FIRST VISIT TO BURGHCLERE.
A very successful by-meeting of the Andover District was held at Burghclere on March 1st, about 30 members attending from St. Mary Bourne, Overton, North Stoneham, Winchester (Cathedral), and King Alfred’s College, Highclere, Wootton St. Laurence, and Woolton Hill.
The bells were set going about three o’clock, and, later, a service in the church was conducted by the district secretary (Rev. F. C. Sear), with a very interesting address by the Rector of Burghclere (Rev. Canon Medlicott). This was followed by an excellent tea in the Parish Room.
There was no business to be done at this meeting, but Mr. George Williams (Master) thanked Canon Medlicott for the use of the bells and for his interesting address. He also said he was pleased to see that Burghclere bells had been rehung, for when he (Mr. Williams) examined them a year or so ago he found them in a very bad condition.
Votes of thanks were also accorded to the organist and those who were responsible for the tea. A move was then made to the tower for more ringing, which lasted until nine o’clock, the methods rung during the day being Grandsire and Stedman Doubles, Plain Bob and Kent Treble Bob Minor. Unfortunately, the company was just one short for ringing Surprise methods. This is the first ringing meeting ever held at Burghclere.
The Ringing World No. 989, March 7th, 1930, page 150