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.
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 27th January 2018
10:00 - 13:00
Lower in Peal'
If you are able to 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 17th February 2018
10:00 - 13:00
To improve bell control in Call Changes and also for those who want to take first steps into method ringing by learning how to change the position of their bell both at Handstroke & Backstroke. Early development of place making & dodging. £4 – No lunch due to wedding.
|Saturday 10th March 2018
10:00 - 13:00
& Listening Skills'
This event is for ringers who wish to develop skills in the 'Devon Call Change' style. Improve your skills in ringing with rhythm, making 'clean' changes, listening & leading well. Opportunity will also be given in calling changes and having a go at judging striking.
|Saturday 28th April 2018
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.
|Saturday 21st July 2018
10:00 - 13:00
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. A practical session enabling you to ring Plain Courses and touches with an experienced band. Some theory, tips on how to learn a method & recognising some signposts.
Fee for each practice is £6 including coffee and
lunch. NB May be subject to change due to weddings. Bookings for practices should be made to Les Boyce . . .
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 2018 are: 3rd Jan, 7th Feb, 7th March, 4th April, 2nd May,6th June, 4th July, 1st Aug, 5th Sept, 3rd Oct, 7th Nov & 5th Dec.
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 2018 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.