witney and woodstock 6-bell striking competition 2022
On Saturday 18th June, Freeland hosted the 2022 branch 6-bell striking competition. Our disappointment with the wet weather, the day after a record June heatwave, was tempered by the fantastic catering supplied by the Freeland ringers in the […]

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17 ringers enjoyed the new bells at Broadwell on Saturday 11th December. Ringers travelled from as far as Exeter and St Albans to try the bells which all agreed handle very well and sound superb. Tony Crabtree has […]

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The church of St Peter and St Paul at Broadwell, Oxfordshire, is a picturesque 12th-14th century Grade I listed church nestled off the beaten track just beyond Clanfield and Black Bourton. Historically a ring of 5, with bells […]
Martin Spurrier
Bishop Gavin attended the re-dedication of the South Leigh bells after the tower won the Gold Award in the ODG Tower Maintenance Award Scheme thanks to the hard work and dedication of Steeple Keeper Martin Spurrier, who also […]

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This note is circulated from Robert Newton. It sets out a proposal that could affect many parishes and includes references to other documents and websites giving more detail. Although the ODG officers do not feel that it would […]
Broadwell

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The first quarter peal in over a century was recently rung on the newly re-hung and augmented bells at Broadwell. https://bb.ringingworld.co.uk/view.php?id=1458262

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Seven ringers attended a very enjoyable practice, including Rick Taylor who unfortunately had to leave before the photo. Touches of Grandsire Doubles, Plain Bob Doubles and Minor, St Simon’s Doubles, Plain Hunt and Call Changes were rung.
Witney

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The re-furbishment and installation of the clappers has been completed, along with the installation of new pulley blocks, improved rope drops and flapping boards, and eight new ropes and ceiling bosses. In addition, a major clean-up of the […]
South Leigh

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I am delighted to inform you that Martin Spurrier of South Leigh (nominated by Evadne Adrian-Vallance, also of South Leigh) was awarded “Highly Commended” in the “Westley award for church bell maintenance and improvement 2021”. I feel it […]
South Leigh
Message from Tony Crabtree, Chair, Towers & Belfries Committee. Please see the attached invitation to enter for the 2021 Westley Award. I know it has been a strange year for tower work, but it may have been an […]