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Guild Dinner - 17th March 2018 

Downing College provided the setting for this year's annual dinner. It was preceded by four successful quarter peals and one peal rung by Guild members during the day, which can be seen on Bellboard. The speeches this year came from Phil Barnes as guest, Dickon Love as past master (featuring limericks) and Joe Wakeling as current master (featuring even more limericks). The handbell band brought round a touch of quarks and, as two of them learnt to ring last year, should be congratulated for their performance.


Joint Outing - 17th February 2018

Our annual joint outing with the OUS this year was organised by Joe and took place in Northampton. We had a good turnout , although the OUS had, perhaps over-ambitiously, booked a minibus for five of them... A good selection of towers, ranging from 6 to 10 bells, were grabbed - most in the city centre and then heading out to Abington for the final ring of the day. A note for the future: pubs in Northampton are very busy at 12pm on a Saturday, recommend booking a table to avoid a chilly lunch eaten outside!


Guild New Year 2018 

Our New Year's resolutions: do more ringing. Play more Bananagrams. Spend more time shooting each other with lasers. The Guild got a considerable head-start on all of these activities and more at our traditional new year celebrations. Attendance was at a record high, with fifteen hungry ringers descending on Rachel's poor unsuspecting parents in Swansea - but the quality of hosting was second to none. Two expertly-organised ringing outings were laid on, along with spectacular walks, overly-energetic evening games, ringing in the new year, and the (now-traditional) opportunity to shoot each other. A thoroughly enjoyable event, as always!


Christmas Newsletter 2017

Please click here to read the 2017 newsletter from Joe Wakeling.


Holiday to the Isle of Wight - 18th-25th August 2017 

The inaugural CUGCR summer holiday was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved. Our chosen destination was the Isle of Wight, with lodgings at Northcourt House, an amply appointed Jacobean Manor house with all the modern conveniences – including formal dining/table tennis room, barbecue terrace and grandiose gardens. We kept ourselves amused with trips to the beach, walks through the beautiful countryside, rides on steam trains, and just a tiny spot of ringing (including the characterful steel three at Swanmore). Plans are already well progressed for a follow-up event during the August bank holiday week next year, so watch this space!


 

Upcoming Events

 

14th June 2018 - Alternative Dinner at Brown's

16th June 2018 - Ridgman Competition, St Alban's

17th - 22nd August 2018 - Guild Week

24th-31st August 2018 - Guild Holiday to County Durham