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Striking competition and AGM

After the Stepney ringers (see photo) regained both trophies in the striking competition, the AGM was held. Welcome LOUISE BOOTH as the new Chair of the Ringing Centre!

Pictured with striking competition judge, Mike Wigney

Foundry visit 25th October

There are a few spaces left for the visit to Taylors Foundry next Wednesday – so if you weren’t able to commit yourself earlier but now find that you are available, please let me know as soon as possible! The plan for the day is given below (you can of course make your own travel arrangements):

10:26 – 11:39  Train from St Pancras International to Loughborough

Lunch at the Three Nuns, 30 Church Gate, Loughborough

1.30 p.m. Tour of Taylors Foundry & Museum

3.30 p.m. Ringing the foundry bells

4.50 p.m. bus to Stanford on Soar (St John the Baptist, 8 bells, 15-3-18 in F)

5 p.m. ringing at Stanford on Soar (to be met by June Stanley 07854 364124).

Pub in Stanford or Loughborough?

Return to Loughborough by bus.

(It may also be possible for some of us to join the evening practice at Loughborough parish church.)

21:22 – 23:05 Train back to London

If you want to come, you must let me know by Sunday 22nd – and if you want a pub lunch, let me know and I will email the menu.

Bookings to:

Foundry visit planned

Docklands Ringers are planning a visit to Loughborough to Taylor’s – for a tour of the foundry and museum, and an opportunity to ring on the foundry’s bells. We hope to be able to fit in another ring too during the day.

The visit will be on Wednesday 25th October (i.e. during half-term) and we will probably travel by train. The foundry tour will cost £10 (children 6-16 £5) – on top of this you will need to allow for your train ticket and a pub lunch.
This is a long time away, but the foundry tours are very popular and are booked well in advance, so please let Morag ( know as soon as possible if you would like to take part in this day out. We’ll then be able to confirm the booking with Taylor’s.

New shirts!


Thank you, Andrew and Mike, for modelling our new shirts, featuring an embroidered logo based on Rob’s design! If you haven’t already seen these, we have a few at Bermondsey and a further batch on order. If you would like to purchase one for yourself, email Morag who will let you have details. We have also purchased a set of T-shirts which have a LARGE logo on the back, so will carry the “Docklands Ringers” message when we are ringing in public – for instance, when we take the Charmborough Ring to the London Marathon, These T-shirts – a set of 10 in a mix of sizes – are available to borrow.

Two wins and a highly commended…

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At the annual conference of the Association of Ringing Teachers, Docklands Ringing Centre was awarded two prizes and was “highly commended” in a third category! Many congratulations to Roger Booth for the work he put in to the applications for these awards. Both come with cash prizes to be spent on improving facilities for teaching ringing,