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Extra practice sessions, an update

As mentioned in a previous post, we are arranging some additional practice sessions. The details of times, dates and locations have altered slightly. These are the new details:

8 Dec 2018 – Limehouse – Plain hunt

15 Dec 2018 – Limehouse – Bob doubles

12 Jan 2019 – Greenwich – Plaint hunt & ringing up & down

26 Jan 2019 – Greenwich – Bob doubles and ringing up & down

Please email Emma at docklands ringers dot co dot uk, if you think you would benefit from these sessions and wish to be invited.

Ringing Remembers

100 years on from the signing of the Armistice which ended the first world war, to commemorate all those who were lost in this conflict including the 1400 bellringers who died, ringers across the docklands area rang at 12.30 as part of Ringing Remembers.

Here are some photos of the ringers who took part. Many thanks to the humble person who made the poppies that many of the ringers are wearing.

Ringers at StepneyRingers at RotherhitheFlowers at GreenwichRingers at Lewisham

Extra practice sessions

The docklands ringers are arranging some additional practice sessions at Limehouse on the 1st, 8th & 15th of Dec, 2.00pm-4.00pm. Louise is kindly planning on teaching at these, numbers and helpers permitting.

  • 1st – for rounds and making places
  • 8th – for doubles
  • 15th – for plain hunting

We are interested to hear from both those who would wish to benefit from these sessions, but also from those who are already confident in these skills and are available to help make the sessions a success. Please email the docklands ringers mail group.

Success is the Reward for Perserverance

We almost had an all ladies band! (Emma couldn’t come to Isle of Dogs). Back L to R: Piers, Buky, Anna, Justina, Lina, Front: Bo, Lily, Naoko. The peal board in the background is the first peal rung by an all ladies band. Success is the Reward for Perseverance!

The bands at Isle of Dogs and Greenwich work closely together, especially as we have a fair number of new ringers, and the two towers are only 15 minutes walk apart. As one service starts at 10am and the next at 11am, we can easily ring for both morning services. Today we were able to ring rounds and call changes on the front six at Greenwich and all eight at Isle of Dogs.

What is remarkable is that of the ten ringers today, four have only learnt in the past six months, and two more have been ringing for less than a year. Never the less they are all making excellent progress towards Levels 2 and 3 of Learning the Ropes.

Today was also one of the band’s 16th Birthday https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1206191

Isle of Dogs is the tower where the first all ladies band rang a peal, back in 1912. We look forward to further progress and to the day, in the not too distant future, when at least some of our new ringers also ring their first peal. ‘Success is the Reward for Perseverance’ as the motto on the peal board says!