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Around the Towers

Quarter Peals

Offenham, Worcs, 2nd July, , 1800 Doubles (Grandsire, St Martin's): Tim Pinner 1, Claire Penny 2, Martin Kemp 3, Matthew Kemble 4, Martin Penny (C) 5, John Kemble 6. Rung to mark the Ordination as Deacon of Anne Potter, once the Lay Reader and now Postmistress and assistant Curate in Offenham.

Wellesbourne, Warks, 4th July, , 1344 Yorktown S Major: Karen French 1, Chris Mew (C) 2, Richard Lewis-Skeath 3, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 4, Robert Reeves 5, James Ingham 6, John Nicholls 7, Peter Quinn 8.

Wellesbourne, Warks, 10th July, 1260 Grandsire Triples: Peter Quinn 1, Veronica Quinn 2, John Carrol 3, Sue Bacon 4, Simon Oram 5, Michael Haynes 6, John Nicholls 7, Peter Quinn 8.

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, 11th July,, 1280 Cambridge Treble Place Major: Keith Murphy 1, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 2, Diana Reeves 3, Chris Mew (C) 4, Robert Reeves 5, John Nicholls 6, Richard Lewis-Skeath 7, Mark Sayers 8. Rung as a farewell to Rev'd Nick Weldon, curate of this church, and his family as they leave for North Tawton, Devon.

Mickleton, Glos, 15th Aug, 1260 Grandsire Triples: Chris Mew (C) 1, Peter Quinn 2, Richard Lewis-Skeath 3, Lucie Gwynne 4, John Kinchin 5, John Gwynne 6, John Nicholls 7, Robert Reeves 8. A compliment to Linda Beach on her forthcoming 60th birthday.

Swerford, Oxon, 27th Aug, 1260 Plain Bob Minor: Keith Abbott 1, Graham Allman 2, Steve Bowley 3, Rosemary Hemmings 4, Michael Haynes 5, David Roskelly (C) 6. Rung for the visit of the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt. Rev'd John Pritchard, before his visit to South Newington church on 30th August 2011

Swerford, Oxon, 5th Sept, 1260 Doubles (6m/v): Peter Kenealy 1, Michael Haynes 2, Roy Jones 3, Colin Meakes 4, Michael Dane (C) 5, Graham Allman 6

Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, 5th Sept, 1280 Imogen D Major: Diana Reeves 1, Richard Lewis-Skeath 2, Peter Quinn 3, Robert Reeves 4, Sophia Lewis-Skeath 5, Chris Mew (C) 6, John Nicholls 7, Mark Sayers 8.

Pebworth, Worcs,, 10th Sept, 1260 Grandsire Triples: Graham Allman 1, Andrew Baker 2, Rosemary Hemmings 3, Michael Haynes 4, Richard Hartwell 5, David Roskelly 6, John Nicholls (C) 7, Robert Robinson 8. Rung for Rev'd Trish Gigor, who was licensed on Thursday, 8th September at St Peter's Church, Pebworth, and for John Nicholls's 1100 quarter-peal

Chipping Campden, Glos, 12th Sept, 1260 Erin Triples: Sophia Lewis-Skeath 1, Richard Lewis-Skeath 2, Lucy Gwynne 3, Mark Sayers 4, John Nicholls 5, John Gwynne 6, Chris Mew (C) 7, Jackie Hands 8. Remembering those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks ten years ago. 1st in principle 1, 2, 3 & 6.Circled the tower - 2.

Mickleton, Glos, 22nd Sept, 1260 Plain Bob Minor: Mark Newbury 1, Chris Righton 2, Bill Sabin 3, John Kinchin 4, Jackie Hands 5, Chris Povey (C) 6, Mike Faifax 7. (With tenor cover: rung after meeting short for Triples.) A wedding compliment to Miss Lucy A Osborne and Mr Mark A J Fairfax, married at St Ecgwyn's, Honeybourne on 16th September

Willersey, Glos, 24th Sept

Willersey, Glos, 24th Sept, 1260 Grandsire Doubles: Tim Pinner 1, Jennie Chadburn 2, Claire Penny 3, Martin Penny 4, Robert Chadburn (C) 5, Gordon Hill 6. To celebrate Tim's 70th Birthday. By.a combined band from Willersey, Offenham, and Badsey. First inside to this method: 2.

Tower News

There is nothing to report this time other than an update on Temple Guiting's augmentation. The installation of the bell and its Dedication Service has been put back by one month, to October and November respectively.

Is there really nothing else going on tower-wise in the area? It's difficult to believe all action is 'dead'! Please forward any information to me about what's going on in the towers.