Broseley Christmas cards

We’re selling Christmas cards in aid of Broseley bell restoration project. Pictures of our cards are below.

BROSELEY CHURCH JACKFIELD CHURCH
DING DONG

They come in two mixed packs of 10 cards

  • one pack has five cards each of the two churches
  • the other pack contains the other two designs.

Both packs are £5 each, plus postage. Please email Ginette Pardoe at gstapp@gmail.com to place an order.

The past and future of ringing at Broseley

Tower Captain Ginette Pardoe has written an article called “The past and future of ringing at Broseley” which was publisted in The Ringing World in September 2022.

You can download a copy of the article here:  Broseley Ringing World article Sept 2022

Pictured above are:
Front row: Ginette Pardoe, Jan Baldwin, Gaynor Evans, Pam Sheldon, Mel Price (aka Ding, hiding) and Suzy Roberts (aka Dong).
Behind: John Maclean, Bruce Watson and Darren Swancroft.
(Photo Patricia Marinic)

Bridgnorth District Autumn Meeting

The Autumn Meeting will be held at Worfield (WV15 5LW) on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at 2:30pm. St Peters Church houses a 6 bell ring.

Please come along and have a ring with us; all ringing abilities will be catered for.

As is now the norm, some light refreshments (a drink and a piece of cake) for which a donation of £2 to the St Peters tower funds, is requested.

There will be a raffle for the Guild Bell restoration fund.

If anyone is able to donate any prizes, this would be most appreciated

If you know anyone who may be interested but not on the email list then please let them know the details.

Kind Regards
Darren Swancott
District Secretary

David Lees 1938-2022

The ringers at Much Wenlock are very sad to announce the death of David Lees.

David learnt to ring at Kingswinford when nine years old and had many stories of how he cycled to other towers. He rang a total of 28 peals, 25 of them between 1952 and 1956.  His work took him to other parts of the country and abroad so peal ringing took a back seat but he always tried to maintain his service to the church through Sunday ringing.  In the early years he had the company of his brothers Roderick and Christopher both prolific peal ringers.  He joined the band at Much Wenlock in 1980 and has been a truly faithful ringer since, always trying to arrange any commitments on a Sunday around service ringing.

We will miss his jokes which never failed to make us smile however corny.   RIP David and thank you.

Alec Osbaldiston

It is with sadness that we announce that Alec Osbaldiston has passed away.

Alec rang at Cleobury Mortimer and Kinlet towers and was the on Thomas Cooper organising committee for a very long time and became a Freeman of the Guild in 2006.

Alec’s funeral will be at St Mary’s Cleobury Mortimer at 1100 on Friday 12 November. There will be ringing before and afterwards. Alec asked that handbells be rung at the graveside and this is being to arranged. The committal will be at Cleobury Mortimer Cemetery, Ludlow Road, on the western outskirts of the town.

Broseley wins George Cousins Cup

BroseleyDuring the Covid-19 pandemic, Darren and the Broseley team have used some of the time away from ringing to do maintenance in the tower, both to the bells and in the ringing room.

As a result of all the hard work, the team were awarded the George Cousins Cup for the most improved ringing room in the Hereford Diocese.

Improvements include:

  • smaller and less rickety table
  • new corner cabinet
  • larger noticeboard
  • new pulls for clock hammers
  • new secondary glazing
  • refurbished boxes and steps into ringing room
  • new 3D printed model bell.

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