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John Evans


We regret to announce the death of John Evans of Stafford on Tuesday 2nd July aged 83. John joined the Stafford band in 1953 when moved to the town to start an apprenticeship with Bagnalls, who made steam locomotives. Ringers will remember John's jovial manner; whilst others were getting flustered, he would always be there to make light of the situation and calm the atmosphere.

He did not have ambitions to ring advanced methods and would happily ring the tenor behind to any odd bell method. Socialising with other ringers was as important to him as the ringing itself and the band always appreciated his company, especially in the pub after ringing.

The funeral will take place at St Mary's, Stafford at 1pm on Tuesday 23rd July.
There will be general ringing before the service.    

Walk & Ring - August 3rd


Our August meeting is a walk, lunch and ring around Sandon. We are meeting at 11am at Sandon church to boot up before setting out on a picturesque 3 miles around the local countryside. Lunch will be at The Dog & Doublet at Sandon.

Following lunch there will be ringing at Sandon. Our photograph is of the Trentham tower on the Sandon estate. The tower was originally a folly at Trentham Hall and was moved to Sandon when Trentham Hall was demolished in 1910-12.

Further details are on our Event pages:   View more...

Last Meeting


The July meeting was on the six bells at Marchington on Saturday 6th July. About 15 ringers visited this unusual domed church. Fifteen ringers came out for the evening to enjoy the easy going six bells, with a few of us going on to finish the summer evening at the Dog & Partridge at Tutbury.

For details of all our meeting, take a look at the Events pages.    

Trip to Dublin


Following on from a successful trip to Ypres earlier this year, Steve Stoker has arranged a coach trip to Dublin in late October. It is a 4 day trip with ringing at all five towers in Dublin. The cost is £339 per person based on 2 sharing and includes coach travel, ferry and bed & breakfast at a four star hotel.

If you are interested in the trip please contact Steve asap for further details on .

(Guinness isn't compulsory, but will no doubt be available for those so inclined!)    

Forthcoming Events


Tues 16th July - Tuesday Daytime Band: Shifnal & Beckbury

Tues 23rd July - Call Change Plus Practice: Tower TBA

Sat 3rd August - Walk, Pub Lunch and Ring - Sandon

View the full list of Association events here:   View more...

100 Club


The Association runs a '100 Club' to raise funds for the Bell Restoration Fund. The way it works is that members pay a subsciption of £12 and are entered in 5 draws in the year. There will be four prize draws, usually at business meetings, and one Superdraw at the Association's AGM. If fully subscribed the first prize will be £50 at the prize draws and £100 at the super draw.

So if you would like a flutter in aid of a good cause, please contact our 100 Club organiser, Chris Adams.  

Visit our 100 Club page by clicking here -   View more...

Learning to Ring


Have you ever considered learning to ring? Not sure where to start?

Take a look at our towers page to find somewhere close to you and just call in on a Sunday or practice night. Or go to the officers page and drop an email to our secretary for further information.

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Safeguarding of children and young people is an important issue both at a tower and an association level. The Association has therefore appointed a Safeguarding Co-ordinator, produced guidelines for tower captains, and policies and procedures for association events.

Copies of the documents can be found on our Publications page. They can also be obtained from our Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Ray Daw.

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