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From Beginner to Quarter Peal in under a Year!Post 7-12-2023
Congratulations to Shipton under Wychwood ringer Laura Cooper aged 12 on her first Quarter Peal on the Tenor at Asthall. (Bellboard)
On a freezing cold Saturday, at Laura’s request, some of those who had been instrumental in teaching her to ring gathered for her first quarter attempt, with a much deserved lunch afterwards at Burford Garden Centre.
Laura started to learn at our 4 week have a go sessions in January in Shipton, and has continued to progress by joining the ART ringing scheme, achieving her Level 3, and taking opportunities to ring at Longcot and St Aldates in Oxford. Special thanks to all for their help and encouragement. Laura is now working towards her next quarter peal on the treble.
Well done Laura! Picture of the band.
Armistice day quarter pealPost 16-11-2023
October branch practicePost 3-11-2023
The practice provided the opportunity for plain hunting on seven, Bob triples and Grandsire triples. Whilst we had fifteen branch members attending we were unable to ring the method of the month Erin triples, so it was rung as doubles. In addition a course of Cambridge minor was attempted with nearly four leads being completed. The evening finished with a generally good fall in peal of the eight and a few of us retired to the local for refreshment.