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DRC Striking Competition and AGM

On Sunday 24th November the Docklands Ringing Centre held its annual striking competition and AGM.

This year the event was held at Stepney. Rhiannon and Dominic Meredith kindly agreed to judge the competition. They even agreed to sit in a cold car while they were judging.

Team 1 was Bermondsey call changes, team 2 Stepney call changes, team 3 Bermondsey method, and team 4 Stepney method.

Following the ringing an amazing tea was prepared by Gill and her team.  The judges then came in from the cold were given a cup of tea to warm up and a few minutes to get through a some sandwiches before they delivered the results.

Once again, although the results were close, Stepney were awarded both the cup and saucer. Elizabeth picked up the saucer for the rounds and call changes team:

Dom awards the saucer

Chris then picked up the cup for the method team:

Chris pics up the cup

The DRC then held its annual AGM. None of the officers changed, but Greg was voted onto the committee in place of Tom Pinnock.

Thanks to our judges, Gill and her team and everyone who made it such a successful afternoon.


Royal Wedding Day

On Friday 29th April, 15 Docklands ringers will be attempting to ring a quarter peal at all most of the Docklands Towers to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

A Quarter Peal consists of over 1260 changes and takes between 45 minutes and an hour to ring.

The current plan is as follows:

  • 09:30 – Bermondsey: Grandsire Doubles
  • 11:00 – Rotherhithe: Multi Doubles

Lunch Mayflower : 12:15

  • 13:45 – Isle of Dogs: Plain Bob Doubles
  • 15:15 – Limehouse: Grandsire Doubles
  • 17:00 – Stepney:  Plain Bob Minor

Drinks Prospect of Whitby : 18:00

4 Docklands ringers run the Bath Half Marathon

On Sunday 13th March Andrew, Gill, Jonathan and Sam ran the Bath Half Marathon.

The event was planned as part of Gill’s training for the London Marathon and it was also agreed it would be a fun day out.

All 4 runners successfully completed the race and we all pleased with their times.  Following a nice relaxing lunch and an even more relaxing afternoon, the ringers made their way to Bath Abbey to ring for Evensong.

Docklands Ringers at Bath Abbey

Standing Behind the Tenor Box

Thanks to Maggie and Will Willans for making us so welcome at the Abbey & Thanks to Sam for organising the day.