Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers

  1. TOC
  2. back
  3. next

Notices and Adverts


Full rope: red/white/blue sally; 10'-6" tail; 42ft flax top rope and includes leather garter hole tube. Suit top of sally to garter up to 25ft. Good condition, some pulley wear on top rope. For bells 6-10cwt. £45

Top rope (flax): 41ft long; gauge suitable bells 10-20cwt. Superb cond. £25

Top rope (flax): 48ft long; gauge suitable bells 3-10cwt. V. good cond and has been treated with Ellis's 'Rope-Treat'. £25

Untreated flax top ropes can be treated with 'Rope-Treat' for £5 extra per rope.


John Bolton (of Badsey) has come across some old RWs in the tower and would like to dispose of them to someone for free. They date from about 1992 to about 2004 and are mostly complete. If interested contact John on 01386-830246.


At the 2010 AGM the Guild established a Bell Restoration Fund, from which the Committee are empowered to offer grants towards suitable aspects concerning rings of bells within the Guild's area of operation. Such aspects may include a range of needs, from maintenance to augmentations.

Rules and Constitution of the Fund and application forms are available from the Honorary Secretary.

Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers

Saturday, 9th June 2012

Venue:- Sankey Marine Club, Old Worcester Road, Evesham. WR11 4TA

There will be ringing at Evesham Bell Tower from 4pm until 5pm. All welcome.

The boat trip on the Handsam Too, (which is weather protected) will commence at approximately 5.30pm from Sankey Marine's premises.

'HANDSAM TOO' (at Evesham's Workman Bridge)

Sankey Marine is located at 'A'; on the plan

The BBQ will follow at approx. 7pm.

The cost is a reasonable £10 per head for BBQ (half price for children under 10).

The Boat Trip (optional) will cost £4 per person and £2 per child. The Handsam Too is owned and operated by Tom Sandham, who is a Guild Member. Tom has agreed a special rate for this trip. The boat trip is limited to a maximum of 55 passengers.

Sankey Marine Club lies beside the River Avon (see map above). Parking is available and will be signposted for this event.

In the event of inclement weather, the club room has been made available.

£5 deposits are required to book places for the BBQ. Cash or cheques made payable to the Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers should be sent to the Hon. Treasurer, Mr Michael Dane, 28 Newbold Road, Wellesbourne, Warks. CV35 9QE.

Closing date for bookings is 27th May 2012 as numbers are required for catering.

Any further information required please contact Sophia on 01608 652789 or Robert Hall on 01386 49617

Historic Churches 'Ride & Stride'

Advance notice

The chance to help with the upkeep of ancient churches by being sponsored to cycle ride or walk between churches in the four Shires will occur on September 8th.

More details in July Newsletter


This event will occur on Saturday October 6th.

The walk is planned for the Brailes, Sutton-under-Brailes and Cherington area.

Full details will appear in the July Newsletter.

Guild Annual Ringing Tour

FRIDAY 6th — SUNDAY 8th JULY 2012

The Annual Ringing Tour this year is a different format: it is a weekend event. Richard Lewis-Skeath has organised it around Abergavenny, so that those who do not wish to stay the Friday and Saturday nights can attend the Saturday towers without having to travel a great distance. All very clever organisation!

The (provisional) itinerary and other details are (THESE ARE THE ONLY DETAILS SENT THROUGH TO ME PRIOR TO PRINTING: Ed):-


Saturday 7th July 2012

Llantilio Pertholey6 (12-0-18 in F#)(0930 start)
Abergavenny10 (25-0-18 in D) 
Llanarth8 (12-2-4 in F#) 
Usk8 (14-1-7 in F#) 
Trellech6 (7-1-8 in A) 
Monmouth8 (16-3-1 in Eb) 

Evening meal at Wetherspoon, Monmouth.

There is a campsite within walking distance of Monmouth town centre for those with tents/caravans/motorhomes. (We will be making a weekend of it & two or three others have expressed an interest so far)

There are also several B&B's in the town & a Travelodge about 5 miles away for those who may like to stay over as well. (I will provide full details on request).

Some may wish to come just for the tour or stay for the meal as well and go back home after that.

If there is sufficient interest I may arrange a tower and/or pub meal on the Friday night. RL-S

Changes to the above may be unavoidable due to a variety of circumstances, so final arrangements will be shown on the FSG web-site in the fortnight before the tour. Check there, or with the Organiser (see below) before departing!

Organiser is Richard Lewis-Skeath (mob: 07747-802555), to whom thanks.

Four Shires Guild Clothing

This is a reminder that FSG clothing is still available. All items have the FSG badge embroidered on the left breast and come in many colours. More detailed descriptions of these products are available on the FSG website.
Clothing with Guild Logo Prices at 1st October 2011 (notice two styles have been added):-

KK403 Polo Shirt £13.50
SS24M Sweat Shirt £15.50
R16 Reversible Fleece with Waterproof Lining £25.50
SS51 Full Zip Fleece £20.50
SS50 Half Zip Fleece £19.50

If choosing colours from the web site just hover the mouse over the colour, otherwise I can email you the colours.

Payment is cash/cheque with order to:

Peter Quinn, 22 Mountford Close, Wellesbourne, Warwick. CV35 9QQ
Tel 01789 840827; Mob 07785793500;

Please make cheques payable to The Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers