The quarterly meeting of the Alton District was held on Saturday [Aug. 9th] at Froyle. The unfavourable weather no doubt affected the attendance, and there was only a small party, which included the master (Mr. G. Williams) and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Read, and ringers from Blackmoor, Petersfield, Alton and Froyle. After about two hours’ use of the bells, the Guild Office was said in St. Mary’s Church by the district secretary, and then the party adjourned to the Shrubbery House for tea, by the kind invitation of Sir Hubert Miller, who is a life member of the Guild. Sir Hubert joined the ringers during tea, and, in response to the vote of thanks proposed by the master, cordially expressed the hope that the fixture at Froyle might become an annual one. The visitors afterwards had a stroll in the beautiful grounds, under the guidance of Mr. Gerald Robinson, head gardener, and a member of the Froyle band. This was most enjoyable, as the sun was then shining brightly, and when the company dispersed at 7 p.m. their only regret was there had not been a larger number to enjoy Sir Hubert’s hospitality.
The Ringing World No. 1012, August 15th, 1930, page 525