Our first session for 2017 is at St Mary’s Church, Great Chart TN23 3AY just under 3 miles west of Ashford.
We have the bells from 14:00 until 16:00. If you are not be able to be there for the whole time, let me know so I can make sure you get the right kind of ringing whilst you are there, as far as possible. We will be concentrating, as always, on good striking ( I was very impressed with how much some of you had improved since the beginning of November) and we’ll try and ring a good variety of things: it was really good some of you could have a go at ringing Stedman Triples last time.
We have to select our teams for the striking contests in the next few weeks; we can only enter one team in the Ringing World National Youth Contest in Birmingham on 1st July. We will, of course, be choosing the most experienced from those who are available on the day (and able to attend practices beforehand). We also need to select ringers for the South East Counties Contest at Kings Langley on 1st April; we may be able to enter 2 teams for that contest, so if you would like to be selected as one of the ringers in that contest, please let me know next Saturday. Team members for both contests need to be under 19 years old on August 31st 2017. The contest will last at least all morning and there may be extra ringing in the afternoon… I will let you know when I have details.
We will also have a short break for drink and biscuit/cake(please bring!), also please bring 50p for tower donation.
If you would like to come by public transport there are trains to Ashford from a variety of directions and then a bus: Route 2 towards Tenterden leaving the station at 13:30, arriving Great Chart 13:44. Return bus leaves Great Chart 16:09 and arrives at the station 16:23. Please double-check times and bus stops (don’t rely on me!!)..
Neil and I, and other parents etc, have some spaces in our cars…..
If you know anyone else who would like to come along, do let them know.
( No toilet facilities in the church… MAY be possible to use church hall, if not in use by parties etc)
I will send details about Young Ringers Polo Shirts and Sweatshirts shortly.
Look forward to seeing you
KCACR Acting Youth Officer