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Dear all,

Here’s the monthly roundup of news from your Lewisham District.

The first Practice Plus!

Thank you to all who came and supported the first of the new format Practice Plus Business Meeting in January. 24 members met at Hayes and enjoyed a really useful practice with touches ranging from call changes to London Minor. Thanks to Graham Long for hosting, and for providing an ideal room for the Business Meeting. Draft minutes are at, subject to adoption at the April meeting. The new shorter format seemed to be successful, but please do keep the feedback coming – it is appreciated, and we promise we do listen to it all.

Upcoming events

Next event is a “normal” District Practice at Horton Kirby on Saturday 11th February – 10.00am – 12.00 noon. The recommended pub afterwards is The Bull, just around the corner from the church – they do great food and there’s no need to pre-book As usual the practice will cater for all abilities from rounds upwards, so we hope to see you there! The calendar for the rest of the year is at or pdf here

Striking competitions

Firsts and Footnotes

A few notable achievements and footnotes from around the District in January from BellBoard:

  • First quarter peal – Alison Jones, tenor behind to 1260 Doubles at Sidcup
  • First treble dodging – Peter Norwood, treble to 1260 Cambridge and PB Minor at St Mary Cray
  • First in the method and completes the Standard 8 Surprise Major to quarter peals – Ann Saunders, 1344 Bristol at Beckenham
  • First blows in method – Becca Hardy, 1344 Cooktown Orchid Delight Major at Bromley
  • First Minor inside – Peter Norwood, 1260 Plain Bob at St Mary Cray
  • Most methods to a quarter and to a peal – Ross Hartley, 16-spliced Major at Bromley and Eltham respectively
  • Circled the tower to peals – Dickon Love at Bromley Parish
  • Circled the tower to quarter peals – Svetlana Sokolova at St Mary Cray
  • And on handbells… First on 8 inside – Ann Saunders, 1296 Plain Bob Major at Bromley

Congratulations to Eltham ringers Tom and Tiffany on the birth of Adam Joseph Kelly Baird, marked with quarter peals at Eltham and Bromley.

Finally, a special mention and thanks must go to those who rang for Ros Farmer’s funeral at Foots Cray, including this quarter peal.

Well done all – sorry if we’ve missed anyone!

That’s all

Please remember this is your District, not ours – so please do keep the communication coming. You can contact us any time by email  or WhatsApp on 07850 801764 for Nigel or 07843 538952 for Ruth.

Best wishes

Ruth & Nigel