2018 Events

Race Night Guild Fundraiser - Saturday 27th October

This year's Eastern Branch Guild Fund Raiser is just a few weeks away now. Once again it is a fabulous "Race Night". It will be held at Alford on the evening of Saturday 27th October, so get the date in your diary now! The race programme includes 8 races, each of 8 horses - with the opportunity for you to place a wager on your fancy using our 'Tote' for as little as 25p per time.

We are also offering you the opportunity to 'own' and name one or more of the horses in each race. To buy a horse will cost you just £2-50 and if your horse wins the race you win a prize! So even if you can't attend on the night, you can participate!!

The last race of the night will be 'race-off' between winners of the earlier races, and the victor will be awarded the Betty Collett Cup to hold for the coming year together with a further special prize.

During the evening, there will be a break for a tasty supper, and the obligatory raffle!

Finally, if you know anyone who would like to 'sponsor' a race for £25-00, we'd love to hear from you. A great opportunity for cheap publicity for local businesses.

Date Location Event Details
3/3/18 Coningsby Training Practice 6.30pm-8.30pm
7/4/18 Kirton Practice 6.30pm-8.30pm
5/5/18 Friskney Meeting Ringing 3.00pm-4.30pm
Service 4.30pm-5.00pm
Meeting, Tea, Ringing
2/6/18 Fishtoft Striking competiton 6.00pm
14/7/18 Butterwick Barbecue 5.00pm
4/8/18 Quadring Joint practice with Elloe 6.30pm-8.30pm
1/9/18 Tattershall and Timberland Joint Meeting with Central
6/10/18 Proposed joint outing With Northern branch Travelling by car
EB quarter peal week Towers to arrange own
27/10/18 Alford Guild Fundraiser
3/11/18 Boston Stump Practice 10.00am-12noon
1/12/18 Burgh-le-Marsh Meeting Ringing 3.00pm-4.30pm
Evensong 4.30pm-5.15
Tea and meeting
Ringing as req'd
26/1/19 Ingoldmells EB AGM 50th Anniversary of the bells
Guild dates
28/4/18 Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln Guild AGM
16/6/18 Ridgman Trophy
7/7/18 Southwark, London National Youth Competition
14/7/18 Boston Stump
Young ringers' day
& Barbecue
5/8/18 Lincoln Cathedral EB Ringing Meet 2.15pm
in Ringers Chapel
8/9/18 Ingoldmells and Alford Guild 6 bell striking competition Results and tea at Alford
13/10/18 Long Sutton Guild 8 bell striking competition
*** We will endeavour to maintain this list, but events may be subject to change ***
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New Eastern Branch eight bell method practices

The monthly 8 bell method practices at Burgh-le-Marsh will in future be held on the third Wednesday of the month, 7.30-9.00pm.

The intention is to provide an opportunity for ringers wishing to advance their method-ringing ability on eight bells, with an overall aim of ringing to a good standard.

The entry level is either ringing the treble to Triples or Major Methods (plain hunting or treble dodging) or covering to Triples Methods - essential for good triples ringing and a skill that helps with ropesight and listening.

More experienced ringers should have the opportunity to ring up to Surprise Major.