Welcome back – hope everyone had a lovely summer break. Here’s the latest news from your Lewisham District…
Next District event is an open District Practice at Ash-by-Wrotham on Saturday 9th September, starting at 10.30am – all welcome.
The Annual District Meeting is to be held at Chelsfield on Saturday 7th October:
1030 General open ringing
1230 approx. Lunch – please bring your own (tea & coffee will be available)
1345 Annual District Meeting including Reports and Election of Officers
1500 approx. more general ringing
We will need to elect a new Secretary, and a new District Rep. Fortunately volunteers have come forward for these roles, and the other office holders have indicated that they are willing to stand for re-election for another year. Please notify the Chairman in advance of any planned contested Nominations or significant items of Any Other Business.
July Country Meeting
Thanks to those who travelled to Maidstone on 1st July for the first “out of District” event for a while! We had ringing at both St Michael’s and at All Saints, with a Business Meeting in the middle. The last touch at All Saints, of Grandsire Caters, was particularly special – thanks to the Maidstone ringers for hosting us.
Firsts and Footnotes
July and August’s highlights, from BellBoard:
First quarter peal congratulations to Naoko Nakatani, who rang the tenor behind to 2 Doubles methods at Greenwich, and well done to Oscar Brooks-Wilkins who scored his first quarter of Major and his first as cover, both at Farnborough.
A few “first in the method”s:
- Peter Norwood – 1260 St Clement’s College Bob Minor at Farningham
- Steve Fitton and Nevil Stonehouse – 1260 Stedman Triples at Eltham
- Debra Say – 1260 St Simon’s Bob Triples at Farnborough
- Amber Cusick and Nigel Pointer – 5040 Double Norwich CB Major in Bromley [on handbells]
- Svetlana Sokolova – 1250 Superlative Surprise Major at Bromley (also Amber’s first in the method as conductor)
Baby Rufus Mattingley-Hinks was welcomed to the world with a handbell peal of a brand new method, rung at his home in Bromley and named Rufus Delight Royal.
Congratulations to Ian Mills on achieving 50 years’ membership of the KCACR, and to Lesley and Svetlana on their 100th peal and 100th quarter peal respectively. Happy Birthdays to Jenson Barnaby New (2), to Rupert’s mother Judith (80) and to Reg Still (102). Lesley Barclay circled the tower to quarters at Farnborough, and many footnotes were added to this quarter at Greenwich!
A quarter peal was rung at Sidcup in memory of Susan Davenport, and our thoughts and prayers are with Chris Lawrance from Bromley Common on the loss of his mother Jean at the age of 95. A quarter peal of Bob Doubles, in which Chris rang, was scored at Greenwich in her memory.
Ruth & Nigel