Andover District

As is customary when the Andover District's annual meeting is held at Whitchurch, the bells of Hurstbourne Priors are available in the afternoon. This was so on January 13th. These bells are a real challenge and those who tried them found that plenty of effort was required to ring even rounds.

The service at All Hallows', Whitchurch, was conducted by the Rev. Hamilton Lloyd (Vicar), and was followed by tea and business meeting in the Parish Room. For the latter, Mr. A. W. Alliston presided, and among things discussed was the transfer of towers from one District to another. It was felt that this should solely depend on the views of the ringers in the towers in question and then referred to the annual meeting of the Guild.

A grant of five guineas was made towards the cost of rehanging Whitchurch bells. The job should be completed before the next District annual meeting there in 1963. The next quarterly meeting was fixed for Longparish on March 24th, with Hurstbourne Priors and St. Mary Bourne after tea. After the usual votes of thanks the ringers returned to the tower where the highlight was a course of Bristol.

G. D.

The Ringing World No. 2650, February 2, 1962, page 74