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Buy your Souvenir Beer Glass

Ed Bucknall very kindly drew an excellent picture of Southwark Cathedral which we have had etched onto pint glasses, which we are selling in aid of the rehang.

buy yours today

We will be selling these at the Stepney practice on Thursday, alternatively you can buy them in the Cathdral shop.  They are 5 pounds each. These will make ideal Christmas presents.  If you would like one and won’t make it to Stepney then please contact me.


Stepney Eight & Ten Bell Practice goes from Strength to Strength

This week’s ten bell practice had a particularly good turnout. It meant we were able to ring rounds and call changes on ten, Grandsire Triples, plain hunt, Plain Bob Triples, Cambridge Major, Bristol Major, London Major, Grandsire Caters and Stedman Caters.

This practice is normally on the last Thursday of the month from 7:30-9:30pm. All welcome.

Happy Birthday Andrew

At a recent training committee meeting it was noted that Andrew had notched up another birthday.  Elizabeth managed to magic up a cake from nowhere.


As usual but trying to include normal business, the training committee tries to have a bit of fun as well!

Stepney holds its first 8 and 10 bell practice.

At the last AGM we agreed that Stepney should try and follow the format of Super Tuesday and have a slightly more advanced practice than normal. After consultation with a few people from other Middlesex tower in order not to clash with anything else, we agreed on the last Thursday of the month.  The first of these was held last Thursday.

We have done our best to spread the word and we did get extra’s at the practice. Thanks to Ginny, Colin and Derek who came along.  Several of our regulars were unable to make it, which meant that everyone got plenty of time at the end of a rope.  Cambridge Major, Grandsire Triples, Plain Hunt on 7 and Call Changes on 10 were rung.  We tried to concentrate on bell control, striking and rhythm rather than complexity as the back 8 and all 10 are not particularly easy to ring well.

In general the feeling was that the practice was a success though we were reminded how hard the back 8 and whole 10 are.

If you are interested in trying to ring a bit more on higher numbers then please come along to the next practice,  it will be on Thursday 27th April at Stepney from 19:30 – 21:30.  All welcome.