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the archive and photos for witney & woodstock bellringing
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Firsts Fortnight
starts saturday 8 july 2017
do something challenging and new
and get a certificate at...
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branch social | Freeland
saturday 22 july 2017
fun from 18:00
details >>
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Activity Day & AGM | Oxford ODG
saturday 20 may 2017 | all day
open towers and AGM
details >>
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branch practice | Clanfield
saturday 13 may 2017 | 19:30 to 12:00
all 8 bell methods
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branch practice | Cassington
thursday 26 may 2017 | 10:30 to 12:00
all 6 bell methods
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Sad news of the death of
Derek West
ringer at Witney

email from Robert >>

Funeral tuesday 10 january
Oxford Crematorium
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Sad news from Bladon
death of Mary Douglas
funeral 12 april 13:00
St Martin's | Bladon
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new Ringing Master
plus other new posts
from the AGM
see contacts for details
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firsts fortnight
saturday 2 july to 16 july 2016 | anywhere
do something new with bells!
then...

branch social | Alvescot
saturday 16 july 2016 | pm
more details later
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BBC music day | any tower
friday 3 june 2016 | 19:00
ringing anywhere
more details >>
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branch striking competition | Standlake
saturday 4 june 2016 | 18:00
competitions for call changes and method
bring your own refreshments
Branch Striking Competition
call changes competition
won by Woodstock
method competition
won by Woodstock
congratulations to
Richard, Zoe, Bernard, Jane, Ron and Ian
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Queen's 90th birthday
sunday 12 june 2016
ring for Queen and country!
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Guild Activity Day & AGM | Vale of White Horse
saturday 21 may 2016 | from 10:00
ringing at several towers
more details >>
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Sad news from Eynsham
Fred Bennett died on Sunday
Funeral details:
thursday 26 may | 13:00
St. Leonard's Church
Eynsham
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branch AGM | Bladon
saturday 27 february 2016 | 18:00
ringing 18:00 to 19:00
service 19:00 to 19:30
AGM from 19:30
agenda >>
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talk
St Leonard's Eynsham

thursday 21 january 2016
19:30
The Development of the
English Art of
Change-Ringing
Roger Barnes
for the
Eynsham History Group
2 on the door
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Guild 10 bell Course
saturday 5 december 2015 | 09:45 to 17:00
around Newbury
course details >>
application form >>
young persons permit >>
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Branch Outing
saturday 10 october 2015
around Pershore
6 and 8 bell towers
details >>
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Training Day
Steeple Aston
saturday 24 october 2015
plain hunt to plain bob major
0915 to 2000
details >>
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Guild Maintenance Course
saturday 31 october 2015 | 1000 to 1600
around Newbury
details >>
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Longworth Festival of Bells
saturday 13 september 2015
Restoration Fund Events
St Mary's Longworth
details >>
poster >>
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Michaelmas Training Day
saturday 26 september 2015
more advanced methods
venus at various towers in the guild
details >>
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Ringing for The Queen
wednesday 9 september
at 1730
at that time The Queen
becomes the longest serving
British monarch -
a good excuse for a ring
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branch Firsts Fortnight
4 to 18 july 2015 | at any tower
more details >>
do something for the first time
and get a certificate at the branch social.....
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branch social
North Leigh
saturday 18 july 2015
details >>
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Oxford Guild AGM in May
did not happen as too few members attended
rerun proposed at Benson
saturday 4 july 2015
full details >>
and see the ODG website for even more
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memorial to Pete Burden
unveiling and blessing of a memorial
Freeland churchyard
saturday 25 july 2015 | 1800
further details >>
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branch striking competition | Ducklington
saturday 13 june 2015
Ducklington
won the call changes and method competitions -
congratulations to Roger and the team
poster and competition rules >>
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Great Ringing Day for 800th anniversary of
Magna Carta
sunday 14 june 2015
document sealed 15 june 1215
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branch striking competition | Ducklington
saturday 13 june 2015 | 1800

afterwards food at The Bell inn Ducklington
"The aim of the competition is to promote the improvement of
striking within individual towers, and to encourage as many
ringers as possible to take part. This is a fun and social event
for all ringers both new and experienced so please
participate" Anthony Williamson, Branch Ringingmaster

poster and competition rules >>
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300th anniversary of first recorded peal
saturday 2 may 2015
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Guild Ringing Day | Central Bucks Branch
monday 4 may 2015
detailed itinerary >>
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70th anniversary VE Day ringing
friday 8 may 2015
detailed request >>
letter from Rt Hon William Hague MP,
Leader of the House of Commons
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Robert Walton
new Branch Chair and Acting Secretary
introduction to the branch
from Robert >>
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St George's Day
thursday 23 april 2015
ring for England and St George!
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one day course | Radley
saturday 11 april 2015 | all day
plain hunt to major
entry deadline extended to 21 february 2015
full details >>
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Geoff Holden
Sad announcement
Geoff died on 20th February
Funeral: North Leigh
thursday 12 march | 1430
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branch AGM | Woodstock
saturday 28 february 2015 | from 1800
ringing 8 bell methods
service, then AGM
agenda>>
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news from the
Guild Master
'Over to you'
december 2015
news from Hilarie >>
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bell maintenance course | Charlgrove
1 november 2014 | all day
full details >>
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10 bell training day | Aston Clinton
29 november 2014 | all day
full details >>
print application form >>
on-line application form >>
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course | Steeple Aston
25 october 2014 | all day
full details >>
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branch outing | Hampshire
saturday 18 october 2014 | all day
names to Richard White
detailed info >>
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Guild striking competition
saturday 4 october 2014
Woodstock represented
the branch
placed 5th in heat
won by High Wycombe
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course | Radley & Steeple Aston
27 september 2014 | all day
full details>>
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Ringing Roadshow | Newbury
saturday 6 september 2014 | all day
full details on the RR website>>
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the next big event...
branch social | Combe
saturday 5 july 2014
preceded by...
branch firsts fortnight
from saturday 21 june 2014
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branch striking competition
Cassington
saturday 14 june 2014
won by Woodstock
just ahead of
Ducklington & Witney
in call changes and method
Woodstock
The Usual Suspects

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Roy Jones
Memorial Service
saturday 21 June 2014
St Nicholas Church, Marston
service 1100
ringing from 1000
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Clanfield quiz evening
for bell fund
28 june 2014
more details>>
national 12 bell striking competition
Christ Church, Oxford
saturday 28 june 2014
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new programme
from now to april 2014
branch practices | events | tower practices
copy of programme 2013/14
programme >>
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guild | diary of events 2014
dates for your diary for the year
full diary and poster>>
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ODG AGM | Downs Barn, Buckinghamshire
saturday 17 may 2014 | pm
ringing and AGM
see ODG website for details
ODG events>>
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Guild Ringing Day
5 may in our branch
all branch towers involved
full list and times>>
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Guild Ringing Day
5 May in our branch
your tower will be involved
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Alison will be missed!
new Ringing Master is
Anthony
see contacts for
all branch officers
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Ringing For England
23 April St George's Day and Shakespeare's Day
ring them bells!
Ringing For England campaign letter>>
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guild one day course | Radley
saturday 29 march 2014 | all day
all methods | plain hunt to major
application to attend from 1 december 2013
more information >>
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branch AGM | Stonesfield
saturday 29 march 2014 | from 1830
ringing | short service | AGM
all welcome
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? QUIZ ? QUIZ ? QUIZ ? branch quiz | Witney
saturday 8 march 2014
tower teams needed
poster and info>>

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Country Life article
11 January 2014
excellent introduction to
bell ringing
full article>>


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Ringing Foundation survey
help shape the direction of
bell ringing
take the survey>>

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guild one day course| Aston Clinton
saturday 30 november 2013 | 1000 to 1630
Grandsire and Stedman caters
more information >>
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ringing up and down courses | Ducklington and nearby
saturday 30 november 2013 | morning and afternoon
morning course - ringing up and down in peal
afternoon course - trebling up and down
more information >>
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website information
new events page calendar and other changes
details here>>
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Fabian Stedman
mark 300 years after his
burial on 16 november 1713
ringing 16 november
method suggestions?
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branch outing
saturday 19 october 2013 | all day | more later
details here>>
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branch social | Freeland
saturday 6 july 2013
fun, food and games | The Oxfordshire Yoeman
BBQ | firsts certificates
selection of photos here >>
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branch striking competition | Ducklington
saturday 22 june 2013
call changes and method won by Woodstock...
again!
selection of photos here >>
Woodstock
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what happened on
saturday 23 february 2013?
the branch quiz was won by a team from Combe and Stonesfield
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going to Uni this year?
save money...
go bell ringing

most universities have bell ringing societies so...
keep ringing
more details >>
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Help give Rob a lift
update on Rob Austin's situation...
Rob, married to Kate Everett, suffered a serious spinal injury from a fall
opportunity to donate
more details >>
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Guild striking competition
6 october 2012
result
Woodstock represented the branch with some good ringing against
the guild's finest to come 7th out of 9,
won by High Wycombe from EBSB, with St Aldates, Oxford, 4th,
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branch striking competition | Freeland
saturday 16 june 2012 | 6 bells
called changes and method competitions
both won by Woodstock | congratulations to:
Richard (C), Bernard, Jeannie, Ron, Zoe and Ian
Happy team     
more photos >
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Quiz Night
saturday 3 march 2012
Woodstock Bowls and Tennis Club | 2000
congratulations to the team from Stonesfield
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Terry Hester | celebration of 50 years of ringing
Witney
tuesday 6 december 2011
report of event >>
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Branch ringing outing | Huntingdonshire
saturday 22 october 2011
photos from the day >>
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branch social | Combe
saturday 16 july 2011
photos >
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guild 8 bell striking competition
monday 2 may 2011
well done to the team
more details >>
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Quiz Night | Woodstock
saturday 26 february 2011
was won by a team mainly from Woodstock
Congratulations to Malcolm, Clare, John, Hilarie, Jeannie, Andy,
Zoe and Ian
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branch outing | London 2010
photos >
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Freeland
rededication service and interview on BBC radio Oxford
more details >
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never seen a bell being cast?
first, removing the bells
photos >
you tube video of Freeland bells being cast
Freeland is chalked on the bell on the right
video >
if the video or photos don't work well, try another browser
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tower challenge and firsts fortnight 2010
congratulations to certificate winners
awarded at branch social | the Bell Ducklington
photos >
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branch quiz won by "The Magnificent Seven"
a team mainly from Woodstock
a fun evening had by all | congratulations to:
Malcolm, Clare, Zoe, Jimmy, John, Hilarie and Ian
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branch 6 bell striking competition | Alvescot
saturday 13 june 2009
more photos and report >
Happy Wootton      Happy Witney
happy Wootton                                           happy Witney

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branch outing | Wiltshire
saturday 9 may 2009
tour report & photos >
outing group
group picture at Marlborough

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guild 8 bell striking competition | Adderbury
saturday 4 may 2009
report >>
Guild 8 bell striking competition 2009
the w & w branch band for the guild 8 bell striking competition

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St Peter's Priory, Dunstable
St Peter's Priory, Dunstable
branch outing - may 2007

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newsletters

november 2009 newsletter >>

october 2008 newsletter >>

march 2007 newsletter >>

november 2006 newsletter >>

june 2006 newsletter >>

january 2006 newsletter >>

july 2005 newsletter >>

march 2005 newsletter >>

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new website
to all w & w bellringers from the webmaster >
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