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Around the Towers

Quarter Peals

Badsey, Worcs, 30th June, 1260 Doubles (April Day, Plain, Grandsire): Tim Pinner 1, Doug Bott 2, Claire Penny 3, Tom Sandham 4, Martin Penny (C) 5, Gordon Hill 6. Rung on behalf of Girl Guiding UK to celebrate the Centenary.

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, 11th July, 1260 Single Oxford Bob Triples: Michael Cummings 1, Keith Murphy 2, Isobel Murphy 3, Joanna Murphy 4, Richard Lewis-Skeath 5, John Nicholls 6, Michael Dane (C) 7, Stuart Cummings 8. To congratulate Joanna on graduating from the University of Warwick with a 2:1 in History and Politics. First on 8: 1 & 8 First in method: 2, 3 & 4.

Whichford, Warks, 25th July, , 1260 Grandsire Triples: Michael Cummings 1, Ted Copson 2, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 3, Richard Lewis-Skeath 4, Trevor Hobday 5, Peter Kenealyr 6, John Nicholls (C) 7, Stuart Cummings 8. 65th birthday compliment to Peter. First Q without a stay: 1!

Harbury, Warks, 26th July, 1280 Westerfield S Major: Michael Gray 1, Diana Reeves 2, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 3, Alan Hartley 4, Richard Lewis-Skeath 5, Robert Reeves 6, John Nicholls 7, Chris Mew (C) 8. 5th birthday compliment to Eliza Lewis-Skeath, daughter of 3 & 5.

Offenham, Worcs, 15th Aug, 1260 Plain Bob Doubles: Claire Penny 1, Tony Hartwell 2, Robert Hall 3, Chris Povey 4, Martin Penny (C) 5, John Bolton 6. 1st Q of PB Doubles and inside: 2.

Badsey, Worcs, 5th Sept, 1260 Grandsire Doubles: Robert Hall 1, Claire Penny 2, Tom Sandham 3, Paul Green 4, Martin Penny (C) 5, Gordon Hill 6. Rung on the back 6 after the Christening of William Henry Whitby, Grandson of 3.

Wellesbourne, Warks, 6th Sept, 1344 Sydney S Major: Chris Mew (C) 1, Julia Doyle 2, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 3, Richard Lewis-Skeath 4, Karen French 5, Alan Hartley 6, John Nicholls 7, Peter Quinn 8.

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, 13th Sept, 1250 Yorkshire S Major: Richard Lewis-Skeath (C) 1, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 2, Diana Reeves 3, Alan Hartley 4, Robert Reeves 5, Peter Quinn 6, John Nicholls 7, Mark Sayers 8. 1st Yorkshire as conductor.

Ilmington, Warks, 15th Sept, 1260 Grandsire Triples: Andrew Gunn 1, Bill Nash 2, Chris Povey 3, Steve Bowley 4, John Nicholls 5, Michael Haynes 6, Michael Dane (C) 7, Mike Fairfax 8. On Battle of Britain Day; for the 70th anniversary.

Chipping Campden, Glos, 20th Sept, 1344 Spitfire D Major: John Gwynne 1, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 2, Lucy Gwynne 3, Alan Hartley 4, Robert Reeves 5, John Nicholls 6, Chris Mew (C) 7, Richard Lewis-Skeath 8. Rung for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Tower News

Temple Guiting: there is some exciting news from here, as an augmentation to 6 is about to occur. A second-hand bell of the right weight, note and matching founder (Taylor) has been found via the Keltek Trust and is being donated to the church. The donation covers just the bell, so there are costs of the fittings and the installation to meet. Installation of the bell could possibly be before the end of this year.

Please let me have any information about what's happening in towers in the area. Ed