.
Beyond Plain Bob Doubles - Methods we will be ringing:
Click on the links below to download a PDF file.
1. Plain Bob above the Treble
2. Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place
3. Shipway Place
4. Minor Methods Beyond Plain Bob
See Method Database for further Doubles methods.
The number of students at our Extended Practices is carefully limited to ensure that all learners get a good opportunity for plenty of ringing. If you wish to attend any of these events, please book a place with Les Boyce well in advance. Where there is demand we may well run extra events, so please get in touch and let us know your needs.
|Saturday 26th January 2019
10:00 - 13:00
Lower in Peal'
If you can ring a bell up & down but struggling to do so in peal, then this is the course for you. A practical session with tips & understanding how to know if you are too high/low, near or far.
|Saturday 9th February 2019
10:00 - 13:00
Call Changes & Kaleidoscope Works'
This event is for ringers who wish to develop their perform ance skills and bell control. Improve your ability to ring with rhythm, make 'clean' changes, listen effectively and lead well using call changes and place-making and dodging exercises. Opportunity will also be given in calling changes and having a go at judging striking.
|Saturday 9th March 2019
10:00 - 13:00
'Raise & Lower in Peal'
This event is for ringers able to ring up and down safely on a single bell and who would like to learn the skills of raising and lowering in peal. Individual tuition will be given with the support of experienced ringers. There will be opportunities to try leading up and down on request.
|Saturday 30th March 2019
10:00 - 13:00
Want to make a start with method ringing? If you can ring call changes and know a little of the theory of plain hunt already, then this practice will give you the chance to ring plain hunt on several different bells or to ring the treble to a variety of methods.
|Sat 27th April & 11th May 2019
10:00 - 13:00
Doubles – theory & practice'
If you can ring Plain Hunt and wish to make a start on ringing an inside bell to a method , then this is for you. These are two linked sessions covering theory and practice. The practical session will enable you to ring Plain Courses and touches with an experienced band. The theory session will give tips on how to learn a method and recognising some signposts. Students should attend both sessions.
Special price for both sessions: £12
(£8 no lunch) otherwise £8 for one session.
|Saturday 11th May 2019
10:00 - 13:00
|'See April 27th for details'|
NB. All the above dates/times are subject to change if there are weddings
booked at Huntsham Church after initial advertisement.
All practices listed above will be held at Huntsham . Fee: £8 inc lunch for each event unless stated otherwise (£5 without lunch). Young ringers pay half fees.
If you wish to attend any of these events, please book a place with Les Boyce well in advance.
Tel: 01884 256819.
Quarter Peals are an excellent way of getting extended practice for a particular method or several methods. We can arrange for an experienced band to ring with you to help you achieve your ringing targets. Quarter peals normally are rung at Huntsham on the first Wednesday evening of each month.
Proposed dates for 2019 are: Jan 2nd, Feb 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, Aug 7th, Sept 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th and Dec 4th.
If you would like us to organise a quarter peal for you, additional dates/venues can also be arranged,
please contact Sheila Scofield . . .
Tel. 01884 256819.
Like quarter peals, a peal attempt is a good way to get practice. The Troyte Ringing Centre
organises regular peals, usually Thursday mornings, and anyone interested in ringing in one should contact
Mike Hatchett . . .
Tel. 01398 331843.
BESPOKE TRAINING & PRACTICES
Events can be arranged for tower bands or groups of ringers with the same needs e.g. raising or lowering in peal or starting to plain hunt. These can be arranged to take place either:
A key requirement is that the individual ringers in towers or groups can commit to attending the sessions which are arranged. Help from others can be arranged where a tower is short of experienced ringers. Courses can be run in the daytime or evening, weekdays or weekends, subject to the availability of tutors, the Centre bells and helping ringers.
Please contact Les Boyce to discuss your requirements and arrangements for meeting these.
All ringers are invited to make contact for any of the events above or for general ringing information, to book the Bampton practice bell for individual sessions or to bring a band to Huntsham for open ringing.
You can contact us HERE.
Programme of Events - Download 2019 Leaflet: Click HERE
Visit the Local Branch website for more local ringing events - Click HERE.
Display Boards: A set of twelve display boards which are available for use by any tower holding an open day or giving a talk on bell ringing to the general public. These display boards are contained within carry bags and are easy to transport within a medium size car and can be erected and dismantled by one able bodied person using reasonable care. For more details CLICK HERE.