The Boat Races - 2nd April 2017
Once again, in collaboration with the OUS, we rang the bells on either side of Putney Bridge for the Cambridge vs. Oxford Boat Races. A quarter peal of Cambridge Major was scored at All Saints, Fulham while the women's race was taking place before we quickly rang down and ran up to the roof to watch the start of the men's race. It wasn't all ringing, though, we also went out for lunch and took a trip to the Science Museum.
Annual Guild Dinner - 18th March 2017
As is tradition, members of the Guild gathered from far and wide for the annual dinner, held this year in Peterhouse college. The day started well with 10 out of 10 successful quarter peals, including four 'first quarters' for some of our learners who started ringing in October 2016. Speeches from Jennie Earis as past master, Roger Booth as the guest speaker and Oli Bardsley as current master, tasty yet controversial food choices and a handbell touch (see it here on Bellboard) all made for a very enjoyable evening.
Guild New Year 2017
This year James (Junior) took on the task of hosting 12 ringers at his Northamptonshire abode. The trip kicked off with a quarter peal and a walk for the early birds. On New Year's Eve we visited 5 different towers, all exciting in their own special way and one of which required ear defenders, before ringing in the New Year at Brigstock. Another quarter peal followed on New Year's Day and then 10 intrepid members of the party played some rather soggy paintball. Thanks must go to James and his family for cooking lots of delicious food and for putting up with us!
Christmas Newsletter 2016
Christmas Dinner - 4th December 2016
Dinner for 18? No problem! As long as everyone brings their own plate, cutlery, glass and chair! Plenty of food was had by all, secret santa presents were swapped, and everyone took part in a (slightly aggressive) game of pictionary. Merry Christmas!
Integrated Teacher Training Scheme Day - 29th April 2017
Annual General Meeting - 7th May 2017
Held in St John's - more details to be sent out closer to the time.
Ridgman Competition - 17th June 2017
Hosted this year by Cambridge! See the webpage for more information.
Guild Week - 4th-9th August 2017
Based in St Alban's with weekend visits to towers in London.