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The Lincoln Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

Annual General Meeting, 29th April 2017

Ringing at Cathedral - 9:30 to 10:00

Communion Ringer's Chapel - 10:00

Meeting Bailgate Methodist Church - 11:00

Followed by Bring and Share Lunch

Ringing Welton - 14:00 to 15:00

Ringing St. Giles - 15:15 to 16:15

Handbell Workshop - 14:00 to 15:45
at Bailgate Methodist Church

Lincoln Cathedral - 16:30 to 17:20

Evensong - 17:30 to 18:15

Guild 6 Bell Striking Competition

Guild 6 Bell Striking Competition - 11th September 2010

The Guild 6 bell striking cometition took place this year in the Elloe Deaneries. The competition for the John Freeman Cup took place at Crowland Abbey and the one for the Edward Colley Plate took place at Deeping St. Nicholas.

Crowland Abbey
Deeping, St. Nicholas

The competition started at each tower at 16:30 with 7 teams competing at each tower. They were in order

Crowland
Deeping St. Nicholas
Barton-on-Humber
Alford (Team B)
Market Deeping
Deeping, St. Nicholas
Lincoln Cathedral
Bottesford
Alford (Team A)
Stow
Bourne
Rippingale
Messingham
Grantham
Kirton-in-Holland
Coningsby/Tattershall


Ringing at Crowland Abbey

Once the competition was over, all the teams congregated in the church at Deeping, St. Nicholas for tea. This consisted of salad and either a bowl of chilli or some pizza, followed by a selction of cakes and buns.

Tea at Deeping, St. Nicholas

After tea, the 100 club result was drawn, the results of which are here. Then the judges stepped forward to announce the results, starting with the Edward Colley Plate. The judges in question were Barry Brown from Ansty, Leicestershire and Mark Pendery from Ratby, Leicestershire.


Barry Brown and Mark Pendery
The judges for The Plate

The Results for The Edward Colley Plate
Position
Team
Method
Faults
Peal time
1st
Deeping St. Nicholas
Call Changes
79
2h 39m
2nd
Bottesford
Plain Hunt on 5
81
2h 59m
3rd
Rippingale
Reverse Cantebury Doubles
88
2h 56m
4th
Alford (B)
Call Changes
89
2h 42m
5th
Stow
Call Changes
99
2h 39m
6th
Grantham
Call Changes
110
2h 51m
7th
Coningsby/Tattershall
Plain Bob Doubles
125
2h 51m

So a good result for the local band from Deeping, St. Nicholas. After the band had been presented with The Plate, the judges for the John Freeman Cup stepped forward to announce the results. The judges in question were Sue and Derek Jones from the Peterborough Guild.


Sue and Derek Jones
The judges for The Cup

The Results for The John Freeman Cup
Position
Team
Method
Faults
Peal time
1st
Messingham
Plain Bob Doubles
50.5
3h 00m
2nd
Kirton-in-Holland
Plain Bob Doubles
52
2h 59m
3rd
Lincoln Cathedral
Plain Bob Doubles
52.5
3h 09m
4th
Barton-on-Humber
Plain Bob Doubles
58
3h 15m
5th
Market Deeping
Call Changes
59
3h 06m
6th
Bourne
Plain Bob Minor
84.5
2h 59m
7th
Alford (A)
Grandsire Doubles
89
3h 07m


The Messingham band,
with The John Freeman Cup

So the cup goes to the band from Messingham. After the presentation, the raffle was drawn and shortly after that people made their way home.

Congratulations to all those who took part in the competition and many thanks to the organisers, the judges and the team that provided the tea.

Jonathan Clark (Webmaster)