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July Meeting


The next event is an evening meeting on the six bells at Marchington. Ringing starts at seven and continues until nine.


June Striking Contest


Our annual six-bell striking contest took place at Kingsley on Saturday 1st June. Six bands took part with Stone running out close winners. Our photo shows the judges in the special tent supplied by the Kingsley ringers.

Our thanks to the Kingsley ringers for hosting the event and providing the tea. Full results and photographs of bands are on the Striking Contest pages.

We also held our latest 100 Club draw at this meeting. The winners can be seen on the 100 club pages.

Jump to the striking contest results by clicking here:   View more...

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!)    

Keele Learners' practice


For several years Phil Gay has run a learners' practice at Keele, St John on a Tuesday night. These sessions make extensive use of a simulator and are open to all Association members.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these sessions, please contact Phil on .

Phil has written a more extensive piece on the background to these practices which can be viewed here:   View more...

Forthcoming Events


Tues 18th June - Tuesday Daytime Band: Newcastle & Swynnerton

Wed 19th June - Surprise Minor Practice: Horton

Tues 25th June - Call Change Plus Practice: Dilhorne

Sat 6th July - Evening Meeting: Marchington

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.

Click here for further information:   View more...

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