Christmas Greetings to all our ODG ringers and families, and special thanks to the Steeple Aston young ringers for helping us to enjoy the Christmas spirit with their delightful music! https://www.youtube.com/embed/HCsvxLsM93g
Young Ringers visit Newbury Branch
Wednesday 19th February.
Any young ringers from the ODG who can handle a bell safely by themselves will be welcome. Parents, ringing teachers and more experienced ringers are welcome too.
Donations of £5.00 per young ringer will be collected.
Please let us know if you are coming and any special dietary considerations.
Please complete and bring a 2020 permission form if not already provided.
13:00 St Mary, Speen (tbc) (6, 12-2-12, RG14 1SA) ring and walk to Shaw
14:15 St Mary, Shaw (6, 7-01-12) ring and walk to Central Newbury
15:15 Church Hall, St Nicolas Newbury (10, 1-2-21, RG14 7WH)
16:30 Event ends
Old North Berks Branch of the ODG
For the Christmas school holiday outing we visited a light six, Horspath, just outside Oxford. And seventeen school-aged ringers came! They represented seven branches of the ODG, mostly fairly local but some coming from as far as Bloxham, Tilehurst, Faringdon and Clanfield. They were aged between ten and eighteen years old. Almost all the ringing was just by the young ringers, with lots of rounds and call changes, but also some Grandsire, Plain Bob, Stedman and Kent.
The young ringers said how much they liked the Christmas Cribs displayed in the church, (and the mince pies left over from Christmas Day).
And to recognise the season we had a party in the nearby Horspath Hub! We started with some party food kindly provided by Daphne, then played party games and rang carols on handbells. It was good to see the young ringers enjoying each others’ company.
The next young ringers outing will be at half term, on Wednesday 19th February, in the Newbury Branch. Put the date in your diary!
Sara Jones and her father Geraint both started ringing in September 2018. Sara, aged 13, has raced ahead of her father and rang her first quarter at St Giles’, Oxford on Sunday 7 April!
Sunday, 7 April 2019 in 43m (14–0–1 in F♯)
1269 Grandsire Doubles
1 Sara Jones
2 Catherine M A Lane
3 Dana Josephson
4 John G Pusey
5 Andrew R Freer (C)
6 Andrew Spicer
First quarter : 1 (aged 13)