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New Members Meeting


Our February meeting is especially designed for new member who have joined in the last year. The first part of the meeting is reserved for new members and helpers, before being joined by other ringers from 3:30pm onwards. All new members should have received a personal invitation via their tower correspondent. If you have been missed,

All this is happening on Saturday 2nd February on the six bells at Dilhorne. It will also include a hot ringers' tea and a 100 club draw. (The tea is hot. We cannot comment on the ringers!)

To see all the details go to our Events pages. Please see the note on parking.
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Last Meeting


Our last meeting was an afternoon ring at Keele St John. This was a well attended meeting with every bit of space in the tower put to good use. Our new Ringing Master team of Rob Barcroft and Jenny Beech ensured everyone got a ring and kept us on our toes with a touch of Original.

Some met up for lunch at the Sneynd Arms before the meeting and some went on to Woodlands after.

Our thanks to Phil Gay and the Keele ringers for hosting the event and suggesting the pub lunch.    

Forthcoming Events


Tues 15th Jan - Tuesday Daytime Band: St Chad, Burton & Winshill

Tues 22nd Jan - Call Change Practice: Dilhorne

Wed 30th Jan - Surprise Minor Practice: Horton

Sat 2nd Feb - New Members Meeting: Dilhorne

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Lee Cooke, who has been our Newsletter editor for over 12 years, stepped down at this year's AGM. This is one of those jobs that go on in the background without many of us thinking about all the hard work that goes into pulling each edition together and keeping it fresh and interesting. So we would like to say a big thank you to Lee for all her hard work over the years to bring us such an entertaining and informative newsletter.


Trip to Ypres, Belgium



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.  

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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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Meeting Reminders


We have a facility to send you an email reminder one week before each of our meetings. If you would like to receive these reminders:
  • Click the link below to bring up an email to our webmaster
  • Ensure the email includes your full name and the tower at which you ring
  • Send the email

Tower Contact telephone numbers: Contact telephone numbers are now shown on our tower pages. The information is protected from web crawlers and has been in place for over two year's without any problems. However, if you would prefer your number not to appear on the website, please email the webmaster.

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